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Intentions Quotes

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Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Before the throne of the Almighty,
man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
For God alone reads our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
- Jimmy Breslin

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

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I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions
were good and not what I supposed they were.
- Sitting Bull

I am interested in the study of music and the discipline
of music and the experience of music and music as a
esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions.
- Anthony Braxton

I love being irreverent.
But I hate being irrelevant.
I love being irreverent because at the end of the day
your actions belie your intentions.
- Esai Morales

So confident am I in the intentions,
as well as wisdom, of the government,
that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done,
either cannot, or ought not to be done.
- Thomas Jefferson

I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power.
- Harmon Killebrew

The hardest task in a girl's life is to prove to a
man that his intentions are serious.
- Helen Rowland

A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions.
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary,
to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions.
However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
- King Hassan II

The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
- Robert Brault

Yeah, I really like being alive.
But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist.
- John Frusciante

Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate;
some candidates have been careful to name a transition
team as much as a year in advance.
- Richard V. Allen

The Senate is a place 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

It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
- Chuck Berry

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions;
he had money as well.
- Margaret Thatcher

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

Life is short and if you're looking for extension,
you had best do well.
'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions.
They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
- Ben Harper

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the
good intentions of those who create it.
- Milton Friedman

Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based
on North Korea's intentions or trust.
- Mitchell Reiss

The countenance is the portrait of the soul,
and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The place where the system and people's intentions
meet is the political arena.
- Peter Garrett

I think I can deceive people.
I'm like, the nice, sweet girl when you meet me.
And I don't have any bad intentions.
But I'm a bad girl too.
- Alicia Silverstone

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions;
it's walled and roofed with them.
Yes, and furnished too.
- Aldous Huxley

My hatred is a thousand times more powerful than all your good intentions.
- Jim Goad

So to hope to be able to have peace,
to be able to have justice and environmental balance,
are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions.
- Godfrey Reggio

Since the end of the nineteenth century,
if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about
their motives and their intentions in going to war.
- Robert Higgs

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience
and some good intentions in one's heart.
- John Dewey

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates
by watching how they interpreted,
changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
- Joey Skaggs

I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few
years off after high school and really had,
I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college.
- Duane G. Carey

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

It strikes me there's a bunch of people in power who
have really strong intentions of running the world
and adjusting the world to exactly how they see it.
- Colin Hay

Now, the United Nations is an organization that I believe
was founded with good intentions.
As a matter of fact, a prominent Tennessean named Cordell
Hull was very involved with it.
- Zach Wamp

Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence.
- E. Stanley Jones

The intentions of record companies are not good,
from the musician's perspective.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

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

I don't know anyone in the public eye who has not made
a mistake and said something in a manner that does
not truly reflect their intentions.
- Jim Jeffords

A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges
itself by its best intentions,
and judges its opponents - America chief among them -
by their worst deeds.
- David Horowitz

Quotations are slippery things, really.
A brief sentence or phrase, often repeated -
always completely out of its original context -
and sometimes not an accurate representation
of the author's original words, let alone his intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It has been more wittily than charitably said that
hell is paved with good intentions;
they have their place in heaven also.
- Robert Southey

I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
- George Byron

The Master speaks more directly,
"If you want something done,
just relax, and see it as being done.
Better yet, when you see something done,
know that you intended it."
When I ask, "What if I don't like what I see done?",
He answers, "then deeply examine your intentions."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace,
nothing more obscure than human intentions,
nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies,
and for saving souls.
All propagated with the best intentions.
- Lord Byron

The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself,
but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
- Bryant H. McGill

Even with the best of intentions, even when they're
very smart and knowledgeable -
as opposed to George W.,
who is neither - it doesn't seem to matter.
- Robert Scheer

Pray for the angry,
but express your prayers and intentions silently.
Saying openly to an angry person,
"I pray for you to receive inner-peace."
is almost certain to provoke an even angrier reaction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good intentions are not enough.
They've never put an onion in the soup yet.
- Sonya Levien

With a film, I do my best to understand the author's
intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
- Bruce Beresford

Kubrick never explained the ending to us,
or what his intentions were.
He didn't intend for it to be a predictable film.
- Keir Dullea

I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.
- Warren Christopher

Artists, no matter how good their intentions,
are always slower than they think.
- Mark Millar

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

I think we're entering a very dangerous time.
The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge,
not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
- Thom Yorke

Intentions count in your actions.
- Abu Bakr

You can pour holy oil and holy water on a thug until
you have emptied buckets of both;
but at the end he will be a consecrated thug,
but a thug all the same unless interior intentions
and a disciplined man are present.
- William H. O'Connell

In view of China's growing military strength and intentions,
the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and
prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces
with other democratic countries in the world to form
a global community of democracies.
- Jim Costa

We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we
could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly
different bits of dialogue and information,
so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily
and it would still feel complete,
even though it was shorter.
- Bille August

Let them be reassured, it has never been one of our
intentions to ban religion in society,
but solely to protect the national education system
from any conspicuous display of religious affiliation.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away.
That's not to say that I went in with that attitude.
Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope
and best intentions in the world,
but some films just don't work.
- Kiefer Sutherland

Many of us have been conditioned to trust others' opinions
more than our own, and I believe that sort of trust is excessive.
This is especially true with regard to authority figures -
doctors, lawyers, priests. I trust my doctor's intentions toward me,
but I don't blindly follow his suggestions
without checking other sources also.
He was trained to prescribe a pill for everything,
and does it with the best of intentions,
but I often choose to trust God's quiet voice inside me
rather than my doctor's medical advice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Security Council decided to deal with Iran's nuclear intentions.
The international community will not be willing to
tolerate an Iran with a nuclear capability and an Iran
that collaborates with terrorist organizations.
- Moshe Katsav

I think England has served me very well.
I like living in London for the reasons I gave.
I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties.
There is absolutely no reason to do so.
Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.
- Colin Firth

Continuing a Lenten series on prayer:
Prayer is co-operation with God.
It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us -
an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker
to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
- E. Stanley Jones

I'm delirious with joy.
It proves that if you confront the universe with good
intentions in your heart,
it will reflect that and reward your intent.
Usually.
It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect.
- J. Michael Straczynski


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