Quote from William James on Intention

Men and nations start with a vague notion of being rich, or great, or good. Each step they make brings unforeseen chances into sight, and shuts out older vistas, and the specifications of the general purpose have to be daily changed. What is reached in the end may be better or worse than what was proposed, but it is always more complex and different.

Pg 61, Pragmatism – William James, ISBN 978-0-7607-4996-8

William James
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