Intentions Sayings and Quotes

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

Good intentions are not enough. They've never put an onion in the soup yet. Sonya Levien
Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut. Joyce Meyer
As long as your intentions are solid and about growth and progression and being productive and not being idle, then you're doing good in my book. Frank Ocean
A good intention is like the seed of a tree whose fruit we do not know. George Bernard Shaw
Choose your intention carefully and then practice holding your consciousness to it, so it becomes the guiding light in your life. John Roger
Good intentions are very mortal and perishable things. Like very mellow and choice fruit, they are difficult to keep. Charles Simmons
Good intentions are invariably ungrammatical. Oscar Wilde
Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life. Jasper Johns
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
Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention colors and moves everything. Hsing Yun
Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power. Deepak Chopra
Intention appears to be something akin to a tuning fork, causing the tuning forks of other things in the universe to resonate at the same frequency. Lynne McTaggart
Every intention sets energy into motion whether you are conscious of it or not. Gary Zukav
A good intention clothes itself with power. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good intentions are useless until they are expressed in appropriate action! Napoleon Hill
Good intentions are only lies the weak tell themselves. R.L. LaFevers
Good intentions are not enough; commitment and sacrifice are necessary. Laurence Boldt
A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result. Thomas A. Edison
Good intentions are not an excuse for maladministration of this magnitude Jean Chretien
Good intentions are simply not enough. Our character is defined and our lives are determined not by what we want, say or think, but by what we do. Michael Josephson
A good intention feeds no one. Bobby Darnell
The power of your intentions has a greater impact on your life than your actions. Debasish Mridha
Intentions of a man reflects in his actions. Sukant Ratnakar
Once your intentions are real and wise, helpful and positive, keep going forward. Never ever give up! Israelmore Ayivor
Intentions, whether good or bad, that don't reflect the words and actions are only meant to fulfill personal goals. Ashish Patel
Intentions do not insulate us from the consequences of our actions. Jon D Harrison
Good intentions might sound nice, but it's positive actions that matter. Tim Fargo
Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don't really matter because they only exist inside you. Kelly Williams Brown
Good intentions are no substitute for obedience. Norman Vincent Peale
Intentions often melt in the face of unexpected opportunity. Shirley Temple
Let your intentions be good - embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds - and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve Grenville Kleiser
Good intentions are at least, the seed of good actions; and every one ought to sow them, and leave It to the soil and the seasons whether He or any other gather they fruit William Temple, Sr.
Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention. Deepak Chopra
Setting your intention is like drawing an arrow from the quiver of your heart. Bruce Black
Great intentions become tragic action when delivered without careful thought. Michael Dooley
Good intentions are the most beautiful of secrets. Imam Ali
A bucket list is not about content; it's all about intent. Ted Leonsis
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. Peter Drucker
All human sins seem so much worse in their consequences than in their intentions. Reinhold Neibur
A clear intent can fructify / And bring us birth in loft Brahma's realm / The acts of body and of speech are less— / They do not generate an alike result. Shantideva
If your intention is pure you can walk on the sea. Swahili Saying
Ideas by themselves cannot produce a change of being; your effort must go in the right direction, and one must correspond to the other. P.D. Ouspensky
Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. Helen Keller
We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. Dwight Eisenhower
Lack of willpower has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. Flower A. Newhouse
If our motivation is only for personal gain or personal power, it narrows the scope of our achievement. Ultimately, the motivation underlying our pursuits should not be wholly personal but a desire to be of service. Vilayat Khan
What gives people superiority at a task is true intention. Werner Erhard
Intention is the active partner of attention; it is the way we convert our automatic processes into conscious ones...intentions automatically seek their fulfillment if left alone. Deepak Chopra
Intention is not just about will—or about resolutions we make on New Year's Eve with shaky hope in our hearts— but about our overall everyday vision, what we long for, what we believe is possible for us. Sharon Salzberg
Each decision we make, each action we take is born out of an intention...The momentary urges that shape what we do are intentions, as are the convictions and aspirations we hold. Sharon Salzberg
Intention is the seed we plant from which effort grows and action blossoms. If we don't plant and cultivate our intentions, they will never grow. Angel Kyodo Williams
Good intentions are very mortal and perishable things; like very mellow and choice fruit they are difficult to keep. O.Simmons
The innocence of the intention abates nothing of the mischief of the example. Robert Hall
Right intention is to the actions of a man what the soul is to the body or the root to the tree. Jeremy Taylor
Good intention will no more make a truth than a good mark will make a good shot Spurstowe
The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot. Criss Jami
It's true that some of the most terrible things in the works are done by people who think, genuinely think, that they're doing it for the best, especially if there is some god involved. Terry Pratchett
Well-meaning people are sometimes the most dangerous. Angela N. Blount
Don't ascribe to evil what can be attributed to well-intentioned stupidity. James A. Owen
A person usually has two reasons for doing a thing: one that sounds good and a real one. Dale Carnegie
It doesn't matter what you meant. It matters what you do. Intentions are the lies we tell ourselves. Actions are the truth. Amanda Hocking
Your intent will always be second to what you complete. Carlos Wallace
At the end of the day, if you feel like you're a good person, and your intentions are good, then that's all that matters. Madison Beer
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. Marcus Tulius Cicero
Skin as white as a snow can possess intentions as black as a coal. Spriha Kant
The only thing that matters is our actions, the intentions of our hearts. Chris Manion