Intention Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old intention quotes, intention sayings, and intention proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions. Stephen Covey
Sometimes people do what they think is for the best, and their intentions are misinterpreted. Theresa Breslin
Our intention creates our reality. Wayne Dyer
It is intent which establishes one's consequential outcomes. T.F. Hodge
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker. David Hume
Every action or perceived inaction shapes credibility. Mindy Hall
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well. George Bernard Shaw
Although actions may speak louder than words, it is our intentions that reveal our soul. Hal Elrod
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation. Sigmund Freud
We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us. George Bernard Shaw
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Among the many arguments to be made against cultural revolutions is that they are monotonous in spirit and monomaniacal in intention. Howard Jacobson
Powerful words come with powerful intent. Where you have passion, strength, courage, and determination you can accomplish anything! K.L Toth
When a crowd rushes into your house without declaring its intention, it is, by definition, an invasion. Viktor Orban
Choose your intention carefully and then practice holding your consciousness to it, so it becomes the guiding light in your life. Roger Delano Hinkins
A glint of intention initiates the process of creation. Debasish Mridha
Every action has an impact, choose wisely the impact you want to have. Mindy Hall
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Intentionality fuels the master's journey. Every master is a master of vision. George Leonard
Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention colors and moves everything. Hsing Yun
Intention is an echo of a previous intent. R. A. Delmonico
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. Peter Drucker
The effect of dominance is not always the result of an intention to dominate. Deborah Tannen
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention. Sharon Salzberg
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another. James M. Barrie
A good intention clothes itself with power. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honor thy error as a hidden intention. Brian Eno
A man's intentions should be allowed in some respects to plead for his actions. George Washington
Only good intentions may not always translate into good results. Girdhar Joshi
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, everything essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
When your intention is clear, so is the way. Alan Cohen
When your intentions are pure, so too will be your success. Charles F. Glassman
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 intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because quantity isn't the same as quality. Deepak Chopra
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Khalil Gibran
Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome. The law creates the world. Brenna Yovanoff
It is more Important to be of pure intention than of perfect action. Ilyas Kassam
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. John Burroughs
Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention, and then becoming the intention. Bryant McGill
The great things you intend to do some time must have a beginning if they are ever to be done, so begin something worthwhile today. Grenville Kleiser
A good intention feeds no one. Bobby Darnell
Where we go is not determined by where we want to go. Marty Rubin
Good intention bring success in everything you do. Intention is always supported by the universal energy because it's a vital ingredient for manifestation. Hina Ahmad Hashmi
All that counts in life is intention. Andrea Bocelli
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
It is only those that live intentionally that can accomplish and come to the significance meant for them. Sunday Adelaja
A good intention clothes itself with sudden power. When a god wishes to ride, any chip or pebble will bud and shoot out winged feet, and serve him for a horse. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power. Deepak Chopra
All great acts are ruled by intention. What you mean is what you get. Brenna Yovanoff
People driven by intention are described as having a strong will that won't permit anything to interfere with achieving their inner desire. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
If you're one of those people with a never-give-up attitude combined with an internal picture that propels you toward fulfilling your dreams, you fit this description of someone with intention. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Someone with intention, you are most likely a super-achiever and probably proud of your ability to recognize and take advantage of opportunities that arise. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Activating your power of intention is a process of connecting with your natural self and letting go of total ego identification. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Live with intention, walk to the edge, listen hard, practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn,, Appreciate friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. Mary Anne Radmacher
Explore what it might mean to live each day with intention--to figure out what count for us, what will make our lives richer. Mary Anne Radmacher
Step into this world of intentional living, moment by moment. You won't ever want to leave it. Mary Anne Radmacher
Staying connected to the core intentions of my life allows me to feel and be satisfied at the end of each day. Mary Anne Radmacher
The intentions you hold define your days and your life. Mary Anne Radmacher
Prayer is a form of intention; however, there is a difference between begging for something and stating your own worth as the receiver of an answered prayer. Paul Selig
Every experience, and every change in your experience, reflects an intention. An intention is not only a desire. It is the use of your will. Gary Zukav
If you truly desire to change your relationship, that change begins with the intention to change it. How it will change depends upon the intention that you set. Gary Zukav
Intentions shape light. They set light into motion. Each intention--anger, greed, jealousy, compassion, understanding--sets energy into motion, sets patterns of light into motion. Gary Zukav
The reality of each individual is created by his or her intentions and intentions of others. Your intentions create the reality that you experience. Gary Zukav
By choosing intentions that come from love instead of intentions that come from fear, you create joyful karma instead of painful karma. Gary Zukav
All of us are seeking the same thing. We share the desire to fulfill the highest, truest expression of ourselves as human beings. Oprah
Your spirit is the part of you that is seeking meaning and purpose. That's one way someone can relate to that. Another way to understand spirit is that it's the part of you that is drawn to hope, that will not give in to despair. The part of you that has to believe in goodness; that has to believe in something more. Caroline Myss
Everyone has bad days when happiness feels out of reach. And sure, you can't always control what happens, but you can control how you react to it. Julia Dellitt
Everyday is an opportunity to shift your mindset to a happier, more positive place. Julia Dellitt
Holding nothing back means holding the intention to be an open vessel, in a daily way. Mark Nepo
Breathe evenly, and let you breath blow the intention and regret far enough that you can see them clearly. Mark Nepo
Take a chance now and live life like you've always wanted. Envision yourself throwing off the fetters of fears, and calling unto the glory that is your by right of birth. Tony Burroughs
The intenders of the highest good understand that the exactness of our words counts. Tony Burroughs
But it's not their intentions that matter; it's their capabilities. Ted Turner
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
For some intentions, you may not be sure what you can do to make them happen. That's okay. Just having intention is the first, and most important step. Mallika Chopra
Intentions are what you want deep down inside and include: who you want to be, who you want to be around, how you want to feel and you want to be treated. Mallika Chopra
When we take notice of our intentions and take control of our intentions, we create a more harmonious and satisfying experience for ourselves and others. Dianne Martin
Each intention is based on love--or isn't. Either we live and cultivate an environment based on love--or we don't. Dianne Martin
And true growth is always at the spiritual level, not the material level--so the intentions are often connected to spirituality. Dianne Martin
Take notice of your intentions and you will bring more love and harmonious, productive environment for yourself and for those around you. Dianne Martin
Holding your intention clearly in your mind, step into your bath and savor the sensations of it. Really enjoy it. Lune Innate
Set an intention to be aware of your emotional state, and acknowledge that your feelings will come up as a means of your subconscious mind communicating with your conscious mind. Lune Innate
Good intentions, like good eggs, soon spoil unless they are hatched. Evan Esar
The hardest task of a girl's life is to prove to a man that his intentions are really serious. Evan Esar
A person is hard up indeed who cannot get credit even for good intentions. Evan Esar
A girl doesn't have to watch the speedometer to know what her boyfriend is driving at. Evan Esar
The path to success is not paved with good intentions, but with good intentions that are carried out. Evan Esar
Many people have good intentions, but just can't seem to overcome the negative thought patterns that overtake them and hold them back. James Frey
Ideas, imagination and good intentions are necessary but without action, they are nothing. James Frey