39 Amazing and Inspiring Life Purpose Quotes

I’m a huge fan of quotes.

In my opinion, there’s nothing like a well-written quote that can get your juices flowing and reveal to you an important truth about life.

If you’re not sure whether pursuing your life purpose is worth the effort, then check out this collection of 39 Amazing and Inspiring Life Purpose Quotes!

I hope that these quotes help you focus on the importance of living your purpose and that they inspire you to start making needed changes in your life.

I’d love if if you shared this collection of quotes with others who could benefit from reading and reflecting on them. Thanks!!!

If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.

-Friedrich Nietzsche

I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.

-Srikmuar Rao

Not knowing about the ultimate purpose of our lives causes tremendous amounts of suffering.

Debasish Mirdha

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.

-David Viscott

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

-Robert Byrne

But beware of this about callings: they may not lead us where we intended to go or even where we want to go. If we choose to follow, we may have to be willing to let go of the life we already planned and accept whatever is waiting for us. And if the calling is true, though we may not have gone where we intended, we will surely end up where we need to be.

-Steve Goodier

You weren’t born just to live a life and to die; you were born to accomplish something specifically. Matter of fact, success is making it to the end of your purpose; that is success… Success is not just existing. Success is making it to the end of why you were born.

-Myles Munroe

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

-John Kennedy

A person must claim the meaning behind his or her existence. How we live is our final testament to what we believed in and our journey through the corridor of time determines our decisive character.

-Kilroy J. Oldster

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.

-Billy Sunday

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.

-Napoleon Hill

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost. To be everywhere, is to be nowhere.

-Michel De Montaigne

There is a greater will, a greater need and purpose hidden within each life, and there is an inner law that knows best how each must live and that is worth stealing for; it’s worth dying for, and worth living for as well.

-Michael Meade

A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance.

-Gary Hamel

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.

-Og Mandino

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of achievement.

-W. Clement Stone

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

-Helen Keller

When people know they are created with a purpose, and not here by accident, it is life-changing.

-Shane Harper

I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.

-Steven Pinker

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.

-Elbert Hubbard

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.

-John D. Rockefeller

We need to have a purpose in this life. I’m pleading with you, I’m begging with you to do the right thing. And do it not for the sake of how it will impact your own lives, but only for the sake of doing the right thing. 

-James McGreevey

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.


You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.

-Steve Maraboli

You’re living your days at the moment how a sheep grazes, meandering, not engaged with anything much.

-Nikki Gemmell

Don’t try to preserve your energy. Rather, think of a worthwhile purpose in life and burn yourself up…. for that’s what is satisfying and fulfilling.

-Manoj Arora

This is the responsibility we all owe to ourselves– that the purpose of our existence be to positively affect others with our gift and this does not begin when we feel we have become “something”. It begins when we decide to pick our gift and align it with it’s purpose.

-Chinoye Chidolue

Your life matters. You are here for a reason. Your job is to determine why.

-Michael Hyatt

Your passion sustains you. Your purpose is why you were created. Follow your passion but ensure you fulfill your purpose.

-Kemi Sogunie

The most important day of your life is not the day you were born, it’s the day you realize why.

-Mark Twain

I have finally figured out the meaning of life: there’s no such thing. And that’s a beautiful thing, because that means that WE get to choose it ourselves. Life has no meaning besides the meaning you give it. You are indeed the author of your destiny. So why not write a book worth reading?

-Dean Bokhari

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.

-David Livingstone

When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. 

-Wayne Dyer

My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear, and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self. 

-Coretta Scott King

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

-George Bernard Shaw

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

-Teddy Roosevelt

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