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Passion Quotes to Find Your Place in Life

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If you’re struggling with feeling like your life is mundane and you don’t know your purpose, these passion quotes can help inspire you to live a different life.

If you feel like you are drifting through life unsure of what your place really is, you aren’t alone.

It’s a common struggle that people face.

And, not just those that are in the early phases of life trying to figure out what direction to move in.

There are lots of adults that are even nearing retirement who desire to find what their real passion is instead of just going through the motions of work and life.

If you can relate, the quotes below can be the motivation you need to find your purpose and place in life.

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Passion quotes about happiness

1. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. “Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.” — Steve Pavlina

3. “Love what you do and do what you love. Passion is the key that opens the door to joy and abundance.” – David Cuschieri

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4. “I say always follow your passion, no matter what, because even if it’s not the same financial success, it’ll lead you to the money that’ll make you the happiest.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Passionquotes about success

5. “What’s money?  A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

6. “Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.” – Joseph Campbell

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7. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John C. Maxwell

8. “One of the things that may get in the way of people…is that they’re not in touch with their passion. If you’re passionate about what it is you do, then you’re going to be looking for everything you can to get better at it.” – Jack Canfield

9. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

10. “If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.” – George Lucas

11. “When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.” – Vera Wang

12. “A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.” – Chin-Ning Chu

13. “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” – George Hegel

Passionquotes about work

14. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

15. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

16. “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” — Marian Wright Edelman

17. “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm

18. “Chase your passion, not your pension.” – Denis Waitley

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19. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Anonymous

20. “Passion is so key in leading and creating excellence that I will hire passion over education and talent every time.” – Dave Ramsey
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21. “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” – James Barrie

22. “Make your passion your paycheck.” – Anonymous

23. “True passion attracts. If you have passion in your business, the right people will be attracted to your team.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Passionquotes about embracing life

24. “It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” – Mae Jemison

25. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

26. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

27. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

28. “There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

29. “Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.” ― Germany Kent

30. “Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now?” ― John P. Strelecky

31. “Don’t settle for living mediocre. Focus on all the positive and embrace it. Ignore the negative and be thankful for every single day.” ― Germany Kent

32. “Never apologize for being alive, find your purpose and embrace life.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

Passion quotes to reignite your inner fire

33. “It’s never too late to give up what you are doing and start doing what you realize you love.” – Hans Rosling

34. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

35. “It’s never too late to start something new, to do all those things that you’ve been longing to do.” – Dallas Clayton

36. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

37. “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.” – Michael Jordan

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Passion quotes to find purpose in life again

 38. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown

39. “If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” – Wanda Sykes

40. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

41. “I think I overcame every single one of my personal shortcomings by the sheer passion I brought to my work. If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you–like a fever.” – Sam Walton

42. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Jane Fitzgerald

Passion quotes that will inspire you to live a different life

43. “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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44. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – T.D. Jakes

45. “Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you’re into kite-surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite-surfing. Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working. You’ll work harder at it, and you’ll know more about it. But first you must go out and educate yourself on whatever it is that you’ve decided to do–know more about kite-surfing than anyone else. That’s where the work comes in. But if you’re doing things you’re passionate about, that will come naturally.” – Richard Branson

46. “Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. it’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.” – Anonymous

47. “Passion is your joy, it is the essence of who you are. You have to unwrap it and find it.” – Jackie St. Onge

48. “I think that in order to be successful, women have to figure out what they’re passionate about first. No matter what you aspire to, you’ve got to love what you do in order to be successful at it.” – Michelle Obama

49. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

50. “You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.” – Dr. Dre

51. “Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine

52. “If you don’t have a passion, you’ll give up.” – Steve Jobs

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53. “It is the passions that do and undo everything.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

54. “Passion is the breath we take, the water we drink to sustain ourselves. Without air and water, we perish; without passion, an artist will wither and blow away.” – Jack White

55. “We must act out passion before we can feel it.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

56. “Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about.” – Steve Pavlina

57. “Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.” – Andy Cohen

58. “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” – Federico Fellini

59. “Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. “He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act.” – Claude Adrien Helvetius

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Passion quotes to help discover your purpose in life

61. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” — Robert Byrne

62. “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” — Stephen Hawking

63. “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” — John F. Kennedy

64. “I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.” — Kobe Bryant

65. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” — Albert Schweitzer

66. “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

67. “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller

68. “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” — Carl Jung

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69. “Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.” — Kallam Anji Reddy

70. “I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.” — Marla Gibbs

Passion quotes To Encourage Hard work and Love For What We Do

61. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” — Albert Einstein

62. “By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it.” — Nikos Kazantzakis

63. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman

64. Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

65. “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” — Benjamin Franklin

66. “It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” — T. S. Eliot

67. “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” — Jon Bon Jovi

68. “You can’t fake passion.” — Barbara Corcoran

69. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” — Steve Jobs

70. “Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.” — Deepak Chopra

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71. “Purpose may point you in the right direction but it’s passion that propels you.” ― Travis McAshan

72. “He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.” ― Samuel Johnson

73. “Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

74. “The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history.” ― Czeslaw Milosz

75. “All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something, you’ll create the talent.” ― Yanni

76. “Passion will always move you in the direction of your authentic self.” ― Danielle LaPorte

77. “Passion is the very fuel of inspiration.” ― Carole Katchen

78. “One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” ― E. M. Forster

79. “Greatness comes from living with purpose and passion.” ― Ralph Marston

80. “A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.” ― William Hazlitt

Which of these passion quotes resonated with you best?

Discovering your passion can go a long way in helping you to find purpose in your life.

Without this you probably feel like you are just going through the motions.

It’s possible to be successful at what you do without having passion for it.

But when you do what you are passionate about it adds to your life and activities.

You will find pleasure in it and the work you do won’t feel as much like “work” because you will feel excited about it.

Sometimes that’s all you need in order to keep going and push through the obstacles that arise.

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