Intention Quotes

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

Mary Anne Radmacher

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

Unknown

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.

Jonathan Swift

Whoevers tongue utters the truth, his practise becomes purified; and the one whose intention is decent and good, his sustenance increases; and whoever adopts good attitude and decent behavior with his family, his life span lengthens.

al-Baqir, Muhammad

I waited day and night for the voice of God within me, to know what He had to say to me, to learn what I had to do. In this seclusion the earliest realisation, the first lesson came to me. I remembered then that a month or more before my arrest, a call had come to me to put aside all activity, to go in seclusion and to look into myself, so that I might enter into closer communion with Him. I was weak and could not accept the call. My work was very dear to me and in the pride of my heart I thought that unless I was there, it would suffer or even fail and cease; therefore I would not leave it. It seemed to me that He spoke to me again and said, "The bonds you had not the strength to break, I have broken for you, because it is not my will nor was it ever my intention that that should continue. I have had another thing for you to do and it is for that I have brought you here, to teach you what you could not learn for yourself and to train you for my work." Then He placed the Gita in my hands. His strength entered into me and I was able to do the sadhana of the Gita. I was not only to understand intellectually but to realise what Sri Krishna demanded of Arjuna and what He demands of those who aspire to do His work, to be free from repulsion and desire, to do work for Him without the demand for fruit, to renounce self-will and become a passive and faithful instrument in His hands, to have an equal heart for high and low, friend and opponent, success and failure, yet not to do His work negligently. I realised what the Hindu religion meant. We speak often of the Hindu religion, of the Sanatan Dharma, but few of us really know what that religion is. Other religions are preponderatingly religions of faith and profession, but the Sanatan Dharma is life itself; it is a thing that has not so much to be believed as lived. This is the Dharma that for the salvation of humanity was cherished in the seclusion of this peninsula from of old. It is to give this religion that India is rising. She does not rise as other countries do, for self or when she is strong, to trample on the weak. She is rising to shed the eternal light entrusted to her over the world. India has always existed for humanity and not for herself and it is for humanity and not for herself that she must be great.

Sri Aurobindo

One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.

Robin G. Collingwood

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.

Theodor Adorno

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasnt the slightest intention of putting it in practice.

Otto Von Bismarck

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.

Otto Von Bismarck

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.

Caroline Myss

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that youll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.

Caroline Myss

Set your intention, and trust the universe to take care of the details.

Mike Fotheringham

Choose your intention carefully and then practice holding your consciousness to it, so it becomes the guiding light in your life.

John Roger

We call an intention good which is right in itself, but the action is good, not because it contains within it some good, but because it issues from a good intention.

Peter Abelard

The most important distinction between aggression and assertion is the intention. During assertion, we move ourselves toward another; during aggression, we move ourselves against another.

Georgia Lanoil

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and no intention of arriving.

Lao Tzu

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 insurmountable.

Thomas Troward

Hell is paved with good intention, not with bad ones. All men mean well.

George Bernard Shaw

God's Will is whatever we do with good intention.

Lloyd Strom

Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention colors and moves everything.

Master Hsing Yun

A good intention clothes itself with power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say health care; that's an intention, not an objective.

Peter Drucker

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
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