Intention Quotes

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

Flirtation, attention without intention.

Paul Blouet

We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.

St. Francis De Sales

Flirtation, attention without intention.

Paul Blouet

It isn`t premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married.

Drew Carey

The intention was really to do something dignified, something that is honest and reflects the work that this Organization does. And it is with that spirit that the producers and the directors approached their work, and I hope you will all agree they have done that.

Kofi Atta Annan

England totally disarmed and an easy prey to hostile forces! Can you think of anything more likely to excite cupidity and hostile intention? We should sink to the level of a fifth rate Power, our Colonies would be stripped from us, our commerce would decline, famine and unemployment would stalk the land. ... I share your longing for peace. God forbid that it should be again disturbed! The constant and undivided effort of the Government is for its preservation. But I have yet to learn that the cause of peace can be served by rendering our country impotent.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

A man has been entrusted to receive the Goal of creation by correcting himself. This action is called: Which has been created by the Creator to be done. This correction is the obtaining of the intention to bestow. Only in the degree of obtaining such an intention does a man become capable to receive what has been ordained for him by the Creator.

Baruch Shalom Ashlag

We painted embroidered and made collages. All these works were drawn from the simplest forms and were probably the first examples of concrete art. These works are realities pure and independent with no meaning or cerebral intention. We rejected all mimesis and description, giving free reign to the elementary and spontaneous.

Jean Arp

It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it.

Hans Blix

To imply by the word "terrorism" that this sort of terror is the work exclusively of "terrorists" is misleading. The "legitimate" warfare of technologically advanced nations likewise is premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against innocents. The distinction between the intention to perpetrate violence against innocents, as in "terrorism," and the willingness to do so, as in "war," is not a source of comfort.

Wendell Berry

The expectation of substantive unity between natural science and social science has faded. ... Gone is the cosmic intention of placing man in the universe.

Allan David Bloom

If our intention had been merely to bring back a handful of soil and rocks from the lunar gravel pit and then forget the whole thing, we would certainly be history's biggest fools.

Wernher von Braun

When we were so friendly with Picasso, there was a time when we had difficulty in recognizing our own pictures. Later, when the revelation went deeper, differences appeared. Revelation is the one thing that cannot be taken from you. But before the revelation took place, there was still a marked intention of carrying painting in a direction that could re-establish the bond between Picasso and ourselves.

Georges Braque

My body is the intention. My body is the event. My body is the result.

Gnter Brus
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