77 Quotes That Will Help You Live Your Life On Purpose


77 Quotes That Will Help You Live Your Life On Purpose

77 Quotes That Will Help You Live Your Life On Purpose

Trying to live your life on purpose is a little like riding on a roller coaster. Sometimes it’s fun and exciting, and other times you feel scared and powerless. During the times that you feel scared and powerless, there is not much you can do other than to keep pushing yourself forward.

Here are 77 quotes that I use to motivate myself to keep on keeping on. I hope that you will use them to help you live your life on purpose:

  1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches”. – Napoleon Hill
  2. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  3. The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” – Muhammed Ali.
  4. They can because they think they can.” – Virgil
  5. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  6. Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen
  7. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  8. To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain
  9. To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein
  11. Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” – Zig Ziglar
  12. Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn
  13. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  14. Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum.” – Jeffrey Immelt
  15. Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.” – Francis Gray
  16. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
  17. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein
  18. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”
    – Lily Tomlin
  19. Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi
  20. To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. – Peter McWilliams
  21. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.” – Nolan Bushnell
  22. I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!” – C.J. Walker
  23. The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields
  24. Life is too complicated not to be orderly.” – Martha Stewart
  25. The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” –Dennis Waitley
  26. There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.” – C.J. Walker
  27. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” –Albert Einstein
  28. We are currently not planning on conquering the world.” – Sergey Brin
  29. For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy.” – Bill O’ Reilly
  30. The only limits are, as always, those of vision.” – James Broughton
  31. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  32. I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” – Donald Trump
  33. To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.” – Tryon Edwards
  34. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel
  35. The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.” – Epictetus
  36. The cynic says, “One man can’t do anything”. I say, “Only one man can do anything.” - John W. Gardner
  37. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey
  38. You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.” – Lee Iacocca
  39. The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” – Laurence Sterne
  40. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” – Thomas J. Watson
  41. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth
  42. Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” – James Thurber
  43. The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
  44. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” – George Kneller
  45. The enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth-persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy
  46. Long-range planning works best in the short term.” – Doug Evelyn
  47. Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.” – Henry J. Kaiser
  48. In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential. It’s no different in the financial realm.” – Suze Orman
  49. The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius
  50. The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie
  51. I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.” – Alan Greenspan
  52. The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost
  53. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett
  54. The noblest search is the search for excellence.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
  55. The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.” –Charles M. Schwab
  56. You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” – Les Brown
  57. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  58. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” –Charles F. Kettering
  59. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford
  60. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” – Jim Rohn
  61. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” – Henry Ford
  62. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.” –Denis Waitley
  63. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  64. The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.” –Peter Drucker
  65. Why did I want to win? Because I didn’t want to lose!” – Max Schmelling
  66. To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” – Pierre Corneille
  67. To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett
  68. Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
  69. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln
  70. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie
  71. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  72. Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty
  73. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  74. The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison
  75. Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” – Dale Carnegie
  76. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  77. To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.” – William Shakespeare

I hope that these 77 quotes will help you life you life on purpose.  

Question: Did I miss any? Do you know of any other good quotes that will help you live your life on purpose? Comment here.


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