A Quote by Butler Shaffer on consequences, motives, and actions

The older I get, the more I realize that motives are less of a contributor to the problems of the world than is the failure to understand what is implicit in our actions. Anatole France observed that "those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of peoples have made their neighbours very miserable," an insight that should remind us of the disruptive nature of unintended consequences.

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/4.html

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