intention

A Quote by Sigmund Freud on creation, happiness, inclusion, and intention

One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be 'happy' is not included in the plan of Creation.' . . . We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast and very little from a state of things.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Civilization and its Discontents

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good, hell, and intention

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. v. Chap. ix.

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on authority, intention, justice, order, and war

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign, Secondly, a just cause, Thirdly, a rightful intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on good, intention, and obstacles

A good intention but fixed and resolute - bent on high and holy ends, we shall find means to them on every side and at every moment; and even obstacles and opposition will but make us "like the fabled specter-ships," which sail the fastest in the very teeth of the wind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on clothes, good, intention, and power

A good intention clothes itself with power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Philip Henry on good, intention, lies, and purpose

Many good purposes and intentions lie in the churchyard.

Philip Henry (1631 - 1696)

Source: Matthew Henry, Life of Philip Henry

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on good, intention, planning, and work

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

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

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A Quote by Paul Garrett on beginning, business, defeat, employees, good, intention, managers, and security

Unless a business can stay in the black over the long term, averaging the bad years with good, it cannot sustain itself. A manager may have laudable social intentions of providing security for his employees, better products at lower prices for his customers. But if he cannot keep the business going in realizing these intentions he is defeated before he begins.

Paul Garrett

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on approval, intention, practice, and principles

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on intention and work

It's always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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