Matt ZavadilWritten by Matt Zavadil
Updated November 19, 2022

Be intentional quotes are a fantastic way to get inspiration for living a more intentional life.

They can be short and sweet.

Or they can be long and drawn out.

Either way, they can speak to our hearts.

Below, I’ll provide 100 quotes about intentionality.

Use them as a daily reminder to help you stay on track with your goals.

Use them as inspiration to help you live your best life.

25 Best Intentional Living Quotes

“Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom. It really is that simple.” – Joshua Becker

“Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama

“When your intention is clear, so is the way.” – Alan Cohen

“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story.” – Cheryl Strayed

“Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.” – Garth Stein

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Unknown

“Also, think about your intentionality – are you getting lost in the method? or coming from the intentionality, the purpose? You don’t want to do the mechanics without the consciousness.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

“When a person desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” – Paulo Coelho

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

“Most people don’t lead their own lives – they accept their lives.” – John Kotter

“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

“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline- it helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa

“1. Stop. 2. Breathe. 3. Remember what you love to do, and what you want to do better.” – Julie Hage

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I am doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean or a sky.” – Dr. Suess

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” – Agnes Repplier

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot

“The busier you are, the more intentional you must be.” – Michael Hyatt

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Until we make the unconscious conscious, we will be dictated by it and call it fate.” – Jerry Colonna

25 Motivational Quotes for Intentional Living

“Intentional days create a life on purpose.” – Adrienne Enns

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus

“Above all, try something.” – Franklin D Roosevelt

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.” – Brene Brown

“You can’t control the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails.” – Jimmy Dean

“I have three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

“You can go slow. Allow your dreams and goals to change, but live an intentional life.” – Kumail Nanjiani

“Intentional living is about living your best story.” – John C. Maxwell

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” – J.M. Power

“Listen- are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?” – Mary Oliver

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – Rumi

“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.” – Brene Brown

“When your intentions are pure, so too will be your success.” – Charles F. Glassman

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

“It takes me living an intentional, mindful, and quiet life to hear or see what’s here. Great art doesn’t necessarily create something new, it helps you appreciate what’s already here.” – Eric Overby

“Make your life a meaningful one” – Sunday Adelaja

“If you’re going to grow, you have to be intentional.” – Curt Kampmeier

“The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” – Dennis Waitley

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.” – Evan Esar

“Just don’t give up on what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.” – Rachel Hollis

25 Inspirational Quotes for Living with Intention

“To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.” – Peter McWilliams

“What we know matters, but who we are matters more.” – Brene Brown

“Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success, and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.” – Germany Kent

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The thing I love about God is He intentionally guides people into failure.” – Bob Goff

“Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” – Margaret Peters

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“You have peace when you make it with yourself.” – Mitch Albom

“Everything’s intentional. It’s just filling in the dots.” – David Byrne

“The best things in life aren’t things.” – Unknown

“Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions.” – Satsuki

“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

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Zigler

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” – C.G. Jung

“The slower the living, the greater the sense of fullness and satisfaction.” – Ann Voskamp

“The key is not to prioritize your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” – Steven Covey

“Most people want to hear or tell a good story. But they don’t realize they can and should be the good story. That requires intentional living.” – John C. Maxwell

“If it’s a priority, you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” – Socrates

“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.” – Richie Norton

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” – Winston S. Churchill

“The power of intention is the power to manifest, to create, to live a life of unlimited abundance, and to attract into your life the right people at the right moments.” – Wayne Dyer

“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.” – M. Scott Peck

“Saying no to one thing is saying yes to the possibility of another.” – Ellie Roscher

25 Intentional Quotes

“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough.” – Abraham Lincoln

“One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Hold close to your essential self.” – Shauna Niequist

“An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance.” – John C Maxwell

“Impress people by being intentional with your money. It’s way better than trying to impress people by wasting your money on expensive stuff you don’t need.” – Joshua Becker

“Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot

“To live intentionally implies that it is not going to be always convenient, but it is what will take you to significance if you do not give up.” – Sunday Adelaja

“Simplicity is complex. It’s never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.” – Richie Norton

“No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.” – Brooke Hampton

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“My definition of success: When your core values and self-concept are in harmony with your daily actions and behaviors.” – John Spence

“To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” – Mark Twain

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

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“What if I fall?” “Oh, but Darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson

“From the spark may burst a mighty flame.” – Dante

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brene Brown

“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” – Nathan W. Morris

“Instead of working so hard to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends.” – Courtney Carver

“Every action has an impact, choose wisely the impact you want to have.” – Mindy Hall

“Nobody finishes well by accident.” – John C. Maxwell

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“This is a wonderful day. I haven’t seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

“When your values are clear, making decisions becomes easier.” – Roy E. Disney

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