Quotations on Intentions

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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
(Keywords: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Music, Discipline, Intentions, Study)

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Age, Intentions, Inventions, Killing)

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
(Keywords: Evil, Harm, Ignorance, Intentions, May, Understanding, World)

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
(Keywords: College, Intentions, School, Years)

It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Action, Actions, Effect, Ignorance, Intentions, Will)

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
(Keywords: Confidence, Country, Fire, Intentions, Terrorism, Want)

But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: People, Countries, Fact, Intentions, Now, states, United, World)

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
(Keywords: Peace, Strength, Community, Countries, Intentions, Military, Prosperity, World)

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
(Keywords: England, Intentions, Living, London, Reason)

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 Gandhi
(Keywords: God, Intentions, Man, Will)

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
(Keywords: Power, People, Intentions, Running, World)

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
(Keywords: War, End, Intentions, Motives, Public)

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
(Keywords: America, Deeds, Intentions, Judges, Key, Opponents)

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
(Keywords: Goodwill, Hell, Intentions, Pretty, Road, Senate)

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
(Keywords: Mistake, Eye, Intentions, Public)

When I got on the airplane in Indonesia coming to Japan, my intentions was to turn myself in to the military for the simple reason I would like to put my daughters with their mother, one thing. Another thing, I'd like to clear my conscience.
- Robert Jenkins
(Keywords: Mother, Conscience, Daughters, Intentions, Military, Reason)

Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence.
- E. Stanley Jones
(Keywords: Intelligence, Actions, Intentions, Results)

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.
- E. Stanley Jones
(Keywords: Intelligence, Mistake, Action, Intention, Intentions, May, Sin, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Work, God, Creation, Exercise, Intentions, Mind, Prayer)

Like anywhere, we had to make people understand that we were there with good intentions, and that we were there with respect. We started making contacts with the people in the neighborhood three months before shooting began, so that everyone involved was comfortable.
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Keywords: People, Intentions, Months, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Community, Intentions, Security, Will)

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel
(Keywords: History, Intentions, Politicians)

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Keywords: Consequences, Intentions, Sin)

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
(Keywords: End, Intentions, Man, Oil, Present, Water, Will)

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
(Keywords: Equality, People, Actions, Country, Intentions, Liberty, Mistakes, Promise, World)

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
(Keywords: Education, Religion, Society, Intentions, Religious)

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
(Keywords: Environmental, Peace, Hope, Balance, Behavior, Consequences, Intentions, Justice)

In the end, a small section of the crowd, maybe 2,000 to 3,000, turned against me. And that was it. Inside the club they know your best intentions, but the minority shout louder than the rest.
- Bryan Robson
(Keywords: End, Intentions, Minority, Rest)

The hardest task in a girl's life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Life, Intentions, Man)

You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do.
- Ron Silver
(Keywords: People, Body, Intentions, Language)

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
- Joey Skaggs
(Keywords: First, Intentions, Media, News)

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
(Keywords: Heart, Intentions, Joy, Reward, Universe, Will)

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
(Keywords: Movies, Work, Attitude, Hope, Film, Intentions, World)

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
(Keywords: Fact, Intentions, Nations, Now, United)

It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane treatment to captured Americans. If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl declare al Qaeda's intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners.
- John Yoo
(Keywords: Americans, Desire, Intentions, Treatment)

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
(Keywords: Time, Intentions, Mankind)









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