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Art for art's sake, with no purpose, for any purpose perverts art. But art achieves a purpose which is not its own.
View quotes by Benjamin Constant

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.
View quotes by John Cage

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.
View quotes by Thomas Carlyle

It is well that we have hobbies and crafts, not only do they give a sense of purpose but they have a purpose of themselves, too.
View quotes by Phyllis George

We have arrived at the point where the public are right in thinking that John Prescott no longer serves a purpose in governing the country, only a purpose in trying to hold together the fragile peace in the Labour Party
View quotes by Andrew Lansley

I do think there is a sense of Tony Blair having lost his sense of purpose and direction, so my advice to him is to recover that sense of purpose and direction and that remains the best option
View quotes by Charles Clarke

God is working His purpose out as year succeeds to year,
Gid os working His purpose out and the time is drawing near;
Nearer and nearer draws the time, the time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. [Hymn]
View quotes by A C Ainger

Stop looking for your purpose... be it!
View quotes by Dr Wayne Dyer

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose
View quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The purpose of all wars, is peace.
View quotes by Saint Augustine

Whatever I do afterwards [after politics], it has to have real purpose to it
View quotes by Tony Blair

The purpose of Zen is the perfection of character.
View quotes by Yasutani Roshi

Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers
View quotes by Sir Joshua Reynolds

My purpose is to make my narrative as truthful as possible.
View quotes by George Custer

Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
View quotes by Sheryl Adams

The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
View quotes by Edward Young

Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
View quotes by David Letterman

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
View quotes by Henry Adams

A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.
View quotes by Finley Dunne

In crossing a heath, suppose I pitched my foot against a stone, and were asked how the stone came to be there: I might possibly answer, that for any thing I know to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place; I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet why should not this answer serve for the watch, as well as for the stone? why is it not as admissable in the second case as in the first? For this reason, and for no other, viz., that when we come to inspect the watch, we perceive (what we could not discover in the stone) that its several parts are framed and put together for a purpose . . . This mechanism being observed . . . the inference, we think, is inevitable, that the watch must have had a maker; that there must have existed, at some time, and at some place of other, an artificer or artificers, who formed it for the purpose which we find it actually to answer; who comprehended its construction, and designed its use.
View quotes by William Paley



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