C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Purposes, like eggs, unless they be hatched into action, will run into rottenness.

Samuel Smiles.

If religion might be judged of, according to men’s intentions, there would scarcely be any idolatry in the world.

Bishop Hall.

Hell is paved with good intentions.


Many good purposes lie in the churchyard.

Philip Henry.