Intention Quotes (89) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Intention is an agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at. Outcomes that are unanticipated or unforeseen are known as unintended consequences. Intentional behavior can also be just thoughtful and deliberate goal-directedness. Recent research in experimental philosophy has shown that other factors may also matter for whether or not an action is counted as intentional.


“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, The Replacement

“All great acts are ruled by intention. What you mean is what you get.” 
~ Brenna Yovanoff, The Replacement

The Secret’s message is to empower people. Its message releases people from feeling like victims and gives them the knowledge to intentionally create their lives the way they want.
~ Rhonda Byrne

Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.
~ Deepak Chopra

Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who appeal to your sense of connection to intention, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to God, who live a life that gives evidence that Spirit has found celebration through them.
~ Wayne Dyer

Our intention creates our reality.
~ Wayne Dyer

Set your intention, and trust the universe to take care of the details.
~ Mike Fotheringham

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request and everything your heart desires must come to you.
~ Shakti Gawain

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you’ll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.
~ Caroline Myss

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the 'how' will reveal itself.
~ Anthony Robbins

Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
~ Sharon Salzberg

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
~ Albert Schweitzer

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
~ Denis Waitley

What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.
~ Oprah Winfrey

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

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
~ William Law

Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention colors and moves everything.
~ Hsing Yun

A benefit consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
~ Seneca the Younger

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

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

God, as I use the word, is another name for what is. I always know God's intention: It's exactly what is in every moment.
~ Byron Katie

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

Choose your intention carefully and then practice holding your consciousness to it, so it becomes the guiding light in your life.
~ Roger Delano Hinkins

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

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

Intention without action is useless.
~ Caroline Myss

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

All that counts in life is intention.
~ Andrea Bocelli

The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
~ Sigmund Freud

Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
~ George Bernard Shaw

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

That is the principal thing-not to remain with the dream, with the intention, with the being-in-the-mood, but always forcibly to convert it all into things.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
~ Khalil Gibran

We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Our natural state of being is in relationship, a tango, a constant state of one influencing the other. Just as the subatomic particles that compose us cannot be separated from the space and particles surrounding them, so living beings cannot be isolated from each other... By the act of observation and intention, we have the ability to extend a kind of super-radiance to the world.
~ Lynne McTaggart

We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.
~ Stephen Covey

Act as if what you intend to manifest in life is already a reality. Eliminate thoughts of conditions, limitations, or the possibility of it not manifesting. If left undisturbed in your mind and in the mind of intention simultaneously, it will germinate in the physical world.
~ Wayne Dyer

Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments .
~ Jim Rohn

Be at Peace with Everyone - No one is capable of making you upset without your consent, so if you begin practicing the intention to be authentic and peaceful with everyone, you connect to peace itself- and gain the power to change the energy of your relationships with family and friends.
~ Wayne Dyer

To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. The intention must be to understand ourselves and not to leave it to others to transform themselves or to bring about a modified change through revolution, either of the left or of the right. It is important to understand that this is our responsibility, yours and mine...
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
~ Aristotle

You must earn what you have. Life does not give you anything. You must give in order to get. You must stand up to the very thing that challenges you, look it in the face, get clear about your intention, order your thoughts and your life, and proceed without fear or hesitation. Life is not unfair. Along the way, you will always find bits of information and support to guide you to purpose.
~ Iyanla Vanzant

Set an intention to heal any unexpressed anger that may be present in your life. Go to a quiet place with pen and paper. Take a few deep breaths. Ask your anger to speak to you. Write down the thoughts and feelings. When you are finished, forgive yourself for holding on to the anger for so long.
~ Iyanla Vanzant

Just an intention to be free makes you immediately free!
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

It is that holy poetry and singing we are after. ... It is the wild singing we are after, our chance to use the wild language we are learning by heart under the sea. When a woman speaks her truth, fires up her intention and feeling, staying tight with the instinctive nature, she is singing, she is living in the wild breath-stream of the soul. To live this way is a cycle in itself, one meant to go on, go on, go on.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story.
~ Esther Hicks

The great Tibetan meditator Gungtang Jampelyang once asked
'What is the difference between a wise man and a fool?'
The difference lies in their intention. A wise person is someone who has a good intention, not someone who merely possesses knowledge.
~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The Universe backs the part of you that is of clearest intention
~ Gary Zukav

EVERY intention which does not assert itself by deeds is a vain intention, and the speech which expresses it is idle speech. It is action which proves life and establishes will
~ Eliphas Levi

Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power.
~ Amit Ray

Authenticity is an alignment between your beliefs, your desires and your choices in the world. Desires that are in alignment with core beliefs generate powerful actions. Like a wave that draws from the depths of the ocean, actions connected to your authentic self are more likely to manifest your intentions.
~ David Simon

Whatever your difficulties - a devastated heart, financial loss, feeling assaulted by the conflicts around you, or a seemingly hopeless illness - you can always remember that you are free in every moment to set the compass of your heart to your highest intentions. In fact, the two things that you are always free to do - despite your circumstances - are to be present and to be willing to love.
~ Jack Kornfield

I love cricket and I have no intention to retire
~ Shahid Afridi

Then shift to intention. Not what I find missing in my life, but to what I absolutely intend to manifest and attract into my life...
~ Wayne Dyer

Our intentions attract the elements and forces, the events, the situation, the circumstances and the relationships necessary to fulfill the intended outcome. We don't need to become involved in the details-in fact, trying too hard may backfire. Let the non-local intelligence synchronize the actions of the universe to fulfill your intentions for you.
~ Deepak Chopra

Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. And when we introduce an intention in our pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.
~ Deepak Chopra

You create your reality with your intentions.
~ Gary Zukav

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

No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we can always set our compass to our highest intentions in the present moment
~ Jack Kornfield

Everyday life surrounds us in a swirling chaos, and it's easy to fall into the grip of our ego's fears and confusion. Remind yourself each day of your intentions and spiritual purpose. Meditate, find your center, look closely at yourself, and don't let go of your intention until it feels centered inside yourself.
~ Deepak Chopra

In order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it. This doesn't mean you give up your intention to create your desire...and you don't give up the desire. You give up your attachment to the result.
~ Deepak Chopra

The teaching on karma starts with the principle that people experience happiness and sorrow based on a combination of their past and present intentions. If we act with unskillful intentions either for ourselves or for others, we’re going to suffer. If we act with skillful intentions, we’ll experience happiness. So if we want to be happy, we have to train our intentions to always be skillful.
~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu

You are a dynamic being of Light that at each moment informs the energy that flows through you. You do this with each thought, with each intention.
~ Gary Zukav

The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention.
~ Wayne Dyer

Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
~ Deepak Chopra

By holding the intention of peace towards water, by thinking, speaking and acting with the intention of peace towards water, water can and will bring peace, to our bodies and to the world
~ Masaru Emoto

Remember this maxim: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. The way you perceive things is an extremely powerful tool that will allow you to fully bring the power of intention into your life.
~ Wayne Dyer

I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me.
~ Deepak Chopra

If you sit down and just keep are in the state of Self-Awareness. ..keeping quiet means being without any techniques, effort or intention to meditate...not following the thought stream...not pursuing the senses, no imagination...s uch an intense Self-focusing comes without any effort...then, by itself...out of nowhere, wisdom and insights come...
~ Mooji

Good intentions are useless until they are expressed in appropriate action!
~ Napoleon Hill

Let go of your ego's need to be right. When you're in the middle of an argument, ask yourself: Do I want to be right or be happy? When you choose the joyous, loving, spiritual mode, your connection to intention is strengthened.
~ Wayne Dyer

Intention is for achievers. Hope is for the hopeless.
~ Robert Kiyosaki

Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.
~ T. S. Eliot

Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted.
~ Joseph Campbell

Prayer is a relationship; half the job is mine. If I want transformation, but can't even be bothered to articulate what, exactly, I'm aiming for, how will it ever occur? Half the benefit of prayer is in the asking itself, in the offering of a clearly posed and well-considered intention. If you don't have this, all your pleas and desires are boneless, floppy, inert; they swirl at your feet in a cold fog and never lift.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out into the world and affect other energy systems.
~ James Redfield

It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.
~ Stephen Covey 

I was once a fortunate man but at some point fortune abandoned me. But true good fortune is what you make for yourself. Good fortune: good character, good intentions, and good actions.
~ Marcus Aurelius

To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will tax the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object. Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
~ Henry David Thoreau

A work-in-progress generates its own energy field. You, the artist or entrepreneur, are pouring love into the work; you are suffusing it with passion and intention and hope.
~ Steven Pressfield

Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it. Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.
~ Gary Zukav

Sometimes we behave as though there was something more important than life. But what?
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Where Attention goes Energy flows; Where Intention goes Energy flows!
~ James Redfield

Divide in yourself the mechanical from the conscious, see how little there is of the conscious, how seldom it works, and how strong is the mechanical - mechanical attitudes, mechanical intentions, mechanical thoughts, mechanical desires.
~ P.D. Ouspensky

The third petition of the Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intention of letting anyone's will be done but their own.
~ Aldous Huxley

I've never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best
~ Cristiano Ronaldo 

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