Good intentions are not enough. Being a good person begins with being a wise person. (Antonin Scalia, late US Supreme Court associate justice)
Scalia concluded, “Then when you follow your conscience, you will be heading in the right direction.” Similarly, “Good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding” (French writer Albert Camus). As in many other facets of life, a clear conscience and mature wisdom are often the keys to success.
But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. (Psalm 33:11)