Intentions Quotes

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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

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 Alder

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

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

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

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

“If we choose to, we can live in a world of comforting illusions. We can allow ourselves to be deceived by false realities. Or we can use them to hide our true intentions.”
Emily Thorne

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

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

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

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

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

“If you show up to break me it won’t happen, I am water, water doesn’t break.
If you need to prove superiority it won’t happen, I am air, air will always rise.
If you try to draw blood it won’t happen, I am metal, your internal pain cannot penetrate my veins.
If you try to suppress me it won’t happen, I am fire, my light cannot be extinguished.”
debbie lynn - 360 degrees full circle

“Don't even think of falling in love with someone unless you intend to love them forever.”
Marty Rubin

Steven Redhead
“Maintain a clear focus irrespective of the intentions of others to change the dynamics.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

“Just because I suffer your attention, doesn't mean that I want to suffer your intentions.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Crystal King
“Tell me what you can bring to this family. Does your father agree with this union?"
Casca didn't waver. "He does. He has remarked to me many times how much he would like to see our families united."
Apicius responded with an incline of his head and his mouth turned up at the edges in a thoughtful smile. "Explain to me, then, why are you here instead of him?"
"He doesn't have my conviction- that you would find me more suitable than Dolabella or Narses."
I was surprised at the audacity of this young man. Apicius was also surprised. He didn't respond right away, which was unusual. When he did, he sounded amused and- although Casca couldn't know it- impressed. "And why do you think I would find you more suitable?"
"It is quite simple." Casca looked at me, then at Apicius. "I love your daughter. They do not."
Apicius snorted. "Love is not a prerequisite to marriage."
"Quite true. However, I bring to you both power and influence- through my father now, but also in my future as I follow in his footsteps. I will continue to bring you and your family honor, and precious votes in the elections. And what I can do that Dolabella and Narses cannot is assure you I will take care of your daughter with every fiber of my being."
"Go on," Apicius said, intrigued. I was glad I had decided to bring Casca here on such impulse.
"I have watched you with Apicata over these many months. I know how you dote on her, how you hold her close to your heart. She is as important to you as your love for culinary delights," he remarked.
Good, I thought. The boy had a sense of how to stroke Apicius's ego, though I knew the truth that Casca- and likely even Apicius- did not. Food and fame would always be first in Apicius's heart.
"I can promise you that your daughter will have love and laughter. Narses and Dolabella care not for her as much as they do for your money. My motives are pure. Few in this world have the chance to marry for love. Let your daughter be one of them.”
Crystal King, Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome

“I find that mindfully taking a moment to ritualize my intentions helps me to will that best, most exalted self into being.”
Mya Spalter

T.F. Hodge
“Words suggest like's intentions. Actions demonstrate love's conviction.”
T.F. Hodge

“Consider that you are not always going to be right in the way you interpret another person's words or actions. In the same way, as others are sometimes wrong about your intentions. Be a little more patient, a little more kind, a little more forgiving. Take a moment, take a breath, pause before you react. Don't be so quick to write people off.”
Akiroq Brost

“Set intentions before you take action. Blind action is sometimes worse than no action at all. Think before you act.”
Akiroq Brost

“If you cannot prove it by your action(s), you do not mean it.”
Murad S. Shah

“My intentions have always been the purest.
I have never had time to be a hurtful person.
I come with joy and love, just love me for who I am.”
Charles E Hudson

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