good intentions pave the road to hell

good intentions pave the road to hell

proverb Good intentions do not matter if a person's actions lead to bad outcomes. A variant of "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." A: "I'm sorry, I was only trying to explain where Tom was coming from! I didn't mean to make matters worse." B: "Yeah, well, good intentions pave the road to hell."
See also: good, hell, intention, pave, road, to
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