The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.
Is the purpose of free elections to allow the most clever and vicious person to aggregate power, or is the purpose of free elections to enable the American people to have a serious conversation about their country's future and try to find both a policy and a personality that they think will carry to them that better future?
Just as the common law derives from ancient precedents — judges' decisions — rather than statutes, baseball's codes are the game's distilled mores. Their unchanged purpose is to show respect for opponents and the game. In baseball, as in the remainder of life, the most important rules are unwritten. But not unenforced.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
Society sets us up to be everything but ourselves, but I want to take a moment and say to people, love yourself. Find your purpose. You are unique, and that makes you great. I pursued my dreams. You can do it, too.
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union — to secure peace — has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.
Do your homework. Find your voice. Be authentic. And then dive in with purpose.
I always say your truth is your compass to your purpose.
Purpose — quotes and aphorisms
I don't think there is a hidden purpose to the universe that you have to puzzle out.
The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body.
But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
We should be very concerned: if identity theft is so simple to do, what's to stop me from entering this country and assuming the identity of someone else for the sole purpose of living here illegally for terrorist reasons? That alone would be a concern.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise... Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.
We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions.