Top 466 Mission Quotes

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“The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.”

― A. E. van Vogt

“To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“There has to be a global mission of human progress.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“I reject Donald Trump’s mission of America.”

― Ad-Rock

“A mission to Rangoon we had been accustomed to regard with feelings of horror. But it was now brought to a point. We must either venture there or be sent to Europe.”

― Adoniram Judson

“The first mission to Mars did not expect to find craters and river valleys, and yet they did. The first mission to Jupiter didn’t expect to find ocean worlds and volcano worlds, but they did.”

― Alan Stern

“When I started working with NASA in 1989 as part of a mission to send spacecraft to Pluto, I knew it would take at least 10-15 years to see results of my efforts.”

― Alan Stern

“There was a time when Pluto – which NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft at last explored in 2015, a mission I led – was considered the last planet. We now know there are thousands of other – possibly inhabited – planets.”

― Alan Stern

“Every mission has life-or-death moments.”

― Alan Stern

“New Horizons is a very high-tech, small, roughly 1,000-pound spacecraft with the most powerful battery of scientific instrumentation ever brought to bear on a first reconnaissance mission.”

― Alan Stern

“If the Pluto mission was a cat, then it would’ve been dead long ago because they only get nine lives, and we’ve had significantly more than nine stoppages and odd twists and turns.”

― Alan Stern

“When the Negro musician or dancer swings the blues, he is fulfilling the same fundamental existential requirement that determines the mission of the poet, the priest and the medicine man.”

― Albert Murray

“The mission of HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, and this includes the unborn.”

― Alex Azar

“There are many people, including me, who admire the original mission of WikiLeaks.”

― Alex Gibney

“I feel that Julian Assange came to be both paranoid and self-regarding in ways that ultimately undermined his own mission. And so, the transparency radical became a secret-keeper instead of a secret-leaker. And that, I think, is a big problem.”

― Alex Gibney

“The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace.”

― Allen Tate

“HUD’s mission is to provide decency and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people in this country.”

― Alphonso Jackson

“I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission.”

― Alvin Adams

“I basically made it my mission to prove that ethical fashion isn’t frumpy and bland.”

― Amanda Hearst

“Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.”

― Andrew Jackson

“No university is the best place to execute every mission and no one company the best place to execute every mission.”

― Andrew Ng

“As a society, we must not allow human rights abuses to go unnoticed and undocumented; it is a vital mission to fight ignorance of these tragic events.”

― Andy Dunn

“I’m on a mission. If I can make even one person not enjoy something they’re currently enjoying, it’s all worth it!”

― Andy Kindler

“By boosting oversight and accountability, we can empower the VA in its core mission of helping the men and women who have served our country.”

― Ann Kirkpatrick

“I’m inspired by the mission of Free2Luv; they are giving a voice to people who need it, and they are so passionate about what they stand for.”

― Anna Todd

“You have to live the mission… love what you do.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“It’s not a personal mission to win La Liga, but I want it very badly.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“Companies like YouTube will continue to be tested on their commitment to the mission that made them such popular and profitable websites – providing an open platform to a wide range of ideas from around the world.”

― Ari Melber

“Make your life a mission – not an intermission.”

― Arnold H. Glasow

“Priesthood is not a convenient, historically conditioned form of Church organisation, but is rooted in the Incarnation, in the priesthood and mission of Christ himself.”

― Arthur Middleton

“I had been getting queries from regional filmmakers to do a movie based on my work. But I did not want my work and mission – to create awareness on menstrual hygiene – to be restricted to only a part of the country. In fact, I wanted to do the movie in Hollywood.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“When I was involved in the initial creation of the Department of Homeland Security, we were given a clear twofold mission. The first part of the mission was to secure our borders. The second was to maintain the free and efficient flow of commerce and people.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“It was clear to us that social movements and activism can only take us so far in our mission.”

― Atishi

“Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not.”

― Barack Obama

“Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.”

― Barack Obama

“The post office actually achieves its mission. I wish we could say the same of the CIA.”

― Barry Eisler

“I like to see people enjoy using my product. This is the mission of an engineer.”

― Barry Lam

“Some people are enraged, and some people are applauding. If there were a mission statement for graffiti, that would be it.”

― Barry McGee

“I thought: This is not racing, it’s a suicide mission.”

― Barry Sheene

“Scott Ritter is a very well-known archetype of a certain U.S. military officer. Very hard talking, very ambitious, zealous, and completely consumed with carrying out his mission. He’s a guy who, throughout his career, I would say, did not break rules, but he worked around road blocks.”

― Barton Gellman

“I think my whole generation’s mission is to kill the cliche.”

― Beck

“Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Gawker was a site built to destroy lives. Its mission was to discover the worst moment in a person’s life – and then publicize it for profit.”

― Ben Domenech

“It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.”

― Benito Mussolini

“That’s the primary mission of ours: to protect the border, enhance the border, and capitalize on what the border has to offer. It’s the source of jobs, source of positive immigration stories.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“We’ll be examining and auditing and reviewing all of the programs of the department and really figuring out what is the core mission and how can the federal department of education really support and enhance the role of the departments in the states.”

― Betsy DeVos

“I will not be deterred from my mission of helping kids in this country.”

― Betsy DeVos

“In my videos, I always want to be a powerful woman. That’s my mission.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“It is my plan to lead the RSC as a member-driven organization which puts forth positions developed through member participation and dialogue consistent with the RSC’s mission and the U.S. Constitution.”

― Bill Flores

“Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco.”

― Bill Gross

“All the information in the world has been pretty dispersed, but Google’s mission has been to organize it and make it universally accessible.”

― Bill Maris

“We all went up to Washington on a mission to change things. What I found is that the Founding Fathers set it up where it’s a little more difficult to do. We’ve got the Senate and the president to deal with.”

― Blake Farenthold

“I believe each of us has a mission in life, and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it.”

― Blake Mycoskie

“During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris.”

― Bo Gritz

“The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power.”

― Bob Barr

“My mission is to be kept on by Milan. Nobody wants to stay with the Rossoneri for only for one season.”

― Bojan Krkic

“What is SOCOM’s mission statement in two sentences? Most people I know in SOF cannot recite it. If it’s not clear from the bottom up, then it’s a problem.”

― Brandon Webb

“My personal mission has always been to empower people to be creative. But the Holy Grail of a tinkerer is to make something that makes something.”

― Bre Pettis

“That’s my mission: to make you feel something.”

― Bresha Webb

“Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister.”

― Brian Mulroney

“That’s my mission: I really want to get in the heads and hearts of kids and persuade them that they can believe things they haven’t seen, they can do things that maybe others haven’t done before them, that they are more than their worst acts.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“Astronauts working for the government will always need to be either pilots or mission specialists. Those who want to be pilots should have military experience – ideally, a test pilot background.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I suggest that going to Mars means permanence on the planet – a mission by which we are building up a confidence level to become a two-planet species.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Really, of all the important mission responsibilities assigned to United States Strategic Command by the president, none is more important than our responsibility to deter a strategic attack on the United States and our allies and partners.”

― C. Robert Kehler

“Our mission for younger people is to do our best to make exercise cool, hip – the thing to do.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“It is my mission to put sensible and evidence-based information above politics and exaggeration.”

― Carl Hart

“I don’t have time for politics. There is a mission, and that is to save lives.”

― Carmen Yulin Cruz

“I have made it my mission to give back in tangible ways that directly provide support and love.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“Voyager found Saturn to be a planet with a complex interior, atmosphere, and magnetosphere. In its rings – a vast, gleaming disk of icy rubble – the mission recorded signs of the same physical mechanisms that were key in configuring the early solar system and similar disks of material around other stars.”

― Carolyn Porco

“The Cassini mission was all about a comprehensive investigation of Saturn and everything in the Saturn system, and it’s been a mission that’s been done jointly with the Europeans.”

― Carolyn Porco

“Our mission and task has always been to find a pragmatic balance among competing interests that will serve the greatest common good.”

― Carrie Lam

“NASA has hit a comet with an impactor, during the Deep Impact mission. The goal of that mission was to study the surface by making a crater and stirring up the surface material so it could be studied.”

― Carrie Nugent

“Through acting and film, I felt that my life had a sense to it. I felt I had a mission.”

― Cecilia Roth

“I am not brutal or cruel to animals. My mission has always been to save dogs – especially troubled and abandoned dogs. I’ve dedicated my life to this.”

― Cesar Millan

“Learning is a critical part of our mission and organizational culture.”

― Charles Best

“Our mission is to help students in need and to democratize philanthropy.”

― Charles Best

“Our partnership with Dick’s Sports Matter program aligns perfectly with our mission to address inequity in schools nationwide.”

― Charles Best

“Speaking to numerous teachers and nurses, I am consistently struck by the sense of mission they have about their work.”

― Charles Kennedy

“To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.”

― Charles Lindbergh

“On any high-performing team I’ve been a part of, putting mission first, and team before self, was always key to collective success.”

― Chris Fussell

“The idea that two political parties can’t come together to get a mission done is foreign to me – and unacceptable.”

― Chris Gibson

“So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.”

― Chris Hadfield

“I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“Every shuttle mission’s been successful.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole.”

― Christopher Dawson

“I’m on a mission partly to make a difference in the world for the better, starting with the kids. They are the future.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“I feel very privileged to be part of this mission, and when my nomination was announced, I was really very, very happy to be selected for this mission.”

― Claude Nicollier

“We have the Fine Guidance Sensors, one of which we will exchange out of three. Another one we changed on the last servicing mission, and on the fourth servicing mission in 2003 or 2004, the third one will be exchanged.”

― Claude Nicollier

“We developed already, before the first servicing mission, this has been further developed on the second servicing mission and we refined it this time, all the terminology.”

― Claude Nicollier

“I applied everything that I could muster creatively to this mission to find a way to create a new ‘Jurassic Park’ movie for a new generation.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“The combat exclusion policy was adopted during the Clinton Administration in 1994 and says women can ‘be assigned to all positions for which they are qualified, except that women shall be excluded from assignment to units below the brigade level whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground.’”

― Cynthia Dill

“I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“I always think about life, and I think that we are here with a mission, and once we have done our mission, we go somewhere else.”

― Dani Alves

“Juilliard’s mission statement is learn about the classics so you can use that as a springboard to anything that comes your way.”

― Daniel Breaker

“You have to be very careful. If you over-commercialize a social mission, it completely loses its soul.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“There’s no specific mission statement for the ‘Toast.’”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“I have a mission, and that’s to help people. That’s what I want my music to do.”

― Danny Gokey

“The national nonprofit I founded, ‘KaBOOM!,’ is on a mission to save play for America’s children, and has long been championing the cause in high-need communities.”

― Darell Hammond

“The Hayemaker is a dangerous fellow who, when the bell rings, is on a seek and destroy mission, by any means necessary. No playing around. No comedy. It’s just straight-up business.”

― David Haye

“The Chinese are planning a manned mission to the moon sometime after 2020, and subsequently, to Mars. The U.S. has abandoned that dream.”

― David Ignatius

“Although most Christian churches advocate some sort of mission to non-Christians, no Jewish group advocates a mission to non-Jews. Proselytization seems to be foreign to Judaism.”

― David Novak

“We Jews who willingly and happily confirm our covenantal status and its attendant rights and duties must take the question of mission seriously: either to accept it or reject it knowingly and with conviction.”

― David Novak

“You can satisfy your soul’s mission by committing to leaving something behind on this planet that will make a difference to those who come after you.”

― Debbie Ford

“When I was a manager, I was incredibly results-driven – on a mission at all times.”

― Denise Morrison

“Our enduring values as a company are the most important of our mission and purpose.”

― Dennis Muilenburg

“I’m not really on a mission to tell anybody anything. I’d rather be figured out.”

― Diana Krall

“The mission of the A.R.T. is to expand the boundaries of theater through works of the canon and the new works of tomorrow.”

― Diane Paulus

“My mission is to eradicate poverty.”

― Dilma Rousseff

“Collaboration is a key part of the success of any organization, executed through a clearly defined vision and mission and based on transparency and constant communication.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens’ security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission.”

― Doc Hastings

“I wonder about guys like Sean Hannity, Keith Olbermann and Mark Levin. They’re on such a mission. I mean, I love Hannity and Levin to death, but on the radio they’re insane. How can you keep that up?”

― Don Imus

“It wasn’t a mission to be a rock star. It wasn’t a mission of mine to even be a movie star. I just intended to be a good actor.”

― Don Johnson

“The Voter Expansion Project’s mission is clear: Ensure that every eligible citizen can register, every registered voter can vote, and every vote is accurately counted.”

― Donna Brazile

“We must recognize the fact that many Nazis, Marxists and Fascists believe passionately in their fundamental rightness, and allow nothing to hinder them from their goal in the pursuit of their mission.”

― Dorothy Day

“A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.”

― Doyle Brunson

“Mission accomplished, we didn’t have any problems as far as violence goes.”

― Dr. Dre

“Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that’s a big day for us.”

― Duane G. Carey

“I shall never ask any pilot to go on a mission that I won’t go on.”

― Eddie Rickenbacker

“Our mission on Apollo 14 was to be the first to do science on the moon, so we had to be careful about getting everything in during the allotted time.”

― Edgar Mitchell

“In the late 1950s, self-esteem hadn’t yet been invented. High schools saw their sole mission as preparing students thoroughly for academic work.”

― Edith Pearlman

“Because human development is the most specific and exalted mission of woman, studies in anthropology and theory of pedagogy are essential in girls’ education.”

― Edith Stein

“I was never an assimilationist. I always thought gays had some special mission.”

― Edmund White

“The resurrection of Jesus Christ was necessary to establish the truth of his mission and put the stamp of all-conquering power on his gospel.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth.”

― Edward Steichen

“There is nothing that I’d love to do more than negotiate with Palestinians. This is my desire. This is my dream. This is my mission.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I’m not interested in being the damsel in distress; I want someone who has her own storyline and her own mission – not a woman who, to use a comedy term, is just there to provide the feed line to someone else’s joke.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“My mission is to give girls the tools to be able to blossom into their best selves.”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“The mission of professional mountain climbers is almost impossibly difficult by design: Their very livelihood is based on achieving the unprecedented. Their expeditions are complicated, exhausting, often life-threatening. Risk is the fuel that keeps them going.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“The life of Christ was a life of humble simplicity, yet how infinitely exalted was his mission. Christ is our example in all things.”

― Ellen G. White

“In Christ was united the human and the divine. His mission was to reconcile God to man, and man to God; to unite the finite with the infinite.”

― Ellen G. White

“With the mission to Mars, the whole world wants to get involved. So we actually have 13 different space agencies from around the world working on the global exploration road map.”

― Ellen Stofan

“I’m trying to construct a world that maximises the probability that SpaceX continues its mission without me.”

― Elon Musk

“The mission of ‘8 Mile’ is essentially to garner sympathy for a white rapper involved in an old-school shootout – a rap contest. This may be the final frontier for pop, more unbelievable than the prospect of launching a member of ‘N Sync into orbit.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“My mission is to kill time, and time’s to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.”

― Emil Cioran

“When politics is no longer a mission but a profession, politicians become more self-serving than public servants.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“My goal and mission is to be very strong in avoiding back steps. I leave judgments, evaluations and analysis to the media, then to the observers.”

― Enrico Letta

“Newspaper companies are losing advertisers, readers, market value, and, in some cases, their sense of mission at a pace that would have been barely imaginable just four years ago.”

― Eric Alterman

“It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.”

― Eric Hoffer

“I love ‘Lost’ and ‘Mission: Impossible III.’”

― Erika Christensen

“My long-range mission is to be the first athlete to win the Nobel Prize.”

― Ernie Banks

“Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“To jump and break the sound barrier will not be a mere record breaking experience or another extreme event that ends once the mission is accomplished.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“When it comes to communicating change at any time, the mission must be clear, and it must inspire.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“That is now my mission: to provide a European vision of growth, employment, prosperity – in one word, our future.”

― Francois Hollande

“My mission is to put France back on its feet. The priority is employment. Efforts have to be made, but those efforts must be made fairly.”

― Francois Hollande

“My mission is not to forbid French art. If the quality is there, I buy; if the quality isn’t there, I don’t.”

― Francois Pinault

“These days, all we hear about is that the industry is in trouble. Everybody is so scared, but our mission statement is having no fear.”

― Frank Iero

“Whatever the trend in exchange rates or whatever the external factors, a manufacturing company is always faced with the mission of transforming itself into a company that can produce higher value-added to absorb the increase in the cost of living in the country it’s operating in.”

― Fujio Mitarai

“I’ve been on a tweeting mission.”

― Gabby Douglas

“I was working as a flight director on the Gemini IX mission, and it seemed almost overnight I was picking up the responsibilities for the Apollo Program.”

― Gene Kranz

“The C Mission was the first command and service module. The D Mission was the first mission involving a lunar module in a manned fashion and the command module, and the E would take this lunar module and the command module into a very high elliptical orbit, about 4,000-mile-high orbit.”

― Gene Kranz

“’Star Trek’ is a ‘Wagon Train’ concept – built around characters who travel to worlds ‘similar’ to our own, and meet the action-adventure-drama which become our stories. Their transportation is the cruiser ‘S.S. Yorktown,’ performing a well-defined and long-range Exploration-Science-Security mission which helps create our format.”

― Gene Roddenberry

“These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission… to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

― Gene Roddenberry

“In the military, the bottom line has to be the success of the mission.”

― George Brauchler

“In my time as Archbishop of Canterbury I’ve seen a growing sense of unity and mission.”

― George Carey

“Our mission is to empower people to experience the world.”

― Gillian Tans

“Let us face it, the U.N. has failed. It has failed in its mission to promote world peace.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“So many tech companies have embraced a mission that they say is larger than profits. Once you wrap yourself up in a moral flag, you have to carry it to the top of other hills.”

― Glenn Kelman

“My main mission when I became Prime Minister, was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going. So, I’m happy with what I’ve done for Singapore.”

― Goh Chok Tong

“If you have a sense of yourself, your mission, your belief system, those things will lead you to success.”

― Goldie Hawn

“To be sure, American higher education is a diverse ecosystem, comprising institutions of all sizes, price tags, and mission statements.”

― Gordon Gee

“Like, Mission Of Burma to me always sounded almost like they were part of the British Arty New Wave. I kind of like that. I like not being able to tell the difference.”

― Graham Coxon

“I spent the summers of 1984 and 1985 as an associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church, the poorest parish in the Los Angeles archdiocese. In 1986, I became pastor of the church.”

― Greg Boyle

“Mission makes athlete-specific products. I always use their sunscreen – it’s an anti-sting formula, which is huge for me because it doesn’t burn my eyes when I’m snowboarding in warmer temperatures.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“My mission is to bring the power of big data insights and analytics to every company.”

― Gurjeet Singh

“But I would much prefer students going to college to learn and be prepared for the rigors of the new economic order, rather than dumping fees on them to subsidize football programs that, far from enhancing the academic mission instead make a mockery of it.”

― H. G. Bissinger

“Afghanistan is very satisfied with Croatia’s participation in the NATO-led peace mission and expects Croatia to expand its contribution to peace restoration in Afghanistan to other areas as well.”

― Hamid Karzai

“As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.”

― Harry von Zell

“Every observation that we make, every mission that we send to various places in the solar system is just taking us one step further to finding that truly habitable environment, a water-rich environment.”

― Heidi Hammel

“Britain should definitely be part of a Mars mission.”

― Helen Sharman

“Is a one-way trip to Mars ever really seriously going to happen? Surely that’s morally reprehensible. However old people are, however much they say they want to go on a one-way mission, people should be thinking about the possibility of returning.”

― Helen Sharman

“Since the Gothic, European sculpture has become overgrown with moss, weeds – all sorts of surface excrescences which completely concealed shape. It has been Brancusi’s special mission to get rid of this overgrowth and to make us once more shape-conscious.”

― Henry Moore

“To see, and to show, is the mission now undertaken by Life.”

― Henry R. Luce

“It’s true that Apollo 10’s lander was overweight. Late in the craft’s development, it became clear that its ballooning weight was endangering the whole mission.”

― Henry Spencer

“My suggestion is that if you need someone outside your company to prepare a mission statement for you, then you really don’t know what your mission is, and you probably don’t have one.”

― Herb Kelleher

“Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.”

― Herbie Hancock

“I was initially assigned to the American Consulate in Aden, not as Principal Officer but as a supernumerary officer to handle Yemen affairs. We had no resident diplomatic mission in Yemen at the time. People from Aden went up to Yemen regularly.”

― Hermann Eilts

“’Metal Gear Solid’ is, for the most part, an infiltration game. You go somewhere, you execute your mission, then you go back. Those are your actions as the player.”

― Hideo Kojima

“As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable.”

― Howard Coble

“Well, as far as I’m concerned, I’m not here to live a normal life. I’m sent here on a mission.”

― Howard Finster

“The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture.”

― Hu Shih

“The flakier your mission, the fiercer you have to be on the business side.”

― Ira Glass

“An international presence in Serbia’s Kosovo province is not a problem. But only a civilian and unarmed mission under U.N. auspices, with Russia’s participation, would be acceptable.”

― Ivica Dacic

“Our task force put to sea in early January 1942, to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands, but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.”

― Jack Adams

“I keep surprising myself with films like ‘Mission Kashmir,’ ‘Albela,’ ‘Farz,’ and ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai.’ All the roles are very different.”

― Jackie Shroff

“All of us have a mission here on Earth.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“I had found myself a new mission – and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.”

― James Black

“To accomplish its mission, the FBI relies heavily upon its law enforcement and intelligence partners around the nation and around the globe. By combining our resources and our collective expertise, we are able to investigate national security threats that cross both geographical and jurisdictional boundaries.”

― James Comey

“A diplomatic mission, like a company, is comprised of multiple departments, all of which must be relied upon to move business forward.”

― James Costos

“He can’t imagine the result of the mission because he never saw it.”

― James Dickey

“Thinklogical’s systems play a key role in the delivery and visualization of mission critical data used every day by military and intelligence communities worldwide.”

― James G. Stavridis

“With the release of the Dragon sensor… I have finished my mission. I am done posting. I will no longer be the face of Red.”

― James Jannard

“There’s never been a point when I’ve questioned myself. If I’ve ever had a setback at a club I’ve always made it my mission to show why I should be in the team instead of dwelling on it.”

― James Maddison

“We have a responsibility to make sure that the limited resources we have are spent efficiently and effectively and that programs achieve their mission.”

― James T. Walsh

“Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers.”

― James T. Walsh

“Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.”

― Jan Peter Balkenende

“We’re charged by Congress with regulating financial institutions. We take that mission seriously. We are tough supervisors and regulators.”

― Janet Yellen

“There was a military police brigade with over 3,400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission – prisoner-of-war operations – was finished.”

― Janis Karpinski

“The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade, effective the first of July, up to Baghdad. I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June.”

― Janis Karpinski

“As the founder of your company, you must be in love with your brand and inspired by your brand’s mission if you have any hope of getting press for your product.”

― Jason Calacanis

“My mission is to grow business in Silicon Alley.”

― Jason Calacanis

“We can all be heroes, joining together in a grand mission to save those living on this little blue planet.”

― Jay Inslee

“We fly to 106 kilometers. We’ve always had as our mission that we always wanted to fly above the Karman line because we didn’t want there to be any asterisks next to your name about whether you’re an astronaut or not.”

― Jeff Bezos

“I’m skeptical of any mission that has advertisers at its centerpiece.”

― Jeff Bezos

“There is a terrorist threat to this country that remains, and I believe that counter-terrorism needs to be the cornerstone of our mission, our vast mission… and aviation security is something that we still have a fair amount of concerns about.”

― Jeh Johnson

“I struggled with a lot of doubts around my songwriting and around what I was and what my purpose and mission were.”

― Jens Lekman

“My mission in life is to try and get to a point where my insides world is not affected by the outside world.”

― Jeremy Jackson

“Congress created Fannie Mae in 1938 and Freddie Mac in 1970. For many years, these institutions prudently pursued their core mission of enhancing the availability of credit for housing.”

― Jerome Powell

“I believe that over 90 percent of LU students try hard to comply with the behavioral code and are supportive of the school’s mission.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“Liberty University will not lend its name or financial support to any student group that advances causes contrary to its mission.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“Mission accomplished. The Museum of Modern Art’s wide-open, tall-ceilinged, super-reinforced second floor was for all intents and purposes built to accommodate monumental installations and gigantic sculptures, should the need arise. It has arisen.”

― Jerry Saltz

“When there is a mission before you, you see it from its beginning to its conclusion.”

― Jesse White

“Certain days I think definitely because we went in there and we got Saddam and that was our mission. On other days, we lost so many lives and so many brothers and sisters… on that aspect, no.”

― Jessica Lynch

“I do think that there are gray lines of morality in a newsroom, when it comes to some stories. The best-intentioned journalist still has a difficult mission, to try to boil down people.”

― Jim Lynch

“I would like to pass into history as the man of the economic miracle of Angola… That’s my mission.”

― Joao Lourenco

“Michael had Neverland. It was his mission before Michael passed away to create a theme park, and we are taking over that mission.”

― Joe Jackson

“A lot of the companies that I am inclined to get involved in have a mission to fix something that is ‘broken’ in the world.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“In a well-run tech company, small, elite groups who have ownership in the company are given the freedom to define and achieve their tasks in line with a broader mission that they have internalized as their own.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I think Poe had a mission to tell us what it’s all about. To answer some of the great questions of life.”

― John Astin

“It has been lately urged in a very respectable quarter that it is the mission of this country to spread civil and religious liberty all over the globe, and especially over this continent – even by force, if necessary. It is a sad delusion.”

― John C. Calhoun

“With COBE, we can see things before the lights came on. While we probably will not rewrite the book of cosmology with this mission, we will write another chapter.”

― John C. Mather

“I guess my mission statement is now to let the world know on a global scale that WWE certainly is a wonderful form of entertainment, but its superstars are more than just superstars inside the ring. They do so much more outside the ring and have so much more to offer.”

― John Cena

“Part of my mission as an actor has been to define what an American is.”

― John Cho

“I’m going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete.”

― John Culberson

“I’m much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission.”

― John Fogerty

“One of the first things I learned in the Marine Corps is that any military mission has to be defined as precisely as you can possibly define it, and then you size the force and equipment force to accomplish that mission without fail.”

― John Glenn

“It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union.”

― John H. Reagan

“CRATEL is a center with a two-fold mission – to explore technology as an expressive element and to use technology to bridge gaps between diverse groups of people.”

― John Harrison

“My father’s a clergyman, and he was in the mission field for a certain amount of time in British Honduras, which is now Belize.”

― John Hurt

“Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don’t believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates.”

― John Pilger

“I can’t spend a lot of time worrying about the numbers at home. I’ve got to focus on the mission.”

― John R. Allen

“Protecting Afghan civilians is the cornerstone of our mission.”

― John R. Allen

“And it raises a fundamental question: How long can we move the world in one direction while we move in another direction, and do we want to backslide into an era that we finally emerged from where we had a nuclear weapon for every tactical mission?”

― John Spratt

“We believe PremiumBeat will accelerate our mission to make licensable music accessible to every creator.”

― Jon Oringer

“Our mission is to make the world economy work better.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“As God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt from this duty, and small though it be, I too have a mission to fill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellowmen.”

― Jose Rizal

“Prophets have no other purpose, no other mission except to serve God.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“I was a flight engineer on my second flight, which is the most senior position a non-American can have aboard the shuttle. We’re the cockpit crew. We fly the vehicle up to space, dock the vehicle to the space station, undock it at the end of the mission, and return it to the ground.”

― Julie Payette

“I’m a man on a mission.”

― Kamaru Usman

“Let me be clear: since I am pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.”

― Karen Handel

“The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span.”

― Karl Kraus

“The mission proper to the Church is that of proclaiming the Gospel.”

― Karl Lehmann

“I’m strong-willed, but that doesn’t mean I can’t work with people if we’re all in the mission of trying to make a good movie.”

― Karyn Kusama

“I felt most proud on the success of the Apollo mission.”

― Katherine Johnson

“I think my mission is to become the greatest human I can. I know that sounds pompous, but what else do we have?”

― Kathleen Turner

“Our mission began with finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.”

― Kathy Ireland

“The mission of Border Patrol agents to protect the United States from harm is being impeded by a crisis Congress has the ability to fix, but as usual, chooses not to.”

― Katie Pavlich

“We do nods to Charlie’s Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base.”

― Keenen Ivory Wayans

“Once I wrapped ‘Insurgent’, I went to Boston and shot a film called ‘The Finest Hours.’ It’s based on a real story in 1952 about a Coast Guard mission to rescue these sinking ships that are caught in a blizzard.”

― Keiynan Lonsdale

“It is my mission to make sure SAG-AFTRA protects our members’ ability to do the work they love and to build their lives around it.”

― Ken Howard

“We are in a time when the Peace Corps mission is more vital than ever, and the organization is at a 30-year high in the number of volunteers in the field. The Peace Corps is currently in 69 posts and serving 75 countries across the globe.”

― Kenny Marchant

“I have sort of made it my mission to be treated less as a foreigner, less as a guest.”

― Kenny Omega

“I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission… (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.”

― Kenzo Tange

“I’m a strong-and-stable-dollar advocate, and the Fed has been moving dangerously away from that mission.”

― Kevin Brady

“I’m not going to risk our precious military resources on an ineffective, unproductive mission.”

― Kevin Brady

“The Kitchen’s mission is to strengthen communities by bringing local, real food to everyone.”

― Kimbal Musk

“Community through food is my mission; it is what I do.”

― Kimbal Musk

“The mission is to demonstrate that Russia is not Putin, that we’re ready for cooperation, and that there are a lot of people in Russia who want the U.S.-Russia relations to be improved and that we don’t view the United States as our enemy.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“Our mission has always been to be leaders in each of our businesses, which is one, two, or three.”

― Kumar Mangalam Birla

“At one point, I worked up a list of five requirements for a superhero: superpowers, a costume, a code name, a mission, and a milieu. If the character had three out of the five, they were a superhero. But that’s just my definition.”

― Kurt Busiek

“When you have a little one, you realize that your only mission in life is to protect this helpless, very sensitive creature. That is your charge. That’s primal. I relate to that deeply.”

― Lake Bell

“Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people – the beauty within themselves.”

― Langston Hughes

“Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent.”

― Larry Merchant

“By making all my materials freely available through ‘Giving 2.0’ ProjectU, I am on a mission to extend philanthropy education to colleges globally and far beyond campus walls.”

― Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

“My mission is to become part of Time Inc. and push the business forward.”

― Laura Lang

“I grew up addicted to ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Mission: Impossible.’ Now I switch between ‘South Park’ and ‘C-Span.’”

― Lawrence Blume

“My mission is to let black kids know that their dreams can happen.”

― Lee Daniels

“I never start anything with a really overt, political, or even exactly artistic mission statement.”

― Lena Dunham

“Part of my mission, if I have that opportunity as leader, is to take Sinn Fein on.”

― Leo Varadkar

“I’m totally on a mission to find my signature scent, but I’m too mercurial.”

― Lexa Doig

“I’ve got loads of ideas, but I need some structure in my life. I need a mission.”

― Liam Cunningham

“It’s really kind of a challenge to keep coordinated with the two station crews that we’ll be interacting with. And of course one of them launched quite some time before our mission.”

― Linda M. Godwin

“We do not collaborate with SENS at this time but we support their mission.”

― Liz Parrish

“Our goal is to build laboratories that will have the mission of a cGMP product at a reduced cost.”

― Liz Parrish

“Immersion was founded in 1993 with the mission of bringing the sense of touch to computing. Our technology, TouchSense, is embedded in computer peripheral devices and allows users to reach in and physically interact with content on their computer screens.”

― Louis B. Rosenberg

“I am so honoured to be supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and their mission making London and our global cities AIDS-free.”

― Lucy Boynton

“I believed that English-speaking people had a divine mission to civilize the world by making it western, democratic and Christian.”

― Luke Ford

“Ultimately Halcyon needs the greatest scientists and engineers in the world to succeed in its mission.”

― Luke Nosek

“We have neglected our aerospace program, and I am detecting a lot of bipartisan support to continue that mission.”

― Luther Strange

“I don’t feel like I’m on a mission. I’m trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to.”

― Lyle Lovett

“I’d love to go into space again if there were a mission to Mars. I’d also love to go to a completely different planetary system, out of our solar system.”

― Mae Jemison

“I’ve made it my mission to make movies starring African American actors and about the African American experience and put them in the mainstream. They’re very universal stories I’ve told – every movie I’ve done.”

― Malcolm D. Lee

“We are open to everyone who wants to contribute in our mission to make West Bengal a glorious state.”

― Mamata Banerjee

“It’s what Shakespeare’s mission was – to illuminate our thoughts and struggles and bring about the possibility of getting the most we can out of a day as opposed to least in this brief moment we’re here.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function, people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“It’s not in my mission to work against Euroskepticism; it’s my mission to work for fair markets. In antitrust, what is at stake is, in some ways, as old as Adam and Eve because it is about greed, to get more.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.”

― Maria Montessori

“Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open and connected.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“The thing I really care about is the mission, making the world open.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“I’m not a writer on a mission, and I’m very suspicious of writers on missions, but I’m also not living a false life.”

― Marlon James

“Radio helps you break into a whole different audience. Radio has so much power. And that’s my mission: to not only break into the EDM audience, but to break also into the mainstream audience.”

― Martin Garrix

“’Mission’ was a mind game. The ideal mission was getting in and getting out without anyone ever knowing we were there.”

― Martin Landau

“Nobody knew me. They just knew that I was the guy from ‘Mission: Impossible.’”

― Martin Landau

“Wikipedia’s a collaborative experiment akin to Simon Winchester’s account of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary in ‘The Professor and the Madman,’ which outlines James Murray’s mission to produce the tome in the 19th century.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“When the Seven Deities let me know what I must do to be complete again – even though I will be stronger and more than just a regular mortal man – I will fulfill that mission and become whole once more.”

― Matt Hardy

“Automattic’s mission has always been very aligned with WordPress itself, which is to democratise publishing.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“Comparing your family budget to the sovereign debt of the United States is a little like comparing two kindergartners tossing a paper airplane to the Apollo 11 mission.”

― Matt Taibbi

“Every mission accomplished.”

― Matthew B. Ridgway

“It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational.”

― Maurice Merleau-Ponty

“I have a very long pre-writing process where I’m jotting down ideas in a notebook and ripping out relevant newspaper articles – a long fact-finding mission.”

― Megan McCafferty

“I don’t have a mission. I don’t have a torch to burn.”

― Mel Brooks

“My whole mission in general, ever since I was fourteen, was to write music that would help people heal.”

― Melanie Martinez

“Barack Obama has come closer than any figure in recent history to obeying a direct call of the people to the brutal and bloody fields of political mission.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“If I’m going to meditate, there is a little church up in Montecito, California. It’s an old Spanish mission, actually. I find it comforting in there.”

― Michael Keaton

“The mission – the overall mission is to dismantle and defeat and disrupt al-Qaeda. But we have to make sure there’s not a safe haven that returns in Afghanistan.”

― Michael Mullen

“I think the central mission in Afghanistan right now is to protect the people, certainly, and that would be inclusive of everybody, and that in a, in an insurgency and a counterinsurgency, that’s really the center of gravity.”

― Michael Mullen

“The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.”

― Michael Oxley

“Socialcam shares Autodesk’s mission of helping everybody imagine, design, and create a better world.”

― Michael Seibel

“It is my mission to ensure that HIV-positive children and children with AIDS are no longer overlooked and that they begin receiving the treatment and care they deserve.”

― Mike DeWine

“I know how to stay focused on a mission.”

― Mike Pompeo

“HSNi Cares was established in 2010 with a mission to empower women and support children and families in need locally, nationally, and globally.”

― Mindy Grossman

“Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic State – to be ruled by priests with a divine mission. We have many non-Muslims – Hindus, Christians, and Parsis – but they are all Pakistanis. They will enjoy the same rights and privileges as any other citizens and will play their rightful part in the affairs of Pakistan.”

― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance.”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“Netanyahu’s raison d’etre is to save Israel from Iran. That is it. That is his mission in the most profound sense. I have seen it up close.”

― Naftali Bennett

“There was a mission: To match the cover of ‘Extraordinary’ to the cover of the paperback ‘Impossible,’ which was commercially successful. Consider the outdoor natural setting, the single girl in motion with her hair blowing, and the cursive font used for the title; both covers have these in common.”

― Nancy Werlin

“I don’t have time for the news clippings. I got my own mission.”

― Nas

“Our mission is to help founders and anyone or anything that helps founders helps us with our mission.”

― Naval Ravikant

“Stay focused on the mission.”

― Naveen Jain

“To empower the women in rural areas, we have started something called Mission Shakti.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“When we were creating Warby Parker, for us it was about having a positive impact on the world and having a strong social mission.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“Everyone has their own mission in life and what they’ve got to do. You can’t knock them for it. There’s always a lot going in people’s lives.”

― Nick Cummins

“Everyone has their own mission in life and what they’ve got to do. You can’t knock them for it. There’s always a lot going on in people’s lives.”

― Nick Cummins

“Our work to provide equal opportunities for all Americans should be a year-round mission.”

― Nick Rahall

“One doesn’t necessarily have a mission.”

― Nicky Oppenheimer

“Without any intended hubris, I’ve lead a pretty exciting life. What I’ve tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story.”

― Oliver North

“You want to find out what it is about you or what it is about your past and your lineage that’s in you now, and whether you carry those traits and maybe what one’s mission is to take it to the next level.”

― Olivia d’Abo

“We are all familiar with the dove carrying an olive branch as a peace offering. The jewelry I’ve created pays tribute both to the messenger’s noble mission and gardens as a refuge of peace and tranquility.”

― Paloma Picasso

“I write wherever I am. It helps that the writing process, for me, is a lone-wolf mission.”

― Passenger

“I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.”

― Patricia Ireland

“Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.”

― Patrick MacGill

“My mission is to stay healthy and productive and serve as a good example.”

― Patti Smith

“As CEO of Unilever, my personal mission is to galvanize our company to be an effective force for good.”

― Paul Polman

“Walking in space is absolutely the most exhilarating part of a mission. The view is just incredible.”

― Peggy Whitson

“If the risk is fully aligned with your purpose and mission, then it’s worth considering.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I get demoralized by organizations that start off with a mission and pull back when they find it’s risky.”

― Peter Diamandis

“Most shows get dumped by the networks, do a couple of years in syndication, then they’re in the vault. ‘Mission: Impossible’ has never been off the screen.”

― Peter Graves

“Charles Kiss is a legendary James Bond-style British spy. And McGrath is the young idealist who is given the task of following in his footsteps. It’s a mission that forces McGrath to question everything he thought he believed in.”

― Peter Milligan

“It’s nearly impossible to overstate how fully my father has devoted himself to Apollo Group and its mission since he created Apollo Group four decades ago.”

― Peter Sperling

“This mission was the project of a decade’s work.”

― Philippe Perrin

“India is content with itself, and driven by the will to sit on the high table of prosperity. It will not be deflected in its mission by noxious practitioners of terror.”

― Pranab Mukherjee

“When Secretary of State for International Development, it was my mission to ensure that every taxpayer pound was spent to serve those in need, and met U.K. development objectives.”

― Priti Patel

“It’s not just the small-potatoes post-9/11 Homeland spending that feels a little off mission. It’s the big-ticket stuff too.”

― Rachel Maddow

“But ‘Cuban Linx’ was a project that really needed to come, and I really wanted to get it off my chest because I know that the fans were really skeptical about it, like ‘is this really gonna be what it’s supposed to be?’ So once everybody caught it for what it was and everybody was happy, that’s mission accomplished for me.”

― Raekwon

“My brother was my first guru who introduced me to spiritualism at a very young age. He later even enrolled me into Ramakrishna Mission.”

― Rajinikanth

“Russia gave us the mission to destroy terrorism and extinguish it in the North Caucasus, and results have already been achieved.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“As a doctor, I will take it and make it my mission to heal the nation, reverse the course of Obamacare, and repeal every last bit of it.”

― Rand Paul

“My mission has always been to do something that suits everybody.”

― Raphael Saadiq

“My mission my whole career was just to be somebody that you can look at and say, ‘That’s the guy I want to go into battle with.’”

― Ray Allen

“My mission at Google is to develop natural language understanding with a team and in collaboration with other researchers at Google.”

― Ray Kurzweil

“War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums.”

― Rebecca Harding Davis

“We live like we are on a pleasure cruise, when we are really on a rescue mission from God.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“Sport allows us to engage in dialogue and to build bridges, and it may even have the capacity to reshape international relations. The Olympic Games embody perfectly this universal mission.”

― Richard Attias

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”

― Richard Bach

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”

― Richard Bach

“Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror.”

― Richard Burr

“In short, you can’t let the deadline define the mission. The mission has to define the duration.”

― Richard Holbrooke

“The powers, aspirations, and mission of man are such as to raise the study of his origin and nature, inevitably and by the very necessity of the case, from the mere physiological to the psychological stage of scientific operations.”

― Richard Owen

“Our mission is to serve women of color and serve them deeply.”

― Richelieu Dennis

“I’ve always believed the mission is greater than the man.”

― Rick Perry

“Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show, saved my butt. So there is a reason for everything.”

― Rick Springfield

“That’s kind of the mission statement for the label: to try to do great music that touches people’s hearts.”

― Ricky Skaggs

“Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq, as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, has failed.”

― Robert Byrd

“I was called to start a mission, not a church. There is a difference.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“My personal mission statement is to combine the intimately human and the grandly cosmic. I like to think that science fiction works on these two different scales.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“My measure of success is whether I’m fulfilling my mission.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“In military school, on day one you must memorize the mission of the Merchant Marine Academy.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Most employees only want to know how much they get paid and how much time off they get – they probably don’t have the mission in their souls.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“If you look at the history of broadcasting, what you find is the National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association whose mission is to protect the interests of the commercial broadcasters.”

― Robert McChesney

“And so every one of us in the FBI, I don’t care if it’s a file clerk someplace or an agent there or a computer specialist, understands that our main mission is to protect the public from another September 11, another terrorist attack.”

― Robert Mueller

“I was a litigation lawyer, working in downtown Toronto. I was successful, yet I was very unfulfilled. I had the sense that I really wasn’t living according to my values, and I didn’t have the passion or sense of mission I was looking for.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“Fox News Latino has a mission to point out the positives of the Latino population, operating within the framework of making America great.”

― Roger Ailes

“Unquestionably, the mission in Iraq has become more dangerous and difficult.”

― Ron Kind

“The days of languorous shore leave are long gone. Overnight stays are unheard of and sailor towns a distant memory. In better ports, seafarers head for a seamen’s mission.”

― Rose George

“Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe – these leading men. These are the ones I grew up with. And Hugh Jackman. I love everything that these guys are doing. It’s kind of been my mission to be an Asian-American version of that.”

― Ross Butler

“Delivering compelling premium experiences across screens is core to our mission at Yahoo.”

― Ross Levinsohn

“There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world.”

― Russ Carnahan

“If I’m a leader, I have a mission.”

― Russel Honore

“Each daughter of God is of infinite worth because of her divine mission.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“The decision to serve a mission will shape the spiritual destiny of the missionary, his or her spouse, and their posterity for generations to come. A desire to serve is a natural outcome of one’s conversion, worthiness, and preparation.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“Mission presidents hold keys of responsibility for the welfare, safety, and success of their missionaries.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“To raise, to elevate, to endorse with timeless reverence the image of woman has been my mission.”

― Ruth Bernhard

“My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.”

― Sally Ride

“Then during the mission itself, I used the space shuttle’s robot arm to release a satellite into orbit.”

― Sally Ride

“It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission.”

― Sally Ride

“It takes a few years to prepare for a space mission.”

― Sally Ride

“Set a clear, easy-to-understand vision for your company, and make it be a mission people believe in.”

― Sam Altman

“A lot of charities spend a million dollars on a fundraiser to make $15,000. It’s a social swirl. They do some great stuff and then – it’s called mission drift. It becomes more about the parties.”

― Sam Simon

“I took on cancer like I take on everything – like a mission and a job to accomplish.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“My first remit when I came to WWE was to help build up NXT as a global brand. It was a mission that I took on fully and was more than willing to attack, and lo and behold, here we are.”

― Samoa Joe

“It’s my mission in life to put people on the screen who don’t get normally represented.”

― Sarah Gavron

“Nintendo’s mission is to try to make people happy, to try to make people smile.”

― Satoru Iwata

“LinkedIn was an amazing deal for us to do because of their mission.”

― Satya Nadella

“Part of the mission of Nash Icon is taking away some of the day-to-day, hand-to-hand combat that you have to do to continue the mainstream country-radio relationship.”

― Scott Borchetta

“The majority of astronauts have to change their eyeglasses while in space. They bring eyeglasses with them and typically change a few months into the mission.”

― Scott Kelly

“On this flight, my fourth spaceflight, I also became the record holder for total days in space and single longest mission.”

― Scott Kelly

“When I was growing up and somebody like Robert De Niro had a movie come out, it was a cultural event. Because he had such a confidence and a single mission that was so intimate.”

― Sean Penn

“We view the protection of Jewish life as a mission. We have a historical responsibility, and this is our duty as a republic.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“Elite colleges like Stanford are extremely inaccessible. They’re failing in their mission to provide access.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Data from orbiting telescopes like NASA’s Kepler Mission hint that the tally of habitable planets in our galaxy is many billion. If E.T.’s not out there, then Earth is more than merely special – it’s some sort of miracle.”

― Seth Shostak

“Once you have a mission, you can’t go back to having a job.”

― Shai Agassi

“I was never sent to Kashmir on any secret mission. I want to make that position clear.”

― Sharad Pawar

“The PML-N is committed to public service mission, and it will continue to outcome every hurdle in our way.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.”

― Sheldon Jackson

“Without the presence of the Spirit, it is impossible to comprehend our personal mission or to have the reassurance that our course is right.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“’Daddy used to be a Georgian,’ Stalin’s son, Vasily, once said. Actually, the dictator didn’t truly become Russian; he remained Georgian culturally. Yet he embraced the imperial mission of the Russian people.”

― Simon Sebag Montefiore

“During my eight years at Deutsche Bank, the bank ticked every box with the elite development programs, coaching, mission statements for the advancement of women – and I was proud to be a part of it.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“Blackstone is not really a business per se. It’s a mission to be the best.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“If you have a family mission statement that clarifies what your purpose is, then you use that as the criterion by which you make the decisions.”

― Stephen Covey

“Most people are at a concert because they want to be inspired, entertained, moved; we musicians have the mission to be bringers of joy, of ecstasy.”

― Stephen Hough

“Under Todd Haimes’ leadership, Roundabout created a black-box theater whose sole mission was to house premieres by writers who are just starting out and have zero name recognition.”

― Stephen Karam

“We’re not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“My mission on this planet hasn’t changed. I want to nurture the planet, to guide the planet, to help the planet.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Cars are now saying, ‘I need special features because I’m going to rely on the network for mission critical things, safety, transportation efficiency.’”

― Steve Mollenkopf

“This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.”

― Steven Squyres

“Slack is gratifying to work on in the same way that Flickr was. The mission is to make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant, more productive.”

― Stewart Butterfield

“Joining forces with Cardinal Health supports Kinray’s mission to help retail independent pharmacies serve as an integral provider of care for our evolving health care system.”

― Stewart Rahr

“Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission.”

― Stewart Udall

“Mission Control in Houston receives our e-mails through a satellite and then sends them out to our family and friends. Likewise, any e-mails written to us go through the Mission Control, and then they send them up to us via a satellite.”

― Sunita Williams

“Once you get into the spacecraft, you’re on your way, you’ve got a mission, you’re focused, and it’s really exciting.”

― Sunita Williams

“Librarians and romance writers accomplish one mission better than anyone, including English teachers: we create readers for life – and what could be more fulfilling than that?”

― Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“Bodies are becoming our personal mission to tame, extend and perfect.”

― Susie Orbach

“When I got to Iraq, my world focused in on one mission. It was incredibly rewarding.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“I think my mission, if I could call it that, as a storyteller is to try and find ways to show how similar we are and not how different we are.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“When foreign assistance has a clear mission, buy-in from the aid-recipient country, and explicit metrics for implementation, the United States will be able to transition aid-recipient nations into strong trading partners. One of the greatest examples of this successful transition is South Korea.”

― Ted Yoho

“Most students who take math classes aren’t going to be mathematicians. They’re going to be engineers, statisticians – in many ways, that’s the more important mission of math education.”

― Terence Tao

“I’m always trying to do weird things – when you have that part of your mission statement as an actor, half of that stuff that ends up being made is probably garbage.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“Many years ago, it was my opportunity to serve as president of the Canadian Mission. There we had a branch with very limited priesthood. We always had a missionary presiding over the branch. I received a strong impression that we needed to have a member of the branch preside there.”

― Thomas S. Monson

“Although we had been led to believe our mission was suicidal, Russia’s intrigue was irresistible. Almost twice the size of Australia, it spans 11 time zones from the Baltic to the Pacific.”

― Tim Cope

“I’m on a mission to make people aware that I’m not a solo artist. I’m sometimes challenged by the branding of Tim Crouch.”

― Tim Crouch

“The framers understood that the president, as the head of our armed forces, must defend the nation from imminent threat. But when the mission shifts from defense to offense, congressional approval is essential.”

― Tim Kaine

“As much as the constitutional argument matters to me, what really matters to me is this sort of moral question of can we order somebody to risk their lives about a military mission if we’re not willing to debate, vote, and say that the military mission matters?”

― Tim Kaine

“My whole mission is to have a long, interesting career, not a short spiky one.”

― Tim Minchin

“My first mission is to take care of our troops. I take that mission very personally.”

― Tim Walz

“It has become my mission to stop the insanity of wild cats as pets.”

― Tippi Hedren

“When I was in the private sector, one characteristic that differentiated the best entrepreneurs from the others was that they were not in it for the stock options, but for a mission – to deliver something that was helpful… Every entrepreneurial journey, it turns out, is like this.”

― Todd Park

“Of all the depressing abuses of language in business, there is none that gets me so incensed as the rampant overuse of the word ‘passionate’ in company slogans, marketing blurbs, mission statements and on the sides of vans.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“Any finish at Le Mans is great but every time I go to Le Mans my mission is to win.”

― Tom Kristensen

“I founded NextGen Climate with a clear mission in mind: to act politically to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.”

― Tom Steyer

“We have learned the need to be flexible or to have flexible forces, agile forces, who can move quickly, secure themselves when they arrive in a location, assess the needs of a given mission, and move to that mission.”

― Tommy Franks

“The music I always liked as a kid was stuff I could bum out to and realize, ‘Hey, someone else feels that way, too.’ So if someone can do that with my music, it’s mission accomplished.”

― Trent Reznor

“When I started Atom Factory, the idea was to do something small yet powerful. That name resonated with the mission.”

― Troy Carter

“And since Italy was involved in the space station as well as signed an agreement with NASA. And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class.”

― Umberto Guidoni

“And then I graduate two years later, in 1998, with my class. And, since then I’ve been here in Houston for training basically. And I was very happy to be assigned to this mission.”

― Umberto Guidoni

“Our mission was to make sure that the bad guys, basically, did not get nuclear weapons.”

― Valerie Plame

“I like the fact that Jack is always wearing a tie except when he’s on a mission. I do like it when I get out there and dress up, or dress down, a little bit.”

― Victor Garber

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

― Viktor E. Frankl

“There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex, Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder.”

― Vincent Bugliosi

“’Mission: Impossible’ is basically entertainment, and for what it is, it’s fine. I don’t think most actors become actors to do that type of film.”

― Ving Rhames

“There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.”

― Walter Lippmann

“My mission in life is to preserve craftsmanship.”

― Waris Ahluwalia

“The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges.”

― Wayne Allard

“My mission as a writer is to give my readers hope to carry with them, and to promote a belief that they can do anything they set their minds to.”

― Wendelin Van Draanen

“The mission that unites all of the programs of the Teach For All global network is that of cultivating the leadership capacity critical to ultimately ensuring educational opportunity for all.”

― Wendy Kopp

“Our users have a relationship with our brand and are demanding more and more Bumble content, and we’re committed to delivering that content with a team that’s as talented as they are passionate about our mission.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“In a special operations mission, the concept of speed is simple. Get to your objective as fast as possible. Any delay will expand your area of vulnerability.”

― William H. McRaven

“Nighttime frequently increases alertness, and each mission should consider the ramifications of a night assault. Several of the most successful special operations were conducted in daytime and achieved a high degree of surprise.”

― William H. McRaven

“It is the mission of the next Conservative Government to build the Responsible Society.”

― William Hague

“The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.”

― William McKinley

“The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.”

― William Morris Hunt

“Charities should not become the junior partner in the welfare state; whether or not they provide services funded by Government or, indeed, receive grants from Government, they must remain independent and focused on their mission.”

― William Shawcross

“Global governments should start seriously talking about the creation of a World Tax Authority with the mission to ensure that tax systems will deliver for the public interests in all countries.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“The Sudanese government has been playing games with the world, with the Africa Union, in particular, have been playing for time in order to conclude its mission of ethnic cleansing in the Sudan.”

― Wole Soyinka

“Our plans for ‘Superman?’ I can’t say. This is the most super secret thing ever. It’s like working for the government, like I’m on a covert mission.”

― Zack Snyder

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.”

― Zig Ziglar
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