Purposes

Famous quotes containing the word purposes:

    O, I am smitten with a hatchet’s jaw;
    And that in deed and not in word alone.
    chorus: I thought I heard a sound within the house
    Unlike the voice of one that jumps for joy.
    He splits my skull, not in a friendly way,
    Once more: he purposes to kill me dead
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    A material resurrection seems strange and even absurd except for purposes of punishment, and all punishment which is to revenge rather than correct must be morally wrong, and when the World is at an end, what moral or warning purpose can eternal tortures answer?
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles?... In that case America will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles.
    Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)