Intent

Famous quotes containing the word intent:

    The general Mistake among us in the Educating of our Children, is, That in our Daughters we take Care of their Persons and neglect their Minds; in our Sons, we are so intent upon adorning their Minds, that we wholly neglect their Bodies.
    Richard Steele (1672–1729)

    Young, and so thin, and so straight.
    So straight! as if nothing could ever bend her.
    But poor men would bend her, and doing things with poor men,
    Being much in bed, and babies would bend her over,
    And the rest of things in life that were for poor women,
    Coming to them grinning and pretty with intent to bend and to kill.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    All great religions, in order to escape absurdity, have to admit a dilution of agnosticism. It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)