I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.
Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.
His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Margaret Thatcher (1925-?) British statewoman.
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 C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.