In the university of God, however brilliant you may be, you will not be given double promotion. You must take every course, because each course serves a purpose.
He commenced a systematic search of the cabin; but his attention was soon riveted by the books which seemed to exert a strange and powerful influence over him, so that he could scarce attend to aught else for the lure of the wondrous puzzle which their Purpose presented to him.Among the other books were a primer, some child's readers, numerous picture books, and a great dictionary. All of these he examined, but the pictures caught his fancy most, though the strange little bugs which covered the pages where there were no pictures excited his wonder and deepest thought.Edgar Rice Burroughs
To found a great empire for the sole Purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.Adam Smith
Function and Purpose define architecture as a practical arrangement, while form defines architecture as a manifestation of apparition. The world of appariation that we cannot exist without (Max Horkheimer), is a psychological issue related to form. (Funktion und Zweck definieren Architektur als praktisches Bauwerk, die Gestalt definiert Architektur als Erscheinungsform. Die Welt der Erscheinungen, ohne die wir nicht leben können (Max Horkheimer), ist ein gestaltpsychologisches Problem.justus dahinden
The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole Purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.will cuppy
A writer and, I believe, generally all persons must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a Purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.jorge luis borges
Indeed, it is not intellect, but intuition which advances humanity. Intuition tells man his Purpose in this life.Albert Einstein
The generation of an infinite number of bogusly 'objective' sentences in an English of agonizing patchwork mediocrity is no cause for celebration, even if it eventually amounts to a Borgesian paraphrase of our entire universe. [...] I liked the internet better before. The mistakes had flavor, passion, transparent Purpose.
If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: 'What is the Purpose of life?' is unaskable and unanswerable.
The Purpose of this book is to discuss and present evidence for the general thesis that the flow of energy through a system acts to organize that system.
I do not see to what Purpose we exercise a superintendency over all inferior jurisdictions, unless it be to inspect their proceedings, and see whether they are regular or not. I have often heard it said that nothing shall be presumed one way or the other in an inferior jurisdiction.john pratt
And so the blasts of calumny, howl they ever so fiercely over the good man's head, contribute to his juster appreciation and to his wider fame. Preserve only a good conscience toward God, and a loving Purpose toward your fellow men, and you need not wince nor tremble, though the pack of the spaniel-hearted hounds snarl at your heels.william morley punshon
Wikipedia is first and foremost an effort to create and distribute a free encyclopedia of the highest possible quality to every single person on the planet in their own language. Asking whether the community comes before or after this goal is really asking the wrong question: the entire Purpose of the community is precisely this goal.jimmy wales
Welfare's Purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.ronald reagan
What to ourselves in passion we propose, The passion ending, doth the Purpose lose.william shakespeare
The American Israeli [sic] Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) exists for the Purpose of lobbying Congress to support Israeli governmental policies and actions. These oligarchies have persistently reduced Israel to their ideological preferences by ignoring its critical opposition.
The final Purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.Norman Kingsley Mailer
It is never too late to reform, as long as you have the sense to desire it, and the strength to execute your Purpose.anne brontë
The Purpose of this closed session in the Senate chamber is to finally give the truth to at least the members of the Senate—to finally call to task the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.richard durbin
The final Purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.norman mailer
The Bhagavad Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander Purpose of the universe.jawaharlal nehru
His [Champlain's] books mark the man,—all for his theme and his Purpose, nothing for himself. Crude in style, full of the superficial errors of carelessness and haste, rarely diffuse, often brief to a fault, they bear on every page the palpable impress of truth.francis parkman
The work . . . is steadily growing and spreading – especially in that most important department, native help. . . . The future hope of China doubtless lies in them. I look on all us foreign missionaries as platform work round a rising building; the sooner it can be dispensed with the better; or rather, the sooner it can be transferred to other places, to serve the same temporary Purpose, the better for the work sufficiently forward to dispense with it, and the better for the places yet to be evangelized.james hudson taylor
I, AB , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or Purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.