Life Purpose Quotes 

These life purpose quotes will inspire you to move forward in your life. When you know your personal values and discover your life purpose, you are on your way to achieving your life goals.

Get help for finding your life direction by creating a vision board. Include a selection of these life purpose quotes in your board.

You will have more time to find your life purpose by achieving work and life balance. With a balanced life you will be less stressed. You will make decisions with clarity and focus.

Your self esteem or the opinion you have of yourself is closely related to your life purpose. The more you know what you love to do, the more you are in tune with yourself and the more fulfilled you feel, the higher your self esteem will be.

Writing in a journal will help you discover life purpose. Writing is a powerful tool for deepening your understanding. Also try writing a life purpose or mission statement.

“To totally immerse yourself in situations that interest you and to explore the inner experiences – the thoughts, feelings, learnings, and growth that result.”Robert Scheinfeld

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust.

“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.” St. Clement of Alexandria

“Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.” Neale Donald Walsch 

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“To live is to choose. But to choose, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go, and why you want to get there.” Kofi Annan

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

“I think self-exploration is one of the journeys in life that we are blessed to be able to have.” Anne Heche

“The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created – created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination.” Deborah James

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“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” Garth Henrichs

“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill

“Most women I know have, in the service of some greater good, let their very lives wilt on the vine. We've dulled our personal lives while propping up everyone else, and we're no longer able to even imagine having any sort of adventure, romance, meaning or purpose for ourselves.” Joan Anderson

“Anyone can live heroically and successfully for one day. The man who achieves a high purpose makes that day the pattern for all the days of his life.” Anonymous

“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 meaning.” Barbara De Angelis

“The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.” Mohandas Gandhi

“Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.” John Mason Brown

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“The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.” The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle

“In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.” Dorothy L. Sayers

“Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.” Eric Hoffer

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.” Shirley MacLaine

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Winners are people with definite purpose in life.” Denis Waitley “You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires.” Marcia Wieder

“I began to have an idea of my life, not as slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.” Joanna Field

“The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.” Ross Parmenter

“When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity o start all over again, to turn over a new page.” Eileen Caddy

Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting: that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.” Dean Koontz

“The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.” Alexander Alekhine


Use these life purpose quotes as inspiration and motivation to discover your unique life journey.

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