The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.
Charles S. Price
Reason had overthrown faith, and had defeated the purpose of God.
In the first place, bureaucracies never become efficient; they're never going to get rid of administrative costs; they're never going to reduce them. That's not the purpose of bureaucracies. It's to increase those things.
You have to ask yourself a question: "What's the purpose of the private sector - to support government?" And if the answer is, "Yes, it is," then you're a Democrat.
There are tax increases throughout this Obamacare thing. It is just an expansion of government for the purposes of redistribution of wealth, and it's being said it's a health care bill to improve the lives of the American people and provide more access to the health care system for the American people who were denied it. It's all a sham. It's all a giant hoax just like this climate change thing is.
What is the purpose of life? What is the primary objective of life? To live. To sustain itself.
Marriage is about raising children. That's the purpose of the institution.
You have to understand the way the liberal looks at something working. Their purpose here is not to provide you health care cheaply, affordably and plentifully. That's not what this is about to them.
Nothing is happy until it fulfills the purpose for which it was created by God.
I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.
There is no personal right to be armed for private purposes unrelated to the service in a well regulated militia.
To me, the only reason for guns in civilian hands is for sporting purposes.
Those who are not schooled and practised in truth [who are not honest and upright men] can never manage aright the government, nor yet can those who spend their lives as closet philosophers; because the former have no high purpose to guide their actions, while the latter keep aloof from public life.
The deity on purpose [sings] the liveliest of all lyrics through the most miserable poet.
Not every love, but only that which has a noble purpose, is noble and worthy of praise.
the most comfortable characteristic of the period [1775-1825], and the one which incites our deepest envy, is the universal willingness to accept a good purpose as a substitute for good work.
If they hear people running for - president... despite all the other problems that George W. Bush made after 9/11 when he basically said after going to a mosque in Washington, "We are not at war with Islam or Muslims. We are at war with violent extremism. We are at war with people who use their religion for purposes of power and oppression."
Money is only unused power. The real purpose of wealth, after food, clothing and shelter, is philanthropy.
Oh, no doubt the cod is a splendid swimmer - admirable for swimming purposes but not for eating.
Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.
Literature always anticipates life. It doesn't copy it but moulds it to it's purpose.
When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own.
That very concentration of vision and intensity of purpose which is the characteristic of the artistic temperament is in itself a mode of limitation. To those who are preoccupied with the beauty of form nothing else seems of much importance.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
God made everything else but man "after its kind"' - that is, according to the purpose and destiny he envisaged for it. But he made man in His own image. Man is patterned on God! He was made to represent God - in created, human form.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
God's guidance will require patience on our part. His leading is not usually a direct assurance, a revelation, but His sovereign controlling of the circumstances of our lives, with the Word of God as our rule. It is therefore, inevitable that the unfolding of His purposes will take time - sometimes a very long time.
George W. Bush brought a lot of minorities into his administration, which was a positive thing, and they had some issues that they wanted to press, but 9/11 really gave them direction. It gave them a purpose.
I always thought the purpose of time was to move forward, not backward.
Because of the varroa mite, wild honey bees are now, for all practical purposes, extinct in the United States.
John Andreas Widtsoe
There is a purpose in life--to raise men nearer to the likeness of God. Whoever seeks that ideal, daily, finds joy; and in no other way can true joy be found.