My intentions are good, but I cannot see the future results.
In his defense, Weishaupt wrote a Kurze Rechtfertigung meiner Absichten in 1787 (A Brief Justification of my Intentions).
"My intentions", wrote the Duke from The Hague on 29 April to his governmental confidant, Sidney Godolphin, "are to march with the English to Coblenz and declare that I intend to campaign on the Moselle.
George III hoped that "the tongue of malice may not paint my intentions in those colours she admires, nor the sycophant extoll me beyond what I deserve", but in the popular mind George III has been both demonised and praised.
You will communicate my intentions to the diplomatic corps, and you will let me know as soon as possible the proclamation by which my grandson will be recognized as king under the name of Henri V." Louis Philippe ignored the document and on 9 August had himself proclaimed King of the French by the members of the Chamber.
Under fire from both Republicans and Democrats, Coburn apologized, saying, "My intentions were good, but I've obviously made an error in judgment in how I've gone about saying what I wanted to say."
But if my intentions are pure, then I shall produce male children, and in that case they must be made to rule the Heavens.
An excerpt: So here I remain, vainly shedding crimson tears....I have not been permitted to refute the accusations of my slanderers or [even] to set foot in Kamakura, but have been obliged to languish idly these many days with no possibility of declaring the sincerity of my intentions.
Van Dorn refused to admit that he was defeated "but only failed in my intentions".
I am a general outside the central government, so I feared that if I brought along my troops and followed Cao Cao to escort Your Majesty, others may doubt my intentions.
I've got to check my intentions, man."
In a 1902 article, "Pourquoi j’ai écrit Pelléas" (Why I wrote Pelléas), Debussy explained the appeal of the work: "The drama of Pelléas which, despite its dream-like atmosphere, contains far more humanity than those so-called ‘real-life documents’, seemed to suit my intentions admirably.
Shafran was mercilessly strict with himself, and his partners: “from first note to last, I cannot permit my partner's playing to sabotage my intentions”, but he was not dogmatic: “everything is permissible if it sounds beautiful, if it is justified artistically”. He felt fingering should not be rigid or dogmatic, but must be subordinated to bringing out the content and expressiveness of a work.
It took place at the end of his undergraduate days at MIT, when he wanted to stay on to do a Ph.D. "When I went to Professor Slater and told him of my intentions he said: 'We will not have you here'. I said 'What?' Slater said 'Why do you think you should go to graduate school at MIT?' 'Because it is the best school for science in the country' ... 'That is why you should go to some other school.