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

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

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

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

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

Erik Pevernagie
“When misfortune has thrown us a curveball, and the tentacles of desperation are freezing our mind, foreshadowing a hustle-bustle of confusion, we must inflame the power of our imagination. Let us take a walk on the path of groundbreaking change, take daring initiatives, and create a scheme of inventive intentions, gradually paving the way to a new setting, assessing each stage thoughtfully. ("Check and mate")”
Erik Pevernagie

“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

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

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

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

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"

“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

Shannon L. Alder
“More often than not, you will never be judged by your intentions because the world can't read minds and very few will know the heart of a person they have not given time to know personally.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

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

“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.”
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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

Jorge Luis Borges
“In art nothing is more secondary than the author's intentions.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Selected Non-Fictions

Penelope Lively
“People are always meaning well,' said Edward. 'That's often the trouble.”
Penelope Lively, Passing On

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

David Amerland
“You can't be everything to everyone. At some point you need to make a choice of what truly matters to you and why.”
David Amerland, Intentional: How To Live, Love, Work and Play Meaningfully

Helena Hunting
“Sometimes the biggest mistakes are made with the best of intentions.”
Helena Hunting, Meet Cute

Kemi Sogunle
“You cannot be a light to others or yourself if you have dark intentions in your heart.”
Kemi Sogunle, On Becoming Restored

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“The name and memory of Viola Liuzzo is a constant reminder to me that systems of power, even those with supposedly good intentions, will often sell out the innocent for it's own survival.”
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

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