Top 35 Good Intentions Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Good Intentions Quotes from famous people such as Aja Naomi King, Joyce Meyer, Aldous Huxley, Curtis Jackson, Steve Hilton, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There are people who do what they believe is right, but

There are people who do what they believe is right, but as they say, ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’
Aja Naomi King
Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.
Joyce Meyer
Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
Aldous Huxley
I think I’ll be going to Heaven, because I had good intentions. But my actions are another thing.
Curtis Jackson
China never had good intentions. Since the late 1980s, its stated aim has been world domination, technologically and militarily.
Steve Hilton
It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
Robert Southey
There seems to me nothing very bad about a nation’s capital having good intentions – and when the intentions are magnificent, so much the better.
Katharine Graham
Our good intentions have gotten in our own way and it’s bad for immigrants.
Dan Crenshaw
There’s a deep-freeze of sorts for all good intentions – a place that you store your plans to make changes in your life when you know you’re not going to make them at all.
Jeffrey Kluger
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.
Joe Paterno
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.
Cindy Gallop
When government – in pursuit of good intentions – tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.
Milton Friedman
When I travel and speak across the country, I often tell college students that we are making a significant mistake when we say to each other that this criminal justice of ours is broken. To say it’s broken would be to suggest that it was well designed and had good intentions from the start.
Shaun King
So many people view the war on drugs as a failure, as something that was perhaps intended and carried out with good intentions but very badly executed.
Denise Dresser
I think we’re entering a very dangerous time. The West has set itself up, decided it’s in charge, not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
Thom Yorke
In talking with affirmative-action administrators and with blacks and whites in general, I found that supporters of affirmative action focus on its good intentions and detractors emphasize its negative effects. It was virtually impossible to find people outside either camp.
Shelby Steele
Everyone with all those good intentions came to help Indonesia rebuild from the tsunami; but the co-ordination problem was very big, because they came with their own way of doing business; they came with the inflexibility of their own governance.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
I’m a good guy with a good heart, and I have good intentions.
Antonio Brown
I love the story of Quasimodo, about someone who feels like they don’t belong but is pure of heart and has good intentions. It’s a great message for a younger audience.
Elliot Knight
Good intentions are not enough. They’ve never put an onion in the soup yet.
Sonya Levien
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.
Baba Kalyani
I think every human being has good intentions in one aspect of life and some in every.
Mats Wilander
Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
Ben Harper
If I played something incorrectly, I whipped myself mercilessly. Whenever I made a mistake, I made sure that I would never allow myself to repeat it. Every guitarist wants to play well. But in reality, if good intentions were all it took, then everyone would be great.
Yngwie Malmsteen
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
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.
Tim Walberg
Despite their good intentions, today’s businesses are missing an opportunity to integrate social responsibility and day-to-day business objectives – to do good and make money simultaneously.
Cindy Gallop
The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it’s a pretty good detour.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Many of my colleagues are not able to run their family budget. On the other hand, I look at some of the apparatchiks in research councils, and I have even less trust in their abilities. Good intentions have always paved the road to hell.
Andre Geim
One lives with so many bad deeds on one’s conscience and some good intentions in one’s heart.
John Dewey
I’m very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.
Warren Christopher
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only h

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.
Margaret Thatcher
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.
Albert Camus
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.
Monte Irvin
I’m not a moral relativist, I do think at the end of the day there’s right and wrong, there’s good intentions, and then there’s bad paths that you can go on even if you have good intentions and we believe that.
Aaron Ehasz