185 Intention Quotes For Positive Outlook And A Good Life

Looking for positive quotes about intentions? We have rounded up the best collection of intention quotes, sayings, phrases, captions, tattoo ideas, (with images and pictures) to motivate you live a life of purpose with good intentions.

Intention means what somebody intends to do or means to do; a plan or purpose. So livng a life with clear intentions and goals is the key to success. When we know our destination, we pave out a way to reach there. Similarly when we our clear about our intent in life we live with pure intentions and thoughts.

Having an intention and purpose in life means to design a set of goals for yourself and work towards it. Life will be directionless if you don’t have any aims and objectives. It will be like living just for the sake of it.

An ideal life is to set a target for yourself, focus on it and plan your life to achieve all your dreams accordingly.

We have divided these inspirational power of intentions quotes into these sections;
  • Intention Quotes
  • Good Intention Quotes
  • Bad Intention Quotes
  • Power Of Intention Quotes
  • Living With Intention Quotes

Your intention in life is your inner calling. It is your conviction and your mission statement in life. When you live your life as per your purpose you feel happy and content.

If you found encouragement with these positive words of wisdom then also check out our post on genuine people quotes and powerful authenticity quotes to uplift your energies and inspire you to be true to yourself.

Intention Quotes

  1. “Intention is paramount.” – Arno Burnier

  2. “Our intention creates our reality.” – Wayne Dyer

  3. “Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional.” – Glenda Cloud

  4. “When your intention is clear, so is the way.” – Alan H. Cohen                                               
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    quotes about intentions

  5. “Intentions of a man reflects in his actions.” – Sukant Ratnakar

  6. “Kindly intentioned, but not considerate.” – Marilynne Robinson

  7. “Energy flows where intention goes. Create your day.” – Unknown                                           
    Inspirational intention quotes
    Inspirational intention quotes

  8. “In this era, soul is not a sound or a color: it’s an intention.” – India Arie

  9. “Your intent will always be second to what you complete.” – Carlos Wallace

  10. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

  11. “I wasn’t raised to take advantage of people, my intentions will always be pure.”

  12. “With a good heart and good intentions, you can do almost anything you want in life.”                                                                                                                                                         
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    good intentions quotes

  13. “Your dream is only possible through a clear intention and patience.” – Bryant McGill

  14. “Intentions do not insulate us from the consequences of our actions.” – Jon D Harrison

  15. “The only thing that matters is our actions, the intentions of our heart.” – Chris Manion                                                                                                                                       
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    the power of intention quotes

  16. “Do it because it’s in your heart. Not because you want something in return.” – Socrates

  17. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde                                                                                                                                                       
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    intention quotes

  18. “What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.” – Pablo Picasso

  19. “All great acts are ruled by intention. What you mean is what you get.” – Brenna Yovanoff

  20. “Forgetting our intentions is the most frequent of all acts of stupidity.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  21. “It’s not intentions that matter. It’s actions. We are what we do and say, not what we intend to.”

  22. “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” – George Orwell

  23. “Make your intentions clear, the universe does not respond well to uncertainty…” – Joe Duncan                                                                                                                                       
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    Intention Quotes Images

  24. “What you said is what matters. Your impact matters more than your intentions.” – Sarah Gailey

  25. “Great intentions become tragic action when delivered without careful thought.” – Michael Dooley

  26. “Get clear. Laser your focus. Declare your intentions. Clarity + fierce intention are a killer combo.”

  27. “You have to live intentionally as one with a unique purpose and determination.” – Sunday Adelaja

  28. “Truth can only be found in a person’s record of actions, not their list of intentions.” – Suzy Kassem

  29. “It is a precarious undertaking to say anything reliable about aims and intentions.” – Albert Einstein

  30. “Although actions may speak louder than words, it is our intentions that reveal our soul.” – Hal Elrod

  31. “When our actions are based on good intentions our soul has no regrets.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

  32. “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”

  33. “Maintain a clear focus irrespective of the intentions of others to change the dynamics.” – Steven Redhead

  34. “Set intentions before you take action. Blind action is sometimes worse than no action at all.” – Akiroq Brost

  35. “Two wings lift a person up from earthly concerns: Simplicity in intention, and purity in feeling.” – Thomas a Kempis

  36. “The heart always knows our true intentions. Too bad so many people don’t follow theirs.” – Charles F Glassman

  37. “Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention, and then becoming the intention.” – Bryant McGill

  38. “I’ve left behind so many unfinished quilts in my life, beautiful pieces of dreams and intentions never fully assembled.” – K. Martin Beckner

  39. “I must accommodate my history to the hour: I may presently change, not only by fortune but also by intention.” – Michel de Montaigne

  40. “Are you motivated? Are you coherent? Is your intention aligned? Are your feet, tongue, heart and wallet congruent? That intention shines through.” – Peter Guber

  41. “It’s our intention. Our intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention.” – Jim Carrey

  42. “Time heals everything. Time corrects everything. Time is the solution to every problem, I believe. A lot of things can happen with time. All that has to be there is the intention.” – Mehcad Brooks

  43. “Like seeds on the wind, our intentions spread far and wide unfurling their power as they go until they find the environment balanced just right for our dreams to take root and begin to grow.” – Cristen Rodgers

  44. “Intention is one with cause and effect. Intention determines outcome. And if you’re stuck and not moving forward, you have to check the thought and the action that created the circumstances.” – Oprah Winfrey

  45. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” – Unknown


  46. “The power of intention: When you’re clear on your intention, you take inspired action that’s in alignment with your words and truth. You also quickly manifest what you desire because you’re clearly putting out words and actions that are in alignment with the things you want to attract into your life.”

Good Intention Quotes

It is quite rightly quoted “You are not rich until you have a rich heart.” – Roy T Bennett. Having a big heart which is good enough for all is a virstue. People with a good heart and good and pure intntions are in the true sense the rich people!

  1. “Never grow weary of doing good.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  2. “God save us from people who mean well.” – Vikram Seth

  3. “We can all produce good fruits with fertile soil.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  4. “Sometimes, even the very best course of action fails.” – Bernard Beckett

  5. “Your good intentions will never overshadow your deeds.” – Bruce M. Morgan

  6. “Bad decisions made with good intentions are still bad decisions.” – James C. Collins

  7. “One kind deed is more beautiful than a thousand good intentions.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

  8. “I think people generally have a good heart and the intention to help.” – Vincent Kompany

  9. “Good intentions and a dime won’t get you a damned thing in this world…” – Richard Kadrey

  10. “Guard your time fiercely. Be generous with it, but be intentional about it.” – David duChemin

  11. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” – Peter Drucker

  12. “Over time, we commit acts with intentions, either good or bad, that require forgiveness.” – Emily Thorne

  13. “A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.” – Daniel Wallace

  14. “A good intention requires the support of a good action in order to translate into a positive outcome!” – Trishna Damodar

  15. “Critique, feedback, reaction to one’s work or the way they have presented it, regardless of intention, is a gift.” – Mark Brand

  16. “Once your intentions are real and wise, helpful and positive, keep going forward. Never ever give up!” – Israelmore Ayivor

  17. “No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.” – Margaret Thatcher

  18. “The intention to live as long as possible isn’t one of the mind’s best intentions, because quantity isn’t the same as quality.” – Deepak Chopra

  19. “My intention was to create something that people loved to look at and they could find inspiration from, and that was it.” – Chiara Ferragni

  20. “When your heart is pure and filled with good intentions, you don’t have to prove it to anyone. Your actions will do that.” – Charles F Glassman

  21. “If everyone is to be made responsible for everything they do, you must extend responsibility beyond the level of conscious intention.” – William S. Burroughs

  22. “The great things you intend to do some time must have a beginning if they are ever to be done, so begin something worthwhile today.” – Grenville Kleiser

  23. “It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.” – Walt Kelly

  24. “Good intention brings success in everything you do. The intention is always supported by the universal energy because it’s a vital ingredient for manifestation.” – Hina Hashmi

  25. “When your intentions are honest and pure, when you speak or act from a place of selflessness and love, the feedback and returns are unimaginable and immeasurable.” – Nike Campbell-Fatoki

  26. “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

  27. “What is important is to have a positive intent right from the start, and positive intent doesn’t always mean looking for the big shots. Positive intention when it comes to defending a ball or looking for a single.” – MS Dhoni

  28. “As long as your intention is pure, and you know what you’re in it for, then you’re alright. And I’m in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously… real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music.” – Trey Anastasio

  29. “There are many ways to push for much-needed reforms: One way is to make a donation. It doesn’t matter much whether you contribute publicly or in a private way – either way is good. What matters is your true intention.” – Lee Min-ho

  30. “Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention.” – Dustin Moskovitz

  31. “Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy.” – James E. Faust

Bad Intention Quotes

  1. “Honor thy error as a hidden intention.” – Brian Eno

  2. “Hell is paved with good intentions.” – Samuel Johnson

  3. “Intentions were not always kind nor just.” – Emily A. Duncan

  4. “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” – Philip Roth

  5. “The kind hand may conceal many intentions.” – Steven Redhead

  6. “If I commit an error, I do it without bad intention.” – Stand Watie

  7. “The Maker knows the motives of men’s hearts.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  8. “Good intentions are only lies the weak tell themselves.” – RL Lafevers

  9. “Individual intent is not necessary for systemic evil.” – Jamie Arpin-Ricci

  10. “Intentions aside, we’re all capable of hurting people.” – Melanie A. Smith

  11. “The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.” – John Burroughs

  12. “Find the true intention of whatever comes into your life.” – Steven Redhead

  13. “It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.” – Oscar Wilde

  14. “Words suggest like’s intentions. Actions demonstrate love’s conviction.” – T.F. Hodge

  15. “Bad words don’t exist, but words with bad intentions behind.” – Roberto Fontanarrosa

  16. “Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future.” – Jack Kornfield

  17. “War, no matter what our intentions may be, brings suffering and tragedy.” – Barack Obama

  18. “Good intentions are useless until they are expressed in appropriate action!” – Napoleon Hill

  19. “Time and close attention will always reveal people’s true intentions.” – Nadine Sadaka Boulos

  20. “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” – H. L. Mencken

  21. “You have to make an enemy a friend to conquer his or her evil intentions.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  22. “Do not imagine that the good you intend will balance the evil you perform.” – Norman Mac Donald

  23. “Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.” – Adolf Hitler

  24. “Sometimes, good intentions do more damage than all the wicked plots in all the world.” – Seanan McGuire

  25. “Crimes are not to be measured by the issue of events, but by the bad intentions of men.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  26. “He’s so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they’re holding in their hand.” – Alexandra Bracken

  27. “Focus on the powerful, euphoric, magical, synchronistic, beautiful parts of life, and the universe will keep giving them to you.”

  28. “Good work done with bad intentions inevitably leads to failure. That is why one should refrain from evil tendencies.” – Yajur Veda

  29. “Intention leads to behaviors which lead to habits which lead to personality development which leads to destiny.” – Jack Kornfield

  30. “The truth doesn’t lie. It’s up in your face. It’s in your conscience. It challenges your very being with the intention of cleaning you of sin and its influence.” – Monica Johnson

  31. “If the myth of pure evil is that evil is committed with the intention of causing harm and an absence of moral considerations, then it applies to very few acts of so-called ‘pure evil’ because most evildoers believe what they are doing is forgivable or justifiable.” – Steven Pinker

Power Of Intention Quotes

  1. “Intention is the mother of all change.” – Abhijit Naskar

  2. “Every action or perceived inaction shapes credibility.” – Mindy Hall

  3. “It is the intention, not the action that defines the result.” – Meir Ezra

  4. “One doesn’t need telepathy to read your intentions.” – Frank Herbert

  5. “Where you plant your feet determines your feats.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

  6. “The desires you aspire to need strong chains of intent.” – Steven Redhead

  7. “Great tribulations should lead us to a greater trust in Lord God.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  8. “The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.” – Sigmund Freud

  9. “Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the Universe.” – Neale Donald Walsh

  10. “Success is simple, but isn’t easy because it demands execution, not intentions.” – Orrin Woodward

  11. “Nothing beats a genuine faith that completely trusts God’s power and provision.” – Krizha Mae G. Abia

  12. “Letters are something from you. It’s a different kind of intention than writing an e-mail.” – Keanu Reeves

  13. “Technology is only an enabler, which can help achieve the intention of the person who is using it.” – Jane Chen

  14. “My intention was always to share my experience and my gifts on the largest stage possible.” – Jonathan Majors

  15. “At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are, and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu

  16. “A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.” – David Hume

  17. “Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” – Milton Friedman

  18. “Words are less important than intentions, and if your intention is to be supportive, silence is rarely the way to go.” – Dolly Chugh

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

  20. “Challenge anything that could step into your plans with the intention of acting as a resistance towards your fulfillment.” – Israelmore Ayivor

  21. “Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  22. “In centering prayer, the sacred word is not the object of the attention but rather the expression of the intention of the will.” – Thomas Keating

  23. “Intention is not something you do, but rather a force that exists in the universe as an invisible field of energy- a power that can carry us.” – Wayne Dyer

  24. “Powerful words come with powerful intent. Where you have passion, strength, courage, and determination you can accomplish anything!” – K.L. Toth

  25. “There’s no way to become great overnight, but in the marathon of success, it takes a lot of intention to see you through each day of the journey.” – Lewis Howes

  26. “Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome. The law creates the world.” – Brenna Yovanoff

  27. “I’m a big fan of intention. That’s because I have learned first-hand the power of setting my intention on my goal and making all decisions based off of that intention.” – Lewis Howes

  28. “When you know your intention, you are in a position to choose the consequences that you will create for yourself. When you choose an intention that creates consequences for which you are willing to be responsible, that is a responsible choice.” – Gary Zukav

  29. “I truly believe the intention of creating positive change is so important to the collective consciousness. When you have a group of people that have the intention and the capacity, talent, and intelligence to actualize those intentions, then you have something really powerful.” – Jimmy Chin

  30. “As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that circumstances have thwarted us; that even with intention and will we may not be able to set our ship back on the course we’d planned.” – Claire Messud

Living With Intention Quotes

Knowing your intentions in life comes from manifesting and visualizing your preferences and affirming them everyday. These living with intention quotes will inspire you to be more focussed and move forward with determination everyday.

  1. “Intention + Action = Magic”

  2. “Set your intention every day.”

  3. “All that counts in life is intention.” – Andrea Bocelli                                                                           
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    intentions quotes

  4. “Intention, good or bad, is not enough.” – John Steinbeck

  5. “Good intentions are one thing, but talent is quite another.”

  6. “Attention energized. Intention transforms.” – Deepak Chopra

  7. “Time is not refundable. Use it with intention.” – Madi Parkinson

  8. “Life is short only if you are not living your purpose.” – T.F. Hodge

  9. “We either live with intention or exist by default.” – Kristin Armstrong                                                     
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    quotes on intention

  10. “With persistent endeavor, you can fulfill your dreams.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  11. “It’s more important to be of pure intention than of perfect action.” – Unknown

  12. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

  13. “A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” – William Blake

  14. “Face the truth about what is standing in the way of your intention.” – Shandel Slaten

  15. “One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention.” – Thomas Aquinas

  16. “Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence.” – E. Stanley Jones

  17. “When your intentions are pure, so too will be your success.” – Charles F. Glassman MD

  18. “The gap between intention and action is measured by how much you care.” – Unknown

  19. “Don’t ascribe to evil what can be attributed to well-intentioned stupidity.” – James A. Owen

  20. “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” – Seneca

  21. “A gift is defined by the purpose of the giver or doer, not by what is done or given.” – Unknown

  22. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

  23. “There is nothing in this world that never takes a step outside a person’s heart.” – Haruki Murakami

  24. “The world is awaiting your gift – all you have to do is show up with the right intention!” – Lewis Howes

  25. “Sometimes, some things have to settle, and you have to think about the intention of it.” – Edgar Wright

  26. “Knowing your deepest intention can be your guiding force in the creation of a better life.” – Oprah Winfrey

  27. “When you set intentions, remember to do so from a clear, centered, and high vibrational state!” – Unknown

  28. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21 (Bible Verses)

  29. “The best way to ensure you achieve the greatest satisfaction out of life is to behave intentionally.” – Deborah Day

  30. “You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.” – Wayne W. Dyer                                                                                         
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    positive quotes about good intentions

  31. “Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don’t really matter because they only exist inside you.” – Kelly Williams Brown

  32. “Living with intention means saying no to the things that aren’t important so we can say yes to what matters most.” – Crystal Paine

  33. “Setting intentions: A goal is what we want the end result to be. An intention is the way of being on our journey to get there.” – Unknown

  34. “The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts; it gives you what you demand with your actions.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

  35. “Until you live every moment without assuming there will be another moment, then you’re not really living on purpose.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes

  36. “I don’t have any control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I’m there.” – SZA

  37. “An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance.” – John C. Maxwell

  38. “The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy, and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment.” – Brene Brown

  39. “Intentions provide us with power and clarity. Through the sharp. focused sword of our mind, we are able to bring the vision of our heart forward into anything we create or are a part of.” – Ciela Wynter

  40. “How to set intentions on full moon night: Center yourself and cleanse your space. Declare your intentions for the month (verbally or on paper). Symbolically send your intentions into the world.” – Unknown

  41. “I’m very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention.” – Drew Barrymore

  42. “Yoga is not a work-out it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice to make us teachable to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” – Unknown

  43. “Intensions are causes that create effects. Choosing an intention is the fundamental creative act. An intention is the reason or motivation for doing what you do. Every action has an intention… it comes from fear or from love.” – Gary Zukav

  44. “At the end of the day, I’m a good woman. I’m not perfect by any means but my intentions are good, my heart is pure and I love hard with everything I’ve got, and because of those things… I’m worth it. Always have been and always will be.” – Unknown

  45. “This is how to avoid re-creating painful situations: Take the time to discover your real intention before you act. If it is to change someone or the world so that you will feel safe or better about yourself, don’t act on it, because it is an intention of fear and can create only painful consequences.” – Gary Zukav

  46. “Daily Intentions: I am going to breathe deeply and fully. I am going to be present in the moment. I am going to show appreciation. I will not worry about things that don’t matter. I will remain clear and open. I will focus on the positive and not the negative. I will practice letting go of what doesn’t serve me.” – Unknown

  47. There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body Gautama Buddha, Buddhism Quotes

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