Good Quotes

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.-Edmund Burke

 

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.-Dennis Prager

 

 

If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.-Cavett Robert

 

 

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.-Samuel Johnson

 

 

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.-Bertolt Brecht

 

Have a very good reason for everything you do. – Laurence Olivier

 

 

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.-Will Rogers

 

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.-Bill Gates

 

 

When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.-Mae West

 

 

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.-Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Be sweet, be good, and honest always.-Emma Bunton

 

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.-William Shakespeare

 

I’d rather be lucky than good.-Lefty Gomez

 

What the people want is very simple – they want an America as good as its promise.-Barbara Jordan

 

 

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.-John D. Rockefeller

 

 

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.-Plato

 

 

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. – Voltaire

 

 

Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.-Desi Arnaz

 

 

To be a good citizen, it’s important to be able to put yourself in other people’s shoes and see the big picture. If everything you see is rooted in your own identity, that becomes difficult or impossible.-Eli Pariser

 

 

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.-Charles Spurgeon

 

 

In every age ‘the good old days’ were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.-Brooks Atkinson

 

 

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.-Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.-Dalai Lama

 

 

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.-Anne Frank

 

 

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.-Rollo May

 

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.-Bernard Meltzer

 

 

It’s good to shut up sometimes. – Marcel Marceau

 

 

The good old days are now.-Tom Clancy

 

Whatever you are, be a good one.-William Makepeace Thackeray

 

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.-Chanakya

 

 

Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.-Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.-Henry David Thoreau

 

 

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.-Albert Einstein

 

 

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.-Ninon de L’Enclos

 

 

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.-Christopher Morley

 

 

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.-Oscar Wilde

 

 

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

 

 

Be not simply good – be good for something.-Henry David Thoreau

 

 

Less is only more where more is no good.-Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

I can live for two months on a good compliment.-Mark Twain

 

 

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.-Euripides

 

Good enough never is.-Debbi Fields

 

 

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.-Charles Evans Hughes

 

 

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.-Richard Whately

 

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.-Wilson Mizner

 

 

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. – Oscar Wilde

 

 

He who stops being better stops being good.-Oliver Cromwell

 

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.-Jesus Christ

 

 

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.-Booker T. Washington

 

 

Better is the enemy of good.-Voltaire

 

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.-Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.-Pablo Picasso

 

 

Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil.-Bhumibol Adulyadej

 

 

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.-E. W. Howe

 

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.-Mark Twain

 

I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.-Maya Angelou

 

 

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. – Bob Marley

 

 

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.-Dalai Lama

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