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What does this phrase actually mean

Posted by Dan on September 24, 2003

In Reply to: What does this phrase actually mean posted by ESC on September 24, 2003

Actually, I heard that it means although people mean well, sometimes they can help bring about evil things.

For instance, this phrase was frequenty used during the Second World War because the policy of Appeasement, although well-intentioned and intended to avoid war, had allied the Axis powers to build up their power and led to the most devastating war in history.