Monday, August 11, 2008

Purpose -

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. - Richard Bach (1936 &endash; )

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I have read and heard many attempts at a systematic account of it, from materialism and theosophy to the Christian system or that of Kant, and I have always felt that they were much too simple. I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy. That is the reason why I have no philosophy myself, and must be my excuse for dreaming. J.B.S. Haldane

Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Stephen Hawking

To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life. - Eric Hoffer

It is the absence of immediate and compelling goals that leads to boredom, low energy, pessimism, depression and despair, among a heap of other unpleasant conditions. `` The worst affliction in life is neither pain, nor poverty, nor misfortune, nor the perfidy of others, because all of these have been met and defeated by those with a determination to do so. `` The ultimate scourge is purposelessness -- a pervading realization that one's life has no value to the world. Fortunately, it afflicts only those who *choose* to have no purpose.... Joe Klock, Like Klockwork: The Whimsy, Wit, and (sometime) Wisdom of a Key Largo Curmudgeon by Joe Klock

We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes -- unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. -- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, from "To Live Until You Say Goodbye"

Jenny, God has made me for a purpose - for China; but he has also made me fast, and when I run, I feel his pleasure.-- ERIC LIDDELL, Chariots of Fire

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. - Seneca

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. The Shorter Catechism 1646

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