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Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaningMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or directionMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy -- invincible determination -- a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of man is in action not thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. They have a sort of permanent intoxication from within, a sort of invisible champagne. Americans do not need to drink to inspire them to do anything, though they do sometimes, I think, need a little for the deeper and more delicate purpose of teaching them how to do nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Danger lies in the writer becoming the victim of his own exaggeration, losing the exact notion of sincerity, and in the end coming to despise truth itself as something too cold, too blunt for his purpose -- as, in fact, not good enough for his insistent emotion. From laughter and tears the descent is easy to sniveling and giggles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of a business is to create a customer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do you suffer your thoughts to tamper with evil; and to dally with wrong-doing? If so; you are not sincere. God will regard your thoughts; for thoughts are heard in heaven. If you willingly sin in thought; if you are base and guilty there; because you think that no eye will see your thoughts; the guilt and baseness will sooner or later break into the outlets of word and deed -- from thought to wish -- from wish to purpose -- from purpose to word -- from word to act -- from act to habit -- from delight in the imagination to consent in the will -- from deed to repeated transgression; such is the genesis of sin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be happy is not the purpose of our being rather it is to deserve happiness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open oneMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced -- by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A purpose you impart is no longer your own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose in life is to collaborate for a common cause; the problem is nobody seems to know what it is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Instinct is action taken in pursuance of a purpose, but without conscious perception of what the purpose is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Multitudes of people, drifting aimlessly to and fro without a set purpose, deny themselves such fulfillment of their capacities, and the satisfying happiness which attends it. They are not wicked, they are only shallow. They are not mean or vicious; they simply are empty -- shake them and they would rattle like gourds. They lack range, depth, and conviction. Without purpose their lives ultimately wander into the morass of dissatisfaction. As we harness our abilities to a steady purpose and undertake the long pull toward its accomplishment, rich compensations reward us. A sense of purpose simplifies life and therefore concentrates our abilities; and concentration adds power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The longer I live, the more I have come to value the gift of eloquence. Every American youth, if he desires for any purpose to get influence over his countrymen in an honorable way, will seek to become a good public speaker.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meaning to our suffering. We need as much something to suffer for as something to live for.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics -- none in which there is more need of good pilots and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of polite behavior is never virtuous. Deceit, surrender, and concealment: these are not virtues. The goal of the mannerly is comfort, per se.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose and accounts for the immense wealth of American sports. It is the ceremony of innocence that the fans pay to see -- not the game or the match or the bout, but the ritual portrayal of a world in which time stops and all hope remains plausible, in which everybody present can recover the blameless expectations of a child, where the forces of light always triumph over the powers of darkness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of population is not ultimately peopling earth. It is to fill heaven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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