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A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on attitude, beginning, children, earth, eternity, god, identity, individuality, knowledge, practice, prophets, purpose, and spirit

Our attitude toward abortion . . . is fixed by our knowledge that according to an eternal plan all of the spirit children of God must come to this earth for a glorious purpose, and that individual identity began long before conception and will continue for all the eternities to come. We rely on the prophets of God who have told us that while there may be 'rare' exceptions, 'the practice of elective abortion is fundamentally contrary to the Lord's injunction, 'Thou shalt not . . . kill, nor do anything like unto it'

Dallin H. Oaks (1932 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1993, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on life and purpose

We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on happiness, life, and purpose

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by Confucius on purpose

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It is better not to proceed at all than to proceed without purpose.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on danger, force, history, labor, laws, men, morality, pain, power, punishment, purpose, religion, and work

Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain - and since labor is pain in itself - it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. History shows this quite clearly. And under these conditions, neither religion nor morality can stop it. When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor. It is evident, then, that the proper purpose of law is to use the power of its collective force to stop this fatal tendency to plunder instead of to work. All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on abstinence, defense, education, force, justice, labor, laws, liberty, organize, personality, personality, purpose, and religion

Since the law organizes justice, the socialists ask why the law should not also organize labor, education, and religion. Why should not law be used for these purposes? Because it could not organize labor, education, and religion without destroying justice. We must remember that law is force, and that, consequently, the proper functions of the law cannot lawfully extend beyond the proper functions of force. When law and force keep a person within the bounds of justice, they impose nothing but a mere negation. They oblige him only to abstain from harming others. They violate neither his personality, his liberty, nor his property. They safeguard all of these. They are defensive; they defend equally the rights of all.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on books, mind, purpose, and thinking

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on certainty, charity, death, god, honesty, honor, hope, justice, lies, purpose, sincerity, truth, wealth, and zeal

Weep for me, whoever has charity, truth and justice! I did not come on this voyage for gain, honor or wealth, that is certain; for then the hope of all such things was dead. I came to Your Highnesses with honest purpose and sincere zeal; and I do not lie. I humbly beseech Your Highnesses that, if it please God to remove me hence, you will help me to go to Rome and on other pilgrimages.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Lettera Rarissima to the Sovereigns, July 7, 1503 (Fourth Voyage)

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A Quote by Chinua Achebe on existence, imagination, journeys, people, purpose, and world

Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.

Chinua Achebe (1930 -)

Source: Award Lecture, "What Has Literature Got to Do With It?," In Sokoto, 23 Aug 1986.

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A Quote by Charlie Chaplin on beauty, needs, patience, purpose, questions, and understanding

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)

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