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Intent is what can make a man succeed
by Carlos Castaneda

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Related topics: Motivational Positive Inspirational Spiritual Intention Success

All paths are the same, leading nowhere.
Therefore, pick a path with heart!
- Carlos Castaneda

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

 

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

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The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain.
To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.
- Carlos Castaneda

The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die.
- Carlos Castaneda

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
- Carlos Castaneda

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter.
It is a revolution.
To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow
men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit.
It takes power to do that.
- Carlos Castaneda

Look at every path closely and deliberately,
then ask ourselves this crucial question:
Does this path have a heart? If it does,
then the path is good.
If it doesn't, it is of no use.
- Carlos Castaneda

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a reflection of intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life is most joyfully lived boldly -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to
transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream with Powerful Intention -
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
- Duke Ellington

If you were just intent on killing people you could
do better with a bomb made of agricultural fertiliser.
- Ian Hacking

Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent,
they will either eventually sign a contract that suits
the label or they will be destroyed.
- Steve Albini

I've been on the road for fifteen years and I had no intent to stop.
- Bon Scott

The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional
roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent,
but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.
- Augustus Y. Napier

This administration and the leadership in Congress
appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work,
thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
- Tim Bishop

However one might pray - in any verbal way or completely without words -
is unimportant to God.
What matters is the heart's intent.
- Malcolm Boyd

It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto,
I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer
ghetto and moving out into the world more.
- Rick Moody

There was never sufficient evidence presented at my
trial to support a finding of intent to kill.
- Jack Henry Abbott

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher:
their director,
never.
Their creator I cannot feel that I was,
or am.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost
that their loss is no disaster.
- Elizabeth Bishop

Sometimes during a ballet I'll look around and see
all these rows of intent faces,
concentrating on this beautiful thing up on the stage.
- Robert Caro

That dichotomy between the public consumption of the
work and my intent and practice in making it is an uneasy one for me,
on occasion.
- Jock Sturges

If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our
intentions in their country,
if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism,
we must clarify our intent.
- John Conyers

Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters,
but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle,
and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit.
- Roy Lichtenstein

You can say battle or war or whatever,
but in the end, it's music.
It's not really violent in intent at all,
it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself.
- Eric San

What is the quality of your intent?
- Thurgood Marshall

Well, let's go back to the original intent of Social Security.
It is an insurance contract.
- Chuck Hagel

Our show is different, because it's not about law and order,
it's about psychology, the intent of somebody.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct,
whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and
intent of the individual and the harm they cause.
- Kevin Mitnick

Hamas is responsible for countless homicide bombings
that have killed hundreds of Israeli citizens.
They have waged a terror war with the sole intent of
murdering innocent people.
- Vito Fossella

I, for one, begin with intent.
There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent
to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.
- Tommy Franks

Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent;
this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
- John M. Ford

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
- William Law

I am not here concerned with intent,
but with scientific standards,
especially the ability to tell the difference between a fact,
an opinion, a hypothesis, and a hole in the ground.
- Serge Lang

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama,
that is, modern opera as we know it.
- John Eaton

Go on, then, and let your intent be seriousness.
- Donald Cargill

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
- William Blake

The pressure makes me more intent about each shot.
Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better.
- Nancy Lopez

I believe things happen that can't be explained,
but so many people seem intent on explaining them.
Everyone has an answer for them.
Either aliens or things from the spirit world.
- Harold Ramis

Rarely have elected leaders been so intent on defying the public will.
- Scott Brown

Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting -
it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
- Bo Bennett

My death will be caused by morphine,
which I have deliberately taken with suicidal intent.
- Alex Campbell

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor,
to end their suffering.
Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases,
ending of the life.
- Jack Kevorkian


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