Quotes: intending

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  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Be not deceived, Wormwood, our cause is never more in jeopardy than when a human, no longer desiring but still intending to do our Enemy's will, looks round upon a universe in which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.
    Source: The Screwtape Letters (1942)
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.
  • Erica Jong
    Erica Jong
    American author 1942-
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    In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving - instead of actually getting up and leaving.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending to do our Enemy's will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.
    Source: The Screwtape Letters (1942)
  • Arthur Young
    Arthur Young
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    The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    They are led by an invisible hand to make nearly the same distribution of the necessaries of life, which would have been made, had the earth been divided into equal portions among all its inhabitants, and thus without intending it, without knowing it, advance the interest of the society, and afford means to the multiplication of the species.
    Source: The Theory of Moral Sentiments Part IV (1759)
  • Og Mandino
    Og Mandino
    American author 1923-1996
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    To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
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