There are a lot of sayings, quotes and good intentions that have survived time and the wear and tear of misuse.
Because another Good intention quote is: “Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.”
First of all, what is an intention? It’s an idea that you plan to carry out. Often, when this intention gets verbalized, it can fall apart in the implementation. A good example of falling apart in execution, according to vocabulary.com (Ha, I didn’t go to Wikipedia), is “You may have the best intention of cooking an incredible meal, but if you leave the burner on and burn the house down, you will not be remembered as an excellent chef.”
I sometimes wonder about the original “intent” behind the coining (that means making up the words) that the creator hopes will be remembered. For example, “I hurt myself deeply. Though at the time I had no idea how deeply.”
And, then there is an “observation” (That’s what I call it. The writer classified it as a Good Intention.) “The motive behind criticism often determines its validity.” The “good intent” of that one escapes me.
Personally, I much prefer Conscious Intentions that are actually acted out. Like: “I’m going to be nicer person today that I was yesterday.” “I’m going to make somebody’s day today, maybe two somebody’s day.”
I’m glad I worded my preference as Conscious Intentions, In the book of Proverbs in the Bible it says “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
So if “People will judge you by your actions, not your intentions.” Go forth and take action!