as you sow, so shall you reap
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- Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
- The personal consequences of one's actions are in proportion to the good or bad intentions towards others.
consequences of actions are in proportion to intentions
- Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 16.