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Meaning of “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” in the English Dictionary

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the road to hell is paved with good intentions

saying said to ​emphasize that you must not ​simplyintend to ​behave well but you must ​actaccording to ​yourintentions, because you will have ​problems or be ​punished if you do not
(Definition of the road to hell is paved with good intentions from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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