Quotes and Sayings about Intentions
"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
(Related: Intentions, Name)
"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
(Related: Information, Intentions)
"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
(Related: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)
"Intentions count in your actions."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Actions, Intentions)
"With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Life, Film, Intentions)
"It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest."
- Chuck Berry
"The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions."
- Robert Brault
"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
(Related: Experience, Music, Discipline, Intentions, Study)
"Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy."
- Jimmy Breslin
"I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were."
- Sitting Bull
"Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England's peace by making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Peace, Alliance, EnglForce, Germany, Intentions)
"I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions."
- George Byron
(Related: Intentions, Nothing)
"This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions."
- Lord Byron
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: College, Intentions, School, Years)
"I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic."
- Warren Christopher
"The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Soul, Eyes, Intentions)
"Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Intentions, Nothing)
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Peace, Strength, Community, Countries, Intentions, Military, Prosperity, World)
"One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart."
- John Dewey
(Related: Heart, Conscience, Deeds, Intentions)
"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Work, Hard work, Intentions)
"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
(Related: Ending, Film, Intentions)
"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
(Related: England, Intentions, Living, London, Reason)
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Power, Intentions)
"Yeah, I really like being alive. But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Artist, Being, Intentions)
"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
(Related: God, Intentions, Man, Will)
"The place where the system and people's intentions meet is the political arena."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: People, Intentions)
"My hatred is a thousand times more powerful than all your good intentions."
- Jim Goad
(Related: Hatred, Intentions)
"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
(Related: Life, Deeds, Heaven, Hell, Intentions)
"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
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Goodwill, Hell, Intentions, Pretty, Road, Senate)
"Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Hell, Intentions)
"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
(Related: Government, Wisdom, Intentions)
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Daughters, Intentions, Military, Reason)
"Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Exercise, Intentions, Mind, Prayer)
"The most difficult thing is the organization of people and the expression of your intentions. It's very easy to have a picture in your head and to imagine that you've told everybody about what you need."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: People, Expression, Intentions)
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Community, Intentions, Security, Will)
"I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power."
- Harmon Killebrew
(Related: Power, Evil, Intentions)
"History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: History, Intentions, Politicians)
"Good intentions are not enough. They've never put an onion in the soup yet."
- Sonya Levien
"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
(Related: Artist, Garden, Intentions)
"The intentions of record companies are not good, from the musician's perspective."
- Melissa Auf der Maur
(Related: Intentions, Perspective)
"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
(Related: Belief, Actions, Intentions)
"Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Artists, Intentions)
"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
(Related: Love, Actions, Being, Day, End, Hate, Intentions)
"All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Consequences, Intentions, Sin)
"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
(Related: Equality, People, Actions, Country, Intentions, Liberty, Mistakes, Promise, World)
"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
(Related: End, Intentions, Man, Oil, Present, Water, Will)
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Environmental, Peace, Hope, Balance, Behavior, Consequences, Intentions, Justice)
"Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based on North Korea's intentions or trust."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Trust, Agreement, Intentions)
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Intentions, Man)
"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
"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
(Related: People, Body, Intentions, Language)
"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
(Related: People, Intentions)
"But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: First, Intentions, Media, News)
"It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also."
- Robert Southey
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Intentions)
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Movies, Work, Attitude, Hope, Film, Intentions, World)
"No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Money, Intentions)
"So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States. We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Intentions, states, United, Weapons)
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Intentions, Mankind)