"The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do."
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"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."
"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."
"Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose."
"The secret to success is constancy to purpose."
"A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes."
"The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for."
"What makes life dreary is the want of a motive."
"The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."
"Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim."
"Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for."
"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers."
"Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money."
"It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward."
"What is my life if I am no longer useful to others."
"A purpose you impart is no longer your own."
"Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it."
"Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill."
"To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants."
"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."
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