Intention Quotes

Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.

Sharon Salzberg

It is conscious intention which confers potency in the life of each disciple and initiate.

Djwhal Khul

A truth that's told with bad intention beats all the lies you can invent.

William Blake

A good intention is like the seed of a tree whose fruit we do not know.

Lloyd Strom

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

Seneca

Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.

Len Deighton

Man punishes the action, but God the intention.

Unknown

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

Unknown

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Otto von Bismarck

Life would be so much easier if we didn't have to deal with men and women who make promises they have no intention of keeping.

Les Parrott

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Otto von Bismarck

For one minute every hour, stop and focus on your intention. It works miracles.

Dave Buck

Well I think as designers we realize that design is a signal of intention but it also has to occur within a world and we have to understand that world in order to imbue our designs with inherent intelligence so when we look back at the basic state of affairs in which we design we, in a way, need to go to the primordial condition to understand the operating system and the frame conditions of the planet and the exiting part of that is the good news that's there because the news is the news of abundance and not the news of limits and I think as our culture tortures itself now with tyrranies and concerns over limits and fear we can add this other dimension of abundance that is coherent driven by the sun and start to imagine what that would be like to share

William McDonough

Speak from your heart and don't worry about how it's going to be taken and ask with the intention of it doing the highest good for everyone involved

Dr. Gary Arthur

It was the removing of a regime that was hostile, that clearly had the intention of constructing weapons systems

Stephen Harper

The purpose of a written constitution is to bind up the several branches of government by certain laws, which, when they transgress, their acts shall become nullities; to render unnecessary an appeal to the people, or in other words a rebellion, on every infraction of their rights, on the peril that their acquiescence shall be construed into an intention to surrender those rights.

Thomas Jefferson

That the General Assembly of Virginia, doth unequivocally express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this State, against every aggression either foreign or domestic ... That this Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the federal government, as resulting from the compact, to which the states are parties; as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting the compact; as no further valid than they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that in case of deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.

James Madison

The one who performs a deed and his heart does not believe in that deed, Allah will not accept any of his practices - but that it be along with the sincerity of intention.

al-Hadi, Ali

The first principle of ethical power is purpose. By purpose, I don't mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.

Ken Blanchard

To understand spiritual intention and insight is the knowledge of the rock people. Within each of us is the story of yesterday.

Wolf Moondance

My free will is a paradoxical partner of the power of intention.

Wayne Dyer

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.

William A. Foster

What is a vow, but an intention spoken out before the world so that the world, in hearing, might take part in aspirations of the willing heart? In our coming here today to join and bless the joy of your becoming wed, may we enter in the truth of the words you've said, "I do."

Maureen Tolman Flannery

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

Warren G. Bennis
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