Quotation Explorer - 'Intention'

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. - Otto von Bismarck
A glint of intention initiates the process of creation. - Debasish Mridha
Religion [dharma] is that where there is no irreligion (adharma, immorality). Religion cannot exist where there is irreligion. There can be only one or the other. Behind every intention, there is either [the force of] religion or [the force of] irreligion. - Dada Bhagwan
In a way, I was incrediibly proud of her (not that I had any intention of letting it show while I was beating the crap out of her). - Meg Cabot
GOOD OR BAD MY INTENTION IS FOR THE BETTERMENT. - Raajesh Pillai
It is my intention to spread love on this planet so that all hearts may heal and we may experience the abundance of what we were born to receive... unconditional love. - Monika Zands
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
Will is intention favored by emotions. - Raheel Farooq
Have an intention, take action, and then learn on the way to success. - Debasish Mridha
The universe falls in love with you; that's why you got invitation to come here to make the universe joyful and beautiful with your intention and love. - Debasish Mridha
It's more important to have the right intention behind your love than just having love. - Steven Chopade
...failure promotes success only if you actually take the time to analyze your mistakes.." "Failure has to be separated from fault, and for many people that requires a bit of deprogramming, as we learn early on that they are one and the same." "In this framework, intention is extremely important. - Amanda Lang
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny. - Aristotle
[Paul] has no intention to instruct the Christian community about the task and responsibility of government. His entire concern is with the responsibility of the Christian community towards the State. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I just don't want to cozy up to the guy whose girl I have every intention of stealing. - Aprilynne Pike
Logic in all its infinite potential, is the most dangerous of vices. For one can always find some form of logic to justify his action, and rest comfortably in the assurance, that what he did abides by reason. That is why, for us brittle beings, Intention is the only true weapon of peace. - Ilyas Kassam
I watch him, enthralled as slowly, like the predator he is, he stalks me in time to the slow sultry beat of the music. He's barefoot, wearing just an untucked white shirt, jeans, and a smoldering look. Nina sings "You're mine" as Christian reaches me, his intention clear. - E.L. James
The innocence of the intention abates nothing of the mischief of the example.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. - Oscar Wilde
We are all gardeners, planting seeds of intention and watering them with attention in every moment of every day. - Cristen Rodgers
I will meet you on the nape of your neck one day, on the surface of intention, word becoming act.We will breathe into each other the high mountain tales, where the snows come from, where the waters begin.-In the yellow time of pollen - Luke Davies
The worker faithful to the well has neither the intention, or time, to violate the name and the service of others. - Chico Xavier
All my intention, is to treat everyone right. - Nurudeen Ushawu
When I go up there, which is my intention, the Big Judge will say to me, Where are your wounds? and if I say I haven’t any, he will say, Was there nothing to fight for? I couldn’t face that question. - Alan Paton
It isn`t premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married. - Drew Carey
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention. - Sharon Salzberg
The feeling is the voice of the words, so the people speak out loud their intention, good or bad, even when they try to keep it under wrap in their said or shared thoughts. - Anuj Somany
We are born under circumstances that would be favorable if we did not abandon them. It was nature's intention that there should be no need of great equipment for a good life: every individual can make himself happy. - Seneca
It is not a perception, but a person's good intention that makes a good difference in the people's lives. - Anuj Somany
When you have the right intention, the right opportunity will open the door. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Direction, not intention determines your destination. - Andy Stanley
I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself. - Oprah Winfrey
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it. - Oprah Winfrey
If you cannot live with hope and create with intention or be kind to a stranger, bury your head. You are not living at all. - Dawn Garcia
It is always better to identify the true intention of a person by his/her action (deeds) than his/her words, and invariably more when a man propagates often about the importance of success, happiness and respect for women in life. - Anuj Somany
I don't know, and have no intention of finding out. IQ is like dick size - if you have to measure, you're way too invested in it. And both are gauche to discuss in polite company. (Upon being asked his IQ on Quora) - Adrian Lamo
Expression is a function of intention and intention emanates from your thought faculty. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
A conversation in which the two parties have different beliefs should never begin with the intention of converting the other party to your own beliefs. Every worthwhile conversation's goal should be to understand the other person's opinions and help them understand your own. - Emily Eskowich
The intention (of an artist) is (the same as a scientist)...to discover and reveal what is unsuspected but significant in life. - H W Leggett
My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskilful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker. - Thomas Hardy
All that counts in life is intention. - Andrea Bocelli
The power of intention can open the door of opportunity and transform a valley of trouble into a triumph of joy. - Debasish Mridha
Seek isolation as much as possible from time to time for it gives fuel for own mind ignition to do the right introspection and, importantly, do the correct identification of others character and intention. - Anuj Somany
When we live free in the eyes of our spirit, everything superficial that we were once conditioned to believe no longer matters. We should live only with the intention of LOVE and channel that power outward into the world. - Karen A. Baquiran
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WoW, what a ride. - Mark Frost
There is nothing wrong with dreaming, but there is everything wrong with dreaming without any intention to make the dream a reality. - Unarine Ramaru
It is more Important to be of pure intention than of perfect action. - Ilyas Kassam
People interfere in a person’s internal family matters not with an intention to resolve the feud, but mere with a selfish interest of showing own importance as a judge. Only foolish individual invites those devilish minds as mediators in own private home dispute. - Anuj Somany
INTENTION, n. The mind's sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over another set; an effect whose cause is the imminence, immediate or remote, of the performance of an involuntary act. - Ambrose Bierce
Perfection does not mean errorless . Real perfection starts with real intention and ends with delivery, all driven by seeking knowledge, trial & error and investing emotions. Whatever delivered after that is perfect . - Sameh Elsayed
When you are clearly-defined, deliberate with intention and operating at your highest level, your brilliance cannot be hidden, diminished or overshadowed. - Rhonda Louise Robbins
A person with his good writing can make some earning, but if he seems to be enjoying luxury living then probably it's time for all to see the intention of the people behind his promotion. - Anuj Somany
If you have no intention of loving or being loved, the whole journey is pointless. - Kate DiCamillo
Chaos... by its very definition cannot be controlled. Once introduced, all order and intention is rendered useless. The outcome of chaos can never be predicted. The only certainty it brings... is the devastation it leaves in its wake. - Emily Thorne
The essence of communication is intention. - Werner Erhard
The psychology shows that one can do GOOD things to the others, but not so much to make others look BETTER than oneself. So, a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle has to best and first understand their true intention behind admiration and adulation. - Anuj Somany
Face the truth about what is standing in the way of your intention. - -Shandel Slaten
living eulogy.she danced.she sang. she took.she gave.she loved.she created.she dissented. she enlivened.she saw. she grew. she sweated.she changed.she learned. she laughed.she shed her skin.she bled on the pages of her days,she walked through walls,she lived with intention. - Mary Anne Radmacher
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. - Anonymous
A good intention but fixed and resolute - bent on high and holy ends, we shall find means to them on every side and at every moment; and even obstacles and opposition will but make us "like the fabled specter-ships," which sail the fastest in the very teeth of the wind. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
...the goodness of the will depends on the intention of the end. - Saint Thomas Aquinas
Your perception about the world creates your thoughts, your thoughts create your desires and intention, and your intentions manifest as your reality. - Debasish Mridha
To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can. - Carl Jung
Like President Reagan, President Bush has not shied from calling evil by its name or declaring his intention to defeat its latest incarnation, terrorism, just as free men and women of all political persuasions, here and abroad, defeated fascism and communism before.
Love is not possession, it is acceptance of everything without intention. Fear is not possession, it is acceptance of everything without mention. The act of loving your fear, to nurture this insecurity for a greater purpose, is to accept the reality of ones expression. - James C. Emlund
It's spider season. Every year, right about now, thousands of the godless eight-legged bastards emerge from the bowels of hell (or the garden, whichever's nearest) with the sole intention of tormenting humankind. - Charlie Brooker
Mainfest your fate on a daily basis though intention in the non-physical world and action in the physical world. - Russell Eric Dobda
You think being dead inside is bad until someone brings you back to life and stabs you in the chest without the intention of killing you. - Denice Envall
A person’s true intention behind his/her nice & advisory word manifests itself through the ground action shown by the people who follow him/her like a herd. - Anuj Somany
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation. - Sigmund Freud
Every intention emits a power of attraction, which brings all the forces of universe to fulfill your dreams. - Debasish Mridha
Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love. - M. Scott Peck
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
The most powerful tools of revolution through intention are humility and consciousness. - Bryant McGill
Intention and awareness are the two tools that enable us to create anything our heart desires from the universe. - Russell Eric Dobda
i wasn't made but i was created for the better intention i know my time is coming - Futty-fuze
There are things done so badly that one is tempted to think that there is an intention behind. - Luigina Sgarro
Only the Supreme Being_Allah is Perfect!For humans intention of being a perfectionist can cause sudden downfall and disgrace even below average. - Tehreem Rahat
What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing. - Pablo Picasso
There is no dharma greater than a word uttered by a man of conscience; there is no karma greater than a man listening to himself! Since an intention precedes action, it should be the reference point for any action. - Thiruman Archunan
The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed. - Seneca
Honor your mistake as a hidden intention. - Brian Eno
Today is sacred - for it will never come again. What could be more important than living this day with attention and the intention to be of benefit, to the best of your ability, to all you encounter? - John Bruna
Every means hitherto employed with the intention of making mankind moral has been thoroughly immoral. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You dont need a thousand dollars to do something good for someone, You just need the right intention for it - Narjit Singh
Any of the girl never ever commit when her intention is to cheat You. So, I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect - Anuj Kr. Thakur
That time is not a limiter. Set a strong intention, and the time will present itself. - Russell Eric Dobda
If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger - we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again. - Sharon Salzberg
focus your intention on what your building, not whats already fallen away. - Nikki Rowe
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of being well-preserved, but to skid sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, still screaming, 'Whoo what a ride! - Theresa Hollis
, when asked how to strike a better balance between family, work and self-realisation says: "You need the intention, good scheduling, and you have to be creative. If you don't find time to practice, one of the three is missing. - Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it. - Vik Muniz
A wise doesn’t need advice or action of the people to know their true intention because a sane person can gauge it by mere observation of the attitude, good or bad, of their close companion towards others. - Anuj Somany
We live our lives with hope, intentions, and actions. Without hope, there will be no intention. Without intention, there will be no action. - Debasish Mridha
It's not your perfection that makes you an angel; it's your intention. - Alberto Agraso and Mony Dojeiji
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