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Intention QUOTES

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Let us face squarely the paradox that the world which goes to war is a world, usually genuinely desiring peace. War is the outcome, not mainly of evil intentions, but on the whole of good intentions which miscarry or are frustrated. It is made not usually by evil men knowing themselves to be wrong, but is the outcome of policies pursued by good men usually passionately convinced that they are right.
-- Norman Angell

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
-- Roger Nash Baldwin


We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
- Buddha

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
~ John Burroughs

Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.
-- Deepak Chopra


"It is clear that military force and our policy of preemption are alone insufficient to make us safe. But help is on the way. Legislation has been proposed to create a US Department of Peace. In the propsed Department of Peace it would organize our present system into one conscious effort to improve humanity in achieving peace, where true safety lies."
-- Walter Cronkite

* The best way to predict the future is to create it.
-- Peter F. Drucker

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

Our intention creates our reality.
- Wayne Dyer

By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of intention to flow through.
- Wayne Dyer



The intention of this way of life [voluntary simplicity] is not to dogmatically live with less. It's a more demanding intention of living with balance. This is a middle way that moves between the extremes of poverty and indulgence.
~ Duane Elgin

”A good intention clothes itself with power.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

* That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life consists in what a person is thinking of all day.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


* A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but nonviolent man is unjust by accident.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

* Be the change you wish to see in the world.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you ride through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
-- Bob Marley

“What is the quality of your intent? Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the impact is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the intent behind the words. When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that our intent always comes through. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent. My intent will be evident in the results.”
-- Thurgood Marshall

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
-- Barack Obama

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

Change your thoughts, and you change your world.
-- Norman Vincent Peale

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

* "There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them -- so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right." -- Peace Pilgrim

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality.
-- Anwar Sadat

"A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer."
-- Seneca

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
-- George Bernard Shaw

If we were to convince society to strive towards creating a better world, we would address all of the problems that endanger our future.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

When we convince the people and the nations of our planet to make 'striving for a better world' our priority and shared goal, we will transform our culture of fear and violence into a 'culture of peace and sustainability.'
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

The life of a peacebuilder is a daily decision to refocus and rededicate ourselves to put 'creating a better world' first in our list of priorities. We refocus and rededicate our lives by allowing ourselves to feel inner peace so that we can once again see our greater purpose and know that our lives are making a difference. We are part of a movement that has worked throughout history towards humanity's greatest goal - creating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

The world will become what we envision it to be. And if we are fearful, and we think we should tense up and prepare for an ongoing battle, then that's what we'll have. But if we are open and we prepare for promoting dialogue and love, and a better understanding of each other, and tolerance and so forth, that's what the world will become, a more tolerant, loving place. So each individual that stands up is a part of a bigger prayer.
-- Russell Simmons

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
-- Oprah Winfrey




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