No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions. He had money as well.
—Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013) British Head of State
The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world’s greatest events are not produced, they happen.
—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–99) German Philosopher, Physicist
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
—George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) Irish Playwright
Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.
—Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972) American Playwright, Poet, Novelist