Intention Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Intention

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One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.
~By John Dewey ~


I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
~By Barack Obama ~


Well, I love Pink Floyd, so I wouldn't be offended by it. I only intentionally robbed them three or four times.
~By Josh Silver ~


Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Intentions count in your actions.
~By Abu Bakr ~


It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
~By Michael Bolton ~


My great crime in the world is blunder I will get into scrapes without intention or any bad motive.
~By Stand Watie ~


The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
~By John Burroughs ~


I intentionally aided them by being there and blocking an avenue of escape for the victims.
~By Robert Iler ~


I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power.
~By Harmon Killebrew ~


Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.
~By Kevin Mitnick ~


After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.
~By Alphonso Jackson ~


It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention.
~By Brendan Gill ~


Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
~By Joey Skaggs ~


Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions.
~By Patrick MacGill ~


One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution.
~By Bob Schaffer ~


I am 1,000 percent for Tom Eagleton and I have no intention of dropping him from the ticket.
~By George McGovern ~


With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
~By Bruce Beresford ~


I think I can deceive people. I'm like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me. And I don't have any bad intentions. But I'm a bad girl too.
~By Alicia Silverstone ~


I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
~By Rene Descartes ~


I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
~By Anthony Braxton ~


My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan's Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did.
~By Peter Straub ~


Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning up America's toxic waste sites.
~By Fred Thompson ~


The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.
~By Sean Bean ~


Even with the best of intentions, even when they're very smart and knowledgeable - as opposed to George W., who is neither - it doesn't seem to matter.
~By Robert Scheer ~


Our intention is to really explore this transition and, beyond that, explore the particular things that someone comes up against when they're gay or lesbian.
~By Laura Innes ~


He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
~By Benny Green ~


I imagine that the intention is to get rid of them. The interests of security demand that we get rid of them.
~By Moshe Sharett ~


An utterance can have Intentionality, just as a belief has Intentionality, but whereas the Intentionality of the belief is intrinsic the Intentionality of the utterance is derived.
~By John Searle ~


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


Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
~By Manuel Puig ~


I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
~By Paul Getty ~


I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


It is my intention to proceed slowly with our trenches.
~By Peter Stuyvesant ~


In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies.
~By Jim Costa ~


The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
~By Roger Nash Baldwin ~


Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
~By Peter Drucker ~


We have to deal with where we are. We have to create cooperatives, we have to create intentional communities, we have to work for local cooperation where we are.
~By Jerry Brown ~


To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it, so he started dealing to go to college - good intention.
~By John Leguizamo ~


I have never wavered from my intention to advance the cause of diversity in new and more effective ways.
~By Jeb Bush ~


There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.
~By Warren Christopher ~


Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention.
~By Rick Allen ~


They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent, about 1.3 million. I only ended up spending about - not only, but I spent about 2 million. But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked with a negative ad by an independent group.
~By Rahm Emanuel ~


I don't think the NFL had the slightest intention of taking me, except as maybe a water boy.
~By Joel McHale ~


I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
~By Charles Darwin ~


There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
~By Tim Roth ~


Our intention is to give people, however you might stylize it, a tax cut or a pay raise.
~By Paul O'Neill ~


I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.
~By Colin Firth ~


All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
~By Reinhold Niebuhr ~


You know, we have a long history of covering different periods of this band's development with a live record... a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records, and that was the intention with this particular package.
~By Alex Lifeson ~


There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.
~By Gerald R. Ford ~


I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
~By Fiona Shaw ~


Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
~By Milton Friedman ~


Like anywhere, we had to make people understand that we were there with good intentions, and that we were there with respect. We started making contacts with the people in the neighborhood three months before shooting began, so that everyone involved was comfortable.
~By Mathieu Kassovitz ~


It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
~By Ansel Adams ~


In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought.
~By Elihu Root ~


I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back, I'd take it back. It's not my intention to be personally critical of the President or of anyone else.
~By Paul O'Neill ~


All that counts in life is intention.
~By Andrea Bocelli ~


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.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


In the Steven F. Austin Colony, which was the first colony, Texans first established a provisional government in 1835 with the intention of writing a declaration of independence soon after.
~By Michael McCaul ~


This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
~By Lord Byron ~


Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war.
~By Robert Higgs ~


Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


You don't stay married for 35 years by accident. I think that that's willful and intentional and something that both people really want.
~By Ashley Judd ~


On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length.
~By Charles Sturt ~


The colors I use may clash or vibrate against one another but this is done intentionally.
~By Frank Bruno ~


It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
~By Chuck Berry ~


If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent.
~By John Conyers ~


The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are.
~By John Cornyn ~


Eileen Ford wanted me to fix my nose and my teeth. I said, Sure, great, but I really had no intention to.
~By Lauren Hutton ~


Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
~By Ben Harper ~


Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I've done.
~By Jonny Lang ~


I love more than anything looking at a movie scene by scene and seeing the intention behind it.
~By Jodie Foster ~


I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior," he said. "You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends.
~By Chuck Colson ~


No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play.
~By John Bonham ~


How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it!
~By Hortense Odlum ~


It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane treatment to captured Americans. If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl declare al Qaeda's intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners.
~By John Yoo ~


The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour.
~By Hubert H. Humphrey ~


Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life.
~By Jasper Johns ~


The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.
~By Sitting Bull ~


Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October.
~By Peter Bart ~


One of the most amazing things I got from the film, so much green screen, there are so many moments and it really taught me about how important it is to have an intention when flying, when going somewhere and having an intention.
~By Brandon Routh ~


In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
~By Henri Bergson ~


There are days when I intentionally don't write. For instance, I never write when I'm traveling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working.
~By Thomas Perry ~


You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
~By Ian Mcewan ~


Good intentions are not enough. They've never put an onion in the soup yet.
~By Sonya Levien ~


Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest ma to do.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Why do I need succession planning? I'm very alert, I'm very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.
~By Sheldon Adelson ~


Now, the United Nations is an organization that I believe was founded with good intentions. As a matter of fact, a prominent Tennessean named Cordell Hull was very involved with it.
~By Zach Wamp ~


My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
~By Mary MacLane ~

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