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Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
French Emperor 1769-1821
There is no class of people so hard to manage in a state, as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched.
American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do - namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.
American politician and member 1948-
Although it was created with the best of intentions, the federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program has become one of the worst and most costly boondoggles ever foisted on the American public.
American comic book writer, animator and artist 1915-1998
Beneficence is a duty. He who frequently practices it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.
American economist 1912-
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Indian businessman 1949-
Everywhere in the world, whether manufacturing, trade or whatever, it is controlled by one apparatus and one policy perspective. Here we have one prime minister with good intentions, and six ministries running their own empires. This creates problems including the import culture.
American Christian author and speaker 1943-
Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.
Brad D. Smith
Good intentions often get muddled with very complex execution. The last time the government tried to make taxes easier, it created a 1040 EZ form with a 52-page help booklet.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
English writer 1894-1963
Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
History is a better guide than good intentions.
Bryce Dallas Howard
American actress and filmmaker 1981-
I think what's exciting about playing a villain - particularly a villain who's totally unapologetic about their evil intentions - is that it's not anything remotely like what you get to do in real life. You're never allowed to be evil and not feel bad about it afterwards, let alone be evil, period.
English football manager and player 1957-
In the end, a small section of the crowd, maybe 2,000 to 3,000, turned against me. And that was it. Inside the club they know your best intentions, but the minority shout louder than the rest.
English writer and poet 1803-1873
It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
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