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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
You've got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You'll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you're trying to achieve in your life.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.
I have a low tolerance for people who complain about things but never do anything to change them. This led me to conclude that the single largest pool of untapped natural resources in this world is human good intentions that are never translated into actions.
Early in life I learned, just through observation, that right always wins out over wrong. If a person has good intentions in his heart and wants to do the right thing, then there are certain ways that any obstacle can be overcome.
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong. When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation.
Because I'm just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there's still a price to pay.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
One of the things is that the good intentions of Prohibition, from reading over the years and from becoming obsessed with the research of gangs in New York City, seems to have allowed crime figures at the time, like Luciano, Capone, Torrio and Rothstein, to organize to become more powerful, which pulled all the way through until the '70s.
The more aware of your intentions and your experiences you become, the more you will be able to connect the two, and the more you will be able to create the experiences of your life consciously. This is the development of mastery. It is the creation of authentic power.
Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.
Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.
I didn't have evil intentions, but I guess I did have power.
The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because quantity isn't the same as quality.
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.
Brad D. Smith
A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
Roberto Burle Marx
My hatred is a thousand times more powerful than all your good intentions.
Vampires, werewolves, fallen angels and fairies lurk in the shadows, their intentions far from honorable.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.
Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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