To be truly successful, companies need to have a corporate mission
that is bigger than making a profit.
I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself
as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the
scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod
of ailments and grievances complaining that the
world will not devote itself to making you happy.
—George Bernard Shaw
If the people who work for a business are proud of the business they work for, they’ll work much harder.
Therefore, turning your business into a force for good is good business sense.
—Sir Richard Branson
Just as people cannot live without eating, so a business cannot live without profits.
But most people don’t live to eat, and neither must businesses live just to make profits.
– John Mackey
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and
not something you do in your spare time.
—Marian Wright Edelman
Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind,
but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality.
– Dee Hock
Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of
the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great
sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures
and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.
—W. E. Gladstone
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
—John F. Kennedy
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward
a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work,
will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for
his existence, and will be able to bear almost any “how.”
—Dr. Viktor Frankl
Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
—Leonardo da Vinci
Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are
surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life
is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
—Alfred North Whitehead
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose—
a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
—Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.