Quotes About Intentions

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Alexandra Bracken
“He's so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they're holding in their hand.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Criss Jami
“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, Killosophy

Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if…You pretended those around you were deaf to your words? Let today be the day…You let your actions speak and communicate your feelings and intentions.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Seneca
“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”
Seneca, Moral Essays: Volume III

Samuel Johnson
“Hell is paved with good intentions.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2

Shannon L. Alder
“My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ashly Lorenzana
“Everyone lies to themselves, but many people do it with good intentions. They want to believe what they tell themselves, it is oftentimes the best possible version of reality for them. Although it may not be accurate, it is a mural of their desires, aspirations, optimism and passion. These people usually either need time or a new experience to discover the truth. People who lie to themselves for different reasons are oftentimes trying to avoid something or escape blame for things they have done.”
Ashly Lorenzana

James A. Owen
“Don't ascribe to evil what can be attributed to well-intentioned stupidity.”
James A. Owen, The Shadow Dragons

Kelly Williams Brown
“Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don't really matter because they only exist inside you.”
Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

T.F. Hodge
“Life is short only if you are not living your purpose.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Orson Scott Card
“Maybe that's all demons ever are. People like us, doing things without even knowing what we're doing.”
Orson Scott Card, Pathfinder

“Do not imagine that the good you intend will balance the evil you perform”
Norman Mac Donald

Neal Shusterman
“[Dad] So your intentions were good. That's what matters.
[Anthony] But isn't, like, the road to hell paved with good intentions?
Yeah, well, so's the road to heaven. And if you spend too much time thinking about where those good intentions are taking you, you know where you end up?
Jersey?
I was thinking 'nowhere,' but you get the point.”
Neal Shusterman, The Schwa Was Here

Bernard Beckett
“Sometimes, even the very best course of action fails.”
Bernard Beckett, Genesis

Anne Brontë
“It is a troublesome thing, Halford, this susceptibility to affronts where none are intended.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Flannery O'Connor
“...what they have to say about themselves makes me think that there is a lot of ill-directed good in them.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Sukant Ratnakar
“Intentions of a man reflects in his actions.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Open The Windows: To the World around You

Neil Gaiman
“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good,’“ he sang to the crabs and the spiders and the palmetto beetles and the lizards and the night. ‘“Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“Do not get down on your knees to pray just to show God that you always remember him. Instead stay on your feet, and always do as he would do in place of him.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Dawn Hammill
“I grow more and more intrigued by this as I write: how words, even the most carefully chosen, can mean such different things from one person to another, so that others might think about what I write in ways I did not intend at all.”
Dawn Hammill, Galiene: A Twelfth-Century Tale of Love and War

“Do not recite words just to prove to yourself and others that you know and love God; for he already put his breath and light inside you. Instead, put truth in your every word and action, and always let your conscience steer and guide you.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

George W. Bush
“Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples - while judging ourselves by our best intentions. And this has strained our bonds of understanding and common purpose.

But Americans, I think, have a great advantage. To renew our unity, we only need to remember our values. We have never been held together by blood or background. We are bound by things of the spirit – by shared commitments to common ideals.”
George W. Bush

Cassandra Clare
“Intentions are nothing”
Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

Anthony Liccione
“Do not feed your motives, just feed the bears.”
Anthony Liccione

Dada Bhagwan
“The mind that does inner intentions (bhaav-mann) is the ‘charge’ mind. The mind that is getting exhausted (dravya-mann) is the ‘discharge’ mind. Bhaav-mann creates the worldly life. Dravya-mann brings an end to the worldly life. When egoism goes away, bhaav-mann vanishes.”
Dada Bhagwan

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“One may be doing all good and right things, but if they aren't done with good intentions, they are futile. Having right intentions is the most important! Even the prayers are of no use if not done in the right earnest!”
Neelam Saxena Chandra

Hina Hashmi
“You have two options whether to speed up or block your soul’s intentions. You have a choice: to act out of selfish ego or as a loving soul.”
Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

Sanhita Baruah
“You're back where you swore yourself you wouldn't be
The familiar shackles you can't tell from your own skin
Your head's under water when you learned to swim
On a road to hell, congratulations, you're free...”
Sanhita Baruah

Ava Dellaira
“For the shadows to stop growing. For people to stop being angry.”
Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

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