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Definition of Intention

Intention

  1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
  2. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.
  3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.
  4. The state of being strained. See Intension.
  5. Any mental apprehension of an object.

Intention Quotations

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.
Phylicia Rashad

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
Stephen Hawking

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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
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Intention Translations

intention in Afrikaans is plan
intention in Danish is hensigt
intention in Dutch is strekking, plan, doel, bedoeling
intention in French is intention, dgssein
intention in German is Absicht {f}
intention in Italian is proposito
intention in Latin is mens mentis
intention in Swedish is avsikt
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