He needed a plan, one that would serve his intentions against both of them.
He was, however, a man of good intentions, strong family affections and considerable ability.
He was a man of upright, moderate and pacific intentions, but his pontificate of eleven years was anything but tranquil.
In the succeeding centuries Augustus's intentions were realized with a fullness which he would hardly have wished, and the cult of the imperial house practically superseded the state religion as the official form of worship.
In other words, in spite of his intentions he does not succeed in giving a metaphysic of evolutionism.