Inspirational Quotes about Purpose

These are some of our favorites inspirational quotes about purpose from John F. Kennedy, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others.


“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”  — John F. Kennedy

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.”  — Mark Twain

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”  — Martin Luther King Jr.

“There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.” — Sharron Angle

If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.  — T.D. Jakes

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”   — Zig Ziglar

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”  — Abraham Lincoln

“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.”  — Rick Warren

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”   — Zig Ziglar

“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.”  — Dr. Steve Maraboli

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  — Martin Luther King Jr.

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” — David Viscott

“Happiness comes when I find a great “why” behind a career choice.” — Dr. Tim Elmore

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” — Rosa Parks



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