Having a rough morning? Feel your heart. That’s your purpose of being alive.
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
If the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering then our existence is the most ill-adapted to its purpose in the world.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma – but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.