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.
People who truly understand God's Purpose for their lives know that we are called to be intimately involved with one another.zig ziglar
Nuclear weapons serve no military Purpose whatsoever. They are totally useless except only to deter one’s opponent from using them.
Christians believed in a teleological cosmos, one created by an omniscient God, a Grand Designer, for a specific Purpose. This comforting view was threatened by the new statistical methods in physics, and also by Darwin's theory of evolution, which assumes that chance may intervene between generations to introduce new characteristics.
“The question is whether aggressive battle is by itself commendable or not. If it is, why should the Muslims stop simply because territorial expansion in these days is regarded as bad? And if it is not commendable, but deplorable, why did Islam not stop it in the past? ... Aggressive Jihad is lawful even today for the Purpose it was lawful in those days."
The Purpose of a system is what it does. There is after all, no point in claiming that the Purpose of a system is to do what it constantly fails to do.anthony stafford beer
...for which I heartily thank you as she serveth me to great Purpose. For she maketh my hunting very certain and speedy. She hath never failed me, for almost every day this week but brought me in the right way to a deer. And this last week she brought me to a stag which myself had stricken with my bow, being forced to the soil where, with the help of a greater water spaniel that forced him out of the water, your good brach helped to pluck him down.cecil, william, 1st baron burghley
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a Purpose.garrison keillor
It is our souls which are the everlastingness of God's Purpose in this earth.william mountford
Men follow their sentiments and their self-interest, but it pleases them to imagine that they follow reason. And so they look for, and always find, some theory which, a posteriori, makes their actions appear to be logical. If that theory could be demolished scientifically, the only result would be that another theory would be substituted for the first one, and for the same Purpose.vilfredo pareto
By insisting on having your bottle pointing to the north when the cork is being drawn, and calling the waiter Max, you may induce an impression on your guests which hours of laboured boasting might be powerless to achieve. For this Purpose, however, the guests must be chosen as carefully as the wine.saki
Whatever I learned,Whatever I knew,Seems like those faded years of childhood that flew,Away in some dilemma,Always in some confusion,The Purpose of this life,Seems like an illusion!
With drooping shoulders The majority sit hunched, their foreheads furrowed like Stony ground that has been repeatedly ploughed-up to no Purpose.bertolt brecht
[My mother] closed the school the next day [after a visit from Castro's soldiers], because she knew that the Purpose of education was the broadening and opening of children's minds. And she couldn't be a party to the systematic closing of minds, borders, freedoms and ideals.gloria estefan
If democracy is a means rather than an end, its limits must be determined in the light of the Purpose we want it to serve.friedrich hayek
This very night I am going to leave off Tobacco ! Surely there must be some other world in which this unconquerable Purpose shall be realized.Charles Lamb
This was the most difficult, the most extraordinary transition. Her body had been a source of shame and disgust; to engage in activities with no Purpose at all except to revel in their sheer physicality had first nauseated, then terrified, and finally liberated her.china miéville
The average man of the present age … does not want to be a sentimentalist in his endeavors; he wants some measure for purposeful activity; he wants to feel that through the world some increasing Purpose runs. … But since his metaphysic calls only for magnitude and number, since it is becoming without a goal, it is not a source of distinctions in value. It is a system of quantitative comparison. Its effect therefore has been to collapse the traditional hierarchy and to produce economic man, whose destiny is mere activity.richard weaver
The obvious mechanical convenience of monologues in general, quite apart from link Monologues, is their availability in filling time. On the whole the link monologue is less widely employed for this Purpose than the entrance monologues.
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every Purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?pliny the elder
It is a mark of insincerity of Purpose to spend one's time in looking for the sacred Emperor in the low-class tea-shops.
Punning on the typographical and literary meaning of the word “character” and exploiting the resemblance of the “word” with “world”, Moore has identified the Purpose of transpositions like this which continue throughout the novel: I was inspired by the idea of anagram , which is the rearrangement of characters to make new worlds.
Born and nurtured when the human being first asked questions about the reason for things and their Purpose, philosophy shows in different modes and forms that the desire for truth is part of human nature itself.
Evolution teaches us the original Purpose of language was to ritualize men's threats and curses, his spells to compel the gods; communication came later.
Religious teachings are like a course of treatment having for its Purpose the cure and healing of mankind. If the only outcome of a course of treatment should be mere diagnosis and fruitless discussion of symptoms, it would be better to abandon and abolish it.
A PILGRIM IS A WANDERER WITH A Purpose. A pilgrimage can be to a place that's the best known kind but it can also be for a thing. Mine is for peace, and that is why I am a Peace Pilgrim.