Sunday Quotes – Purpose

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What will they think of me?” must be put aside for bliss.

Joseph Campbell

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Henry David Thoreau

Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.

William E. Gladstone



    1. For me, that quote and the one by Gladstone go well together. I like how they both say what matters is us and our little part of the world. It’s so easy to get caught up in the bigger picture, we can get lost if we don’t put ourselves first.

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