Intentions Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old intentions quotes, intentions sayings, and intentions proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Good intentions are not enough. They've never put an onion in the soup yet.     

Sonya Levien

Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.     

Joyce Meyer

As long as your intentions are solid and about growth and progression and being productive and not being idle, then you're doing good in my book.     

Frank Ocean

A good intention is like the seed of a tree whose fruit we do not know.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

John Roger

Good intentions are very mortal and perishable things. Like very mellow and choice fruit, they are difficult to keep.     

Charles Simmons

Good intentions are invariably ungrammatical.     

Oscar Wilde

Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life.     

Jasper Johns

We call an intention good which is right in itself, but the action is good, not because it contains within it some good, but because it issues from a good intention.     

Peter Abelard

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

Hsing Yun

Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.     

Deepak Chopra

Intention appears to be something akin to a tuning fork, causing the tuning forks of other things in the universe to resonate at the same frequency.     

Lynne McTaggart

Every intention sets energy into motion whether you are conscious of it or not.     

Gary Zukav

A good intention clothes itself with power.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good intentions are useless until they are expressed in appropriate action!     

Napoleon Hill

Good intentions are only lies the weak tell themselves.     

R.L. LaFevers

Good intentions are not enough; commitment and sacrifice are necessary.     

Laurence Boldt

A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.     

Thomas A. Edison

Good intentions are not an excuse for maladministration of this magnitude     

Jean Chretien

Good intentions are simply not enough. Our character is defined and our lives are determined not by what we want, say or think, but by what we do.     

Michael Josephson

A good intention feeds no one.     

Bobby Darnell

The power of your intentions has a greater impact on your life than your actions.     

Debasish Mridha

Intentions of a man reflects in his actions.     

Sukant Ratnakar

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

Israelmore Ayivor

Intentions, whether good or bad, that don’t reflect the words and actions are only meant to fulfill personal goals.     

Ashish Patel

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

Jon D Harrison

Good intentions might sound nice, but it's positive actions that matter.     

Tim Fargo

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

Kelly Williams Brown

Good intentions are no substitute for obedience.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Intentions often melt in the face of unexpected opportunity.     

Shirley Temple