Favorite Quotations ~  Intent Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time

"All of us who are happy have the intention of being happy. It seems to me that intention is the key." ~ Janet Jantzen

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You must have a reason to be in the places to which you go, and you must do only things that you really care about. ~ Yo-Yo Ma

We are not saints. We know we make mistakes, but at least our heart is with the right cause. ~ Dwight Eisenhower

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams

The gifts we are given in life require the best of us, not merely our best intentions. ~ Les Brown

Many good purposes and intentions lie in the churchyard. ~ Philip Henry

Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating the truth. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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, Fate

In order for war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign… Secondly, a just cause… Thirdly…a rightful intention. ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

The Senate is a placed filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. ~ Albert Camus

Sir, Hell is paved with good intentions. ~ Samuel Johnson

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

Intent is not a thought, an object or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior's indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity. ~ Carlos Castaneda

If you're in touch with your intention, and you know it is a benevolent intention for yourself and others, what others think is irrelevant. ~ Dave Markowitz, Healing with Source