Top 100 Intention Quotes All About How To Live Your Life With Purpose

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 07, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Intentions sayings and quotes are a set of words that hit right in the feels and add a spark to that diminished fire of discovering your purpose.

Syncing life and its intentions is the first step towards a successful life. Hence, identifying your intentions and visualizing them is perhaps the essential move in the right direction.

Deciding and living with intentions is like setting a specific spot of destination on the map, and then this map guides you to the perfect path that is your destination or goal.

Deciding intentions comes from visualizing your preferences and affirming them, and as a result, all these affirmations and goals will prompt the brain and the universe to save from any interruptions or distractions.

So if you are struggling with enthusiasm or lost in the hustles of life and overlooked the need to have a purpose in life, then this is the perfect compilation of quotes to help you find success and purpose in life.

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Living With Intention Quotes

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Live your life with intention quotes are the ultimate collection of sayings and quotes to help you recognize the purpose and intention of your life.

1. "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful."

- Eric Thomas, 'The Secret To Success'.

2. "All that counts in life is intention."

- Andrea Bocelli.

3. "There is nothing in this world that never takes a step outside a person's heart."

- Haruki Murakami, '1Q84'.

4. "A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent."

- William Blake, 'Auguries Of Innocence'.

5. "Face the truth about what is standing in the way of your intention."

- Shandel Slaten.

6. "You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality."

- Wayne W. Dyer.

7. "With persistent endeavor, you can fulfill your dreams."

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

8. "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.

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

- Seneca.

10. "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

- Oscar Wilde, 'The Soul Of Man Under Socialism'.

11. "Until you live every moment without assuming there will be another moment, then you're not really living on purpose."

- Bishop T.D. Jakes.

12. "Don't ascribe to evil what can be attributed to well-intentioned stupidity."

- James A. Owen, 'The Shadow Dragons'.

13. "Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don't really matter because they only exist inside you."

- Kelly Williams Brown, 'Adulting: How To Become A Grown-Up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps'.

14. "Life is short only if you are not living your purpose."

- T.F. Hodge, 'From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death And Conscious Encounters With The Divine Presence'.

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

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

Bad Intention Quotes


These quotes are definitely the best set of quotes to help you see through everyone's intentions.

16. "The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention."

- John Burroughs.

17. "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."

- H. L. Mencken.

18. "Bad words don't exist, but words with bad intentions behind."

- Roberto Fontanarrosa.

19. "If I commit an error, I do it without bad intention."

- Stand Watie.

20. "Intentions aside, we're all capable of hurting people."

- Melanie A. Smith, 'Bad Boys Don't Make Good Boyfriends'.

21. "Intentions were not always kind nor just."

- Emily A. Duncan, 'Wicked Saints'.

22. "Hell is paved with good intentions."

- Samuel Johnson.

23. "Sometimes, good intentions do more damage than all the wicked plots in all the world."

- Seanan McGuire, 'That Ain't Witchcraft'.

24. "The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress."

- Philip Roth.

25. "Words suggest like's intentions. Actions demonstrate love's conviction."

- T.F. Hodge.

26. "The kind hand may conceal many intentions."

- Steven Redhead, 'Life Is A Dance'.

27. "The Maker knows the motives of men's hearts."

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

28. "He's so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they're holding in their hand."

- Alexandra Bracken, 'The Darkest Minds'.

29. "Do not imagine that the good you intend will balance the evil you perform."

- Norman Mac Donald.

30. "Crimes are not to be measured by the issue of events, but by the bad intentions of men."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Positive Intention Quotes

Live each day with intention quotes are the perfect infusion of everything your day needs to become a meaningful one.

31. "Sometimes, even the very best course of action fails."

- Bernard Beckett, 'Genesis'.

32. "Maintain a clear focus irrespective of the intentions of others to change the dynamics."

- Steven Redhead, 'Life Is A Cocktail'.

33. "Your intent will always be second to what you complete."

- Carlos Wallace.

34. "The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence."

- Woody Allen, 'Midnight In Paris: The Shooting Script'.

35. "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking."

- Steve Jobs.

36. "Set intentions before you take action. Blind action is sometimes worse than no action at all."

- Akiroq Brost.

37. "Individual intent is not necessary for systemic evil."

- Jamie Arpin-Ricci.

38. "You have to live intentionally as one with a unique purpose and determination."

- Sunday Adelaja, 'The Mountain Of Ignorance'.

39. "Truth can only be found in a person's record of actions, not their list of intentions."

- Suzy Kassem, 'Rise Up And Salute The Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem'.

40. "What you said is what matters. Your impact matters more than your intentions."

- Sarah Gailey, 'When We Were Magic'.

41. "Intentions do not insulate us from the consequences of our actions."

- Jon D Harrison.

42. "The desires you aspire to need strong chains of intent."

- Steven Redhead, 'Life Is Simply A Game'.

43. "One doesn't need telepathy to read your intentions."

- Frank Herbert.

44. "Intentions of a man reflects in his actions."

- Sukant Ratnakar, 'Open The Windows: To The World Around You'.

Good Intention Quotes

These quotes are a perfect mirror to show you the true intentions and inspire you to have good intentions.

45. "Once your intentions are real and wise, helpful and positive, keep going forward. Never ever give up!"

- Israelmore Ayivor, 'Become A Better You'.

46. "Intention is the mother of all change."

- Abhijit Naskar, 'All For Acceptance'.

47. "Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the Universe."

- Neale Donald Walsh.

48. "Good intentions and a dime won't get you a damned thing in this world..."

- Richard Kadrey, 'Sandman Slim'.

49. "Bad decisions made with good intentions are still bad decisions."

- James C. Collins.

50. "God save us from people who mean well."

- Vikram Seth, 'A Suitable Boy'.

51. "Success is simple, but isn't easy because it demands execution, not intentions."

- Orrin Woodward.

52. "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.

53. "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.

54. "It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done."

- Oscar Wilde.

55. "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.

56. "Over time, we commit acts with intentions, either good or bad, that require forgiveness."

- Emily Thorne.

57. "Although actions may speak louder than words, it is our intentions that reveal our soul."

- Hal Elrod.

58. "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.

59. "Every action or perceived inaction shapes credibility."

- Mindy Hall

60. "Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention, and then becoming the intention."

- Bryant McGill, 'Voice Of Reason'.

Power Of Intention Quotes

These live with intention quotes will make you feel the depth of power intention holds as they are intriguing and stands true even in the reality.

61. "At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are, and you know what you want."

- Lao Tzu.

62. "We all have a purpose in life, and when you find yours, you will recognize it."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

63. "A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself."

- Daniel Wallace, 'The Kings And Queens Of Roam'.

64. "Intention is paramount."

- Arno Burnier.

65. "Never grow weary of doing good."

- Lailah Gifty Akita, 'Pearls Of Wisdom: Great Mind'.

66. "Don't ever stop believing in your own personal transformation. It is still happening even on the days you may not realize it or feel like it."

- Lalah Delia.

67. "Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work."

– Horace.

68. "Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."

- Peter Drucker.

69. "Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy."

– Robert Half.

70. "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.

71. "Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional."

- Glenda Cloud.

72. "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.

73. "One kind deed is more beautiful than a thousand good intentions."

- Matshona Dhliwayo.

74. "Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."

- Albert Einstein.

Right Intention Quotes

These powerful and fierce intention quotes will definitely surround you with extra energy.

75. "It is a precarious undertaking to say anything reliable about aims and intentions."

- Albert Einstein.

76. "Clarity is the child of careful thought and mindful exploration."

- Brendon Burchard.

78. "Kindly intentioned, but not considerate."

- Marilynne Robinson, 'Gilead'.

79. "Your good intentions will never overshadow your deeds."

- Bruce M. Morgan, 'Interpretations'.

80. "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."

- Lao Tzu.

81. "You have to make an enemy a friend to conquer his or her evil intentions."

- Lailah Gifty Akita, 'Pearls Of Wisdom: Great Mind'.

82. "We can all produce good fruits with fertile soil."

- Lailah Gifty Akita, 'Pearls Of Wisdom: Great Mind'.

83. "We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

- George Orwell, '1984'.

84. "I must accommodate my history to the hour: I may presently change, not only by fortune but also by intention."

- Michel de Montaigne.

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

- Margaret Thatcher.

86. "Forgetting our intentions is the most frequent of all acts of stupidity."

- Friedrich Nietzsche, 'Human, All Too Human'.

87. "I've left behind so many unfinished quilts in my life, beautiful pieces of dreams and intentions never fully assembled."

- K. Martin Beckner, 'A Million Doorways'.

88. "War, no matter what our intentions may be, brings suffering and tragedy."

- Barack Obama.

Spiritual Intention Quotes

Spiritual quotes about intention are an absolute package of spiritual energy and inspiration to set you on the road to success.

89. "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.

90. "Where you plant your feet determines your feats."

- Bernard Kelvin Clive.

91. "Great tribulations should lead us to a greater trust in Lord God."

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

92. "In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart."

- Swami Vivekananda.

93. "The only thing that matters is our actions, the intentions of our heart ."

- Chris Manion, 'God's Patient Pursuit Of My Soul'.

94. "I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer."

- Martin Luther.

95. "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."

- Milton Friedman.

96. "God is a witness to anything done in secret."

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

97. "Stop allowing your day-to-day life to be clouded by busy nothingness."

- Steve Maraboli, 'Life, The Truth, And Being Free'.

98. "In times of trouble, trust in God!"

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

99. "The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation."

- Sigmund Freud.

100. "Nothing beats a genuine faith that completely trusts God's power and provision."

- Krizha Mae G. Abia.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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