10 Quotes To Help You Find Your Purpose In Life

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Caique Silva

Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? What this all means?

If you’ve ever questioned why you’re here or what you’re doing, here are ten quotes about life from people who discovered the point of theirs. Hopefully these words strengthen and encourage you.


“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


“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.”

― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life


“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”

― Robert F. Kennedy


“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

― Robert Bryne


“To think what is true, to sense what is beautiful and to want what is good, hereby the spirit finds purpose of a life in reason.”

― Johann Gottfried Herder


“Advice to my younger self:

1 Start where you are with what you have
2 Try not to hurt other people
3 Take more chances
4 If you fail, keep trying”

― Germany Kent


“We live that we might have experience; that through it we might gain wisdom, compassion, faith, and inner strength.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons


“The journey will be more pleasant and the challenges will be adventures if you do what you love to do in life.”

― Linda Alfiori


We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being human and it’s the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget how valuable we are and our purpose for the life we have been given. We must take joy every day in celebrating our blessings, so it’s something we can carry in our hearts during our life’s journey.”

― Jesus Apolinaris


“The Myth of Sisyphus makes us wonder if we too are like the ones who are so distracted making friends with important people, staying on top of the latest technology, getting good marks in school, and making lots of money, that we never pause to think:

What are we actually living for?

Sisyphus ended up opening his heart to questions of meaning, value and purpose. He himself decided it was best to just make the most of his short time on earth, however meaningless it all may be. Through Sisyphus, Camus is telling us that life is a joke, and the courageous ones will accept that and have a laugh along the way. I know many movies released these days that operate under the same premise.”

― Jon Morrison, Clear Minds & Dirty Feet: A Reason to Hope, a Message to Share

Let’s live a life of purpose and meaning. Let’s travel, love, laugh, dance, be crazy and never let an opportunity slip out of our hands. Let’s explore the beautiful world we live in. Let’s fall love and if our heart gets broken, let’s never lose faith in love. Let’s make others happy because that will in turn make us happy. Let’s dance in the rain, sing aloud even if we are the worst singers. Let’s binge watch our favorite tv show and eat buckets of chocolate ice cream. Let’s read all the books that ever existed and fall in love with each and every fictional character. Let’s live a thousand lives through those books. Let’s laugh until our stomachs hurt. Let’s do what we love and love what we do because we don’t have enough time to waste on things we have zero interest in. Let’s make every single moment count.

Let’s give this life a purpose and inspire others to do the same. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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