Quotes on the Purpose of Life

Here’s are some of the best quotes on the purpose of life: 

“The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”  (Leo Rosten)

“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” (Leo Rosten)

“The purpose of this glorious life is not simply to endure it, but to soar, stumble and flourish as you learn to fall in love with existence. We were born to live my dear not to merely exist.” (Becca Lee)

“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. … All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable. … It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire.” (Orson F. Whitney)

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” (Aristotle)

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” (Leo Tolstoy)

“Meaning of life: to shine a light where there is no light and take responsibility for shining that light.” (Noelani Musicaro)

“In essence the purpose of life is to prepare us for the greatest gift of God, eternal life.” (Franklin Richards)

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” (Nelson Henderson)”The meaning of life is to adventurously discover our gift. The purpose of life is joyfully share our gift with the world.” (Robert John Cook)

“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)

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” (Robert F. Kennedy)

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“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)

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” (Steve Maraboli)

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” (Amit Ray)

“Our mortal life is the time for men to meet God by building a bridge of faith, opening the door into immortality and eternal life.” (Joseph Anderson)

“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” (Les Brown)

“While wholesome pleasure results from much we do that is good, it is not our prime purpose for being on earth. Seek to know and do the will of the Lord, not just what is convenient or what makes life easy.”  (Richard G. Scott)

“Our mortal life is the time for men to meet God by building a bridge of faith, opening the door into immortality and eternal life.” (Charles Didier)

“The only thing we take with us to Heaven when we leave this world is the relationships we developed while we are here.” (Unknown)

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”  (Francis Chan)

“At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.” (Unknown)