Goal: (purpose...objective...intent... )

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. --- Seneca 4BC

A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. --- Thomas Carlyle 1795

All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

As you make your way through life, let this ever be your goal, keep your eye upon the dougnut and not upon the hole. --- Anon xxxx

Austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the least of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irreversibly greater with time. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and, baffled, get up and begin again. --- Robert Browning 1812

Do not take drugs because they demand periodic doses and your heart will crave them. You will also lose money. Even for medical purposes do not take drugs if you can find a different medicine that will help. (commentary on the Talmud) --- Samuel ben Meir 1085

Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have not goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal. --- Maxwell Maltz

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. --- Aristotle 384BC

I believe every person is created as the steward of his or her destiny with great power for a specific purpose to share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love. --- zzz

I define love thus: the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth. --- M Scott Peck 1936

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream? --- zzz

Knowing your destination is half the journey. --- Anon xxxx

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. --- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1926

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. --- Louis Pasteur 1822

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose. --- Leonardo da Vinci 1452

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. --- Helen Keller 1880

Nothing resists a human will that stakes its very existence upon the achievement of its purpose. --- Benjamin Disraeli 1804

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. --- Helen Keller 1880

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age. --- Albert Einstein 1879

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. --- Les Brown 1928

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim. --- John D Rockefeller, Jr 1874

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. --- Kenneth Hildebrand

The chief purpose of the body is to carry the brain around. --- Thomas A Edison 1847

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. --- Benjamin Disraeli 1804

The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather in what he longs to attain. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

The world stands aside for he who knows where he is going. --- Proverb xxxx

This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. --- Oswald Spengler

We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience. --- George Washington 1732

When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective. --- George C. Marshall

Wisdom begins with sacrifice of immediate pleasures for long-range purposes. --- Louis Finkelstein

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