Intention Quotes

There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness, even though it be not perpetrated in the act.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.

David Hume

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.


We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell.

Karl Popper

It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.

Walt Kelly

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

Adolf Hitler

Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating truth.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The intention ought to be subservient to the laws, not the laws to the intention.

Sir Edward Coke

The Government does not intend these things to happen, the Commission on whose report the Bill was founded did not intend these things to happen, but in legislation intention is nothing, and the letter of the law everything, and no government has the.

William Butler Yeats

In so far as the intention of education is to train the child for a vocation it is a millstone around his neck.

John Carroll

Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.

James Arthur Ray

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention

Kahlil Gibran

We are carrying out a broad operation against terrorism, a broad operation against the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in light of Islamic Jihad's intention to continue with suicide bombings.

Shaul Mofaz
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