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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Anyone can become angry - that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - this is not easy.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    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.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
  • David Gemmell
    David Gemmell
    British author of heroic fantasy 1948-2006
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    A warrior feeds his body well; he trains it; works on it. Where he lacks knowledge, he studies. But above all he must believe. He must believe in his strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.
    Source: Quest For Lost Heroes (2011) 43
  • Brian Tracy
    Brian Tracy
    Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development aut 1944-
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    All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
  • Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
  • Leo Buscaglia
    Leo Buscaglia
    American author and motivational speaker 1924-1998
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    Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
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