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  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
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    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.
  • Bob Beauprez
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    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.
  • Bob Kane
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    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.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
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    Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
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    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.
  • Joyce Meyer
    Joyce Meyer
    American Christian author and speaker 1943-
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    Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.

  • Brad D. Smith
    Brad D. Smith
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    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
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Bryan Robson
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    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.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
  • Andrew Cohen
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    It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.
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