Quotation Explorer - 'Intent'

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. - Buddha
I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, and falls on the other. - William Shakespeare
You've been given the innate power to shape your life...but you cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change. Intent paired with action builds the bridge to success. You can't just want it; you have to do it, live it...BE it! Success isn't something you have, it's something you DO! - Steve Maraboli
It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage... - Robert Frost
A place where the mind can attain stillness meaning doing darshan (seeing with the intent of worship) of a great person who has stillness of the mind, can still the mind of other person, however the chit is not steady there. - Dada Bhagwan
If you want people to to think, give them intent, not instruction. - L. David Marquet
One difference between the Bible and the Constitution is that we can still talk to the author of the Bible to discover original intent. - Ron Brackin
The core practice of magic is: The execution of a willed intent to create change in the material world, which either defies, hastens or purifies the consequences of natural cause and effect. - Zeena Schreck
Have the STRENGTH to say no to the status quo. Have the WILL to listen to the deepest desires of your heart.Have the COURAGE to ACT on and live out your intent. - Richie Norton
The line that we chart into our future is often more a circle that brings us back to our past. And it might be that there is some hidden intent in charting circles in that we can feel like we’re moving when we actually have no intent of doing so. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Today, no matter where I'm going and no matter what I am doing, it is my dominant intent to see that which I am wanting to see. - Abraham
No one creates a double-edged sword without the intent of using both sides. - Priscilla Vogelbacher
If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke. - Brendan Francis
Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent. - Aldous Huxley
Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned. - Buddha
The blues are intent and watchful. You’re trying to get me to change my mind, aren't you?Lilah, I constantly hope that you are going to change your mind, but I know you well enough to know that you won’t. I just nod at him. - Anna Bloom
Art is bad when ‘you see the intent and get put off.’ (Goethe) In Tolstoy one is unaware of the intent, and sees only the thing itself. from the book, On Retranslating A Russian Classic Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Joel Carmichael
Love is beautiful, yet the worst of crimes are committed in the name of love. So when someone claims to love you, you should question their intent. - Gugu Mona
Begin each day with a promise to self to be grateful ,be kind .be authentic your day will meet your intent ~bns - Bluenscottish
I didn’t like how my body seemed to be intent on sabotaging my brain, especially since my brain was so good at sabotaging itself. - Penny Reid
Incessant smiling is one of the deadly tools used by someone whose intent is to make others cry. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu
My intent is simply to know my material so well that I'm very comfortable with it. Confidence, not perfection, is the goal. - Scott Berkun
Shutting out all external objects, fixing the vision between the eyebrows, making even the inward and outward breaths, the sage who has controlled the senses, mind and understanding, who is intent upon liberation, who has cast away desire, fear and anger, he is ever freed. - The Bhagavad Gita
QUOTATION, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. Intent on making his quotation truer, He sought the page infallible of Brewer, Then made a solemn vow that we would be Condemned eternally. Ah, me, ah, me! Stumpo Gaker - Ambrose Bierce
Too often fantasy is not a rich elaboration of life designed to enhance our existence, rather it is our pell-mell escape from life with the intent of exiting this existence. And the most imaginative fantasy of all is to somehow think that I can do that in the first place. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Writing is hard work, not magic. It begins with deciding why you are writing and whom you are writing for. What is your intent? What do you want the reader to get out of it? What do you want to get out of it. It's also about making a serious time commitment and getting the project done. - Suze Orman
Cutting out drama... Healthy mind and body choices... Intent followed by action... Keeping real friends and letting go of the pretends... Livin' clean for Twenty Seventeen! - Steve Maraboli
Unfortunately most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Courting is a much sweeter term than 'dating'. It sounds like it has more intent, more like an agreement that two people enter into with a future in mind. - Kim Cattrall
When the outside intent (other than the intent of Pure Soul, Parbhaav) stops, he attains enlightened bliss of the Self (samadhi). - Dada Bhagwan
Was that his name? I never had a chance to ask. He was too intent upon tearing out my throat for us to engage in idle chitchat. - John Connolly
Not everyone can decode a dream! Dreamers are those abled minds that can read the intent of the dream in terms of energy, frequency & vibration...! - Vishwanath S J
Manifestation is like a flower, you must put so much intent into its energy before you can sight its beauty. - Nikki Rowe
Let me assure you that my intent is not to offend or merely be provocative. I'm simply worried. - Sam Harris
An unholy altered state of mindStalking with intent from behindThe needless lonely empty timeThat’s filled my life- that’s so unkind - Vin Romano
CONVERSATION, n. A fair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor. - Ambrose Bierce
The inner intent one has of ‘may everyone attain salvation’, will bring salvation to himself first. - Dada Bhagwan
Intelligence is not expecting people to understand what your intent is; it is anticipating how it will be perceived. - Shannon L. Alder
Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect. - William Shakespeare
Much of what I learned about forgiveness I learned by inhabiting the lives of my characters. Even villains act with reasonable intent. Mercy is easier with understanding. Still, it helps that on paper I can kill them off. - Joyce Rachelle
It does not surprise so much seeing a person surrounded by many fake supporters as much when he shows elation with them in spite of knowing their true intention and, even more, when all of them know one another’s hidden selfish intent. - Anuj Somany
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
My original intent was to write a horror story about someone who loses his mind and slowly begins to unravel. The story, as I envisioned it, would evoke horror within the context of psychological decay, entropy. - Jupiter Cutter
Intent matters. Integrity matters. Courage matters. If you have the three, nothing else matters - Sharad Vivek Sagar
You should never let a word control you, intimidate you, or make you uncomfortable, and that applies to people of all races. Intent is where insult lies, and hate. Not in language. - Felix Clay
When there is no venom (poison) of any kind in your eyes, when a liberated smile is seen, then people will do your darshan (will come to see you with intent of worship). - Dada Bhagwan
I wonder how appropriate it is to try to 'argue someone into the kingdom.' Many apologists hotly deny any such charge, but I don't believe them. The tenor of almost all apologetics literature makes it plain that this is their intent. - Robert M. Price
Praise is declaration, a victory cry, proclaiming faith to stand firm in the place God has given you. Praise is a proclamation that the enemy's intent to plunder you will not rock you. Praise declares that you will not be moved by the enemy's attempt to snatch you away. - Darlene Zschech
It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is spoken or written, but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after. - Miles Coverdale
When intent is rooted in pure love, you dreams will grown and manifest faster than you could ever imagine. - Dawn Gluskin
Don’t give up on your daydream! That little voice inside is telling you how to live your life with intent & purpose. - Dawn Gluskin
A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. - George Santayana
Powerful words come with powerful intent. Where you have passion, strength, courage, and determination you can accomplish anything! - K.L. Toth
Every quote is like a Picasso. The meaning is different for each person and half the admirers miss the true intent and twisted humor of it all. - Shannon L. Alder
How much value do you want to get out of life? You get out what you put in. Approach your life with intent, courage, faith and hard work, and you’ll reap the beautiful value those sacrifices provide. That’s the way our strange world works. - Richie Norton
When unity of the mind, speech and body occurs, God has called that the ‘foremost’ religion. If they do not remain in unison, you should maintain the intent of ‘I want to keep them in unison’; then some day it will come into fruition if this resolve is there. - Dada Bhagwan
Speak with intent so that you can lead with vision. - Paul Larsen
Could an enemy really curse someone? Could the enemy affect reality by the deliberate mental intent of harming? - M.J. Mandoki
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