Best Quotes About Good

Golf is a good walk spoiled. -Mark Twain

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's. -Will Rogers

The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. -Fran Lebowitz

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

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. -Arthur Miller

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

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

I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor. -Jack Nicholson

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. -George Orwell

One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it. -Helen Hayes

One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time. -Nancy Astor

We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can. -Will Rogers

You're only as good as the people you hire. -Ray Kroc

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. -Mark Twain

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

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. -Ted Williams

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose. -Ernie Banks

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully. -Walter Lippmann

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. -Og Mandino

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. -David Bailey

In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief. -John Barrymore

The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way. -Richard Harding Davis

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. -Rene Descartes

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' -Lao Tzu

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. -Edmund Burke

Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before. -Luigi Barzini

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. -Robert A. Heinlein

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim. -William Feather

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. -Socrates

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. -John W. Gardner

If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers. -Irvin S. Cobb

There's one good kind of writer – a dead one. -James T. Farrell

It's good to shut up sometimes. -Marcel Marceau

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. -William Shakespeare

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth. -Joseph Conrad

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. -Thornton Wilder

They're only truly great who are truly good. -George Chapman

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. -Vaclav Havel

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. -Howard Aiken

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. -Ursula K. Le Guin

It takes a great man to be a good listener. -Calvin Coolidge

No news at 4:30 a.m. is good. -Lady Bird Johnson

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. -Dylan Thomas

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. -Godfrey Winn

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. -Jerome K. Jerome

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. -Roger Babson

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you. -Baltasar Gracian

If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any. -Clarence Day

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he's really pissed off. -Bob Hope

I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. -Groucho Marx

Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive? -Roseanne Barr

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column. -Dave Barry

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate. -John Steinbeck

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young. -Konrad Lorenz

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. -Dave Barry

You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. -Dr. Seuss

Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough. -Arthur Freed

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high. -Heinrich Heine

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. -Michel de Montaigne

Only the young die good. -Oliver Herford

The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases. -Caskie Stinnett

It's a very good historical book about history. -Dan Quayle

There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating. -Alfred Hitchcock

If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough. -Robert Capa

What's a good tournament for him? Winning it. He's good enough. -Greg Norman

I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future. -Dan Quayle

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins. -Dan Quayle

I have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it. -Dan Quayle

Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look. -Dan Quayle

I have learned that you can't have good advertising without a good client, that you can't keep a good client without good advertising, and no client will ever buy better advertising than he understands or has an appetite for. -Leo Burnett

Just because your ad looks good is no insurance that it will get looked at. How many people do you know who are impeccably groomed… but dull? -William Bernbach

A good basic selling idea, involvement and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain't got nothin'. -Leo Burnett

I have learned that it is far easier to write a speech about good advertising than it is to write a good ad. -Leo Burnett

I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one. -Leo Burnett

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. -Sinclair Lewis

There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product. When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster. -Jerry Della Femina

Advertising moves people toward goods; merchandising moves goods toward people. -Morris Hite

If an ad campaign is built around a weak idea – or as is so often the case, no idea at all – I don't give a damn how good the execution is, it's going to fail. -Morris Hite

If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you. -Morris Hite

If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don't let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else's advertising. -David Ogilvy

It takes good clients to make a good advertising agency. Regardless of how much talent an ad agency may have, it is ineffective without good products and services to advertise. -Morris Hite

There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past. -William Bernbach

A good ad which is not run never produces sales. -Leo Burnett

A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself. -David Ogilvy

In this very real world, good doesn't drive out evil. Evil doesn't drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive. -William Bernbach

A good ad should be like a good sermon: It must not only comfort the afflicted, it also must afflict the comfortable. -Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

There is no such thing as a Mass Mind. The Mass Audience is made up of individuals, and good advertising is written always from one person to another. When it is aimed at millions it rarely moves anyone. -Fairfax Cone

Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem… ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress. -Daniel Starch

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -William Arthur Ward

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. -Garrison Keillor

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

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. -Ingrid Bergman

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. -Flannery O'Connor

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good. -Lucy Larcom

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. -Paul Sweeney

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

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

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. -Jim Bouton

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen. -Bob Lemon

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. -Leo Tolstoy

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. -Saint Augustine

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

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. -P. J. O'Rourke

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. -Mark Twain

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. -Steven Wright

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. -Edward H. Harriman

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. -Robert Louis Stevenson

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. -Aeschylus

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. -Toni Morrison

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. -James Douglas

It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. -Mark Twain

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent. -Abraham Lincoln

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. -William E. Gladstone

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough. -Bertolt Brecht

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. -Benjamin Disraeli

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?' -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. -Abraham Lincoln

A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. -Hugh Sidey

The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good. -Robert Graves

When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that's my religion. -Abraham Lincoln

If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done. -John Lubbock

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. -Thomas Paine

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

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

There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare. -Finley Peter Dunne

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished. -William Ernest Hocking

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

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years. -Wendell Willkie

The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. -Josh Billings

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. -Robert Louis Stevenson

It's hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you've earned. -Frank A. Clark

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. -Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. -Franklin Pierce Adams

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. -Doug Larson

No nice men are good at getting taxis. -Katharine Whitehorn

A hard man is good to find. -Mae West

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. -George Horace Lorimer

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. -W. H. Auden

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. -William Shakespeare

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. -William Feather

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. -Voltaire

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. -Anatole France

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. -Eudora Welty

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. -Ansel Adams

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice. -Matthew Henry

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. -Socrates

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. -Wayne Dyer

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. -Paul Dudley White

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted. -Fred Allen

Sanity is madness put to good use. -George Santayana

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex. -Billy Joel

Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward. Next to the first one in the morning, it's the best one of all. It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it. -Florence King

I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live. -Louis D. Brandeis

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. -Joe Paterno

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. -Lao Tzu

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination. -Christopher Isherwood

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. -Helen Rowland

There was never a good war, or a bad peace. -Benjamin Franklin

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin

Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste. -Bertolt Brecht

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. -Fran Lebowitz

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come. -James Russell Lowell

I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. -James A. Michener

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. -Joan Baez

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. -Don Marquis

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. -Truman Capote

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. -Tom Brokaw

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. -Phyllis Theroux

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. -Ambrose Bierce

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. -Albert Camus

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn. -Agatha Christie

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse. -John Derek

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. -Albert Einstein

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

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

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. -Benjamin Franklin

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? -Dr. Seuss

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. -Dr. Seuss

Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abraham Lincoln

Nothing good ever comes of violence. -Martin Luther

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. -Bob Marley

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice. -Jim Morrison

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses. -Friedrich Nietzsche

People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don't know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. -Anne Rice

Try not to have a good time… this is supposed to be educational. -Charles M. Schulz

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

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. -Mark Twain

Better is the enemy of good. -Voltaire

A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong. -Orson Welles

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. -Oscar Wilde

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. -Joseph Addison

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills. -Minna Antrim

Nobody minds having what is too good for them. -Jane Austen

Fun is good. -Dr. Seuss

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. -Winston Churchill

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

It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear. -Rutherford B. Hayes

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite. -Edward Albee

A 'good' family, it seems, is one that used to be better. -Cleveland Amory

I don't think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn't be. -John Betjeman

A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. -Jim Bishop

A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. -Roy Blount, Jr.

A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember. -John Mason Brown

The more one has seen of the good, the more one asks for the better. -John Mason Brown

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. -George Burns

Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down. -Truman Capote

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty. -John Cheever

My good health is due to a soup made of white doves. It is simply wonderful as a tonic. -Chiang Kai-shek

He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table. -Craig Claiborne

He did not know what love was. And he did not know what good it was. But he knew he carried it around with him, a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion, for which there was no cure. -Harry Crews

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. -Salvador Dali

A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head. -Agnes de Mille

Common sense often makes good law. -William O. Douglas

The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good. -John Foster Dulles

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good. -T. S. Eliot

My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. -Nora Ephron

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too. -Desmond Tutu

We've got some very good things to do without screwing around with sleeves. -Walter F. Ulmer

The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion. -John Updike

Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good. -P. G. Wodehouse

If Marilyn is in love with my husband it proves she has good taste, for I am in love with him too. -Simone Signoret

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. -William E. Simon

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word. -Alan K. Simpson

Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple. The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them! -Jeff Smith

I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society. -Virginia Gildersleeve

If it were better, it wouldn't be as good. -Brendan Gill

A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good. -Robert Graves

My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane. -Graham Greene

You are only as good as the people you dress. -Halston

England is my wife, America my mistress. It is very good sometimes to get away from one's wife. -Cedric Hardwicke

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means. -Tom Stoppard

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis. -William Styron

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you. -Margaret Thatcher

You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful. -Paul Theroux

Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million. -Norman Thomas

I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good. -Virgil Thomson

I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage. -Helen Hayes

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes. -Edith Head

They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday. -Robert A. Heinlein

Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions. -A. E. Housman

At the top of the cycle you write policies for everybody, no matter how bad, and at the bottom you cancel everybody, no matter how good. It's a manic-depressive cycle. -Robert Hunter

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul. -Aldous Huxley

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short. -Clive James

The pay is good and I can walk to work. -John F. Kennedy

Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night's sleep, and you can't settle anything until morning anyway. -Rose Kennedy

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table. -Jean Kerr

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas. -Stanley Kubrick

I don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good. -Oscar Levant

There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems. -Walter Lippmann

The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

The kind of thing I'm good at is knowing every politician in the state and remembering where he itches. And I know where to scratch him. -Earl Long

A book comes and says, 'Write me.' My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate. -Madeleine L'Engle

Our real work is prayer. What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer? Only heat will diffuse heat. -Mother Maribel

I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining. -Groucho Marx

Serve the dinner backward, do anything – but for goodness sake, do something weird. -Elsa Maxwell

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it – cold war. -Golda Meir

Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out. -Gian Carlo Menotti

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ. -Thomas Merton

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. -Henry Miller

One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success. -Ashley Montagu

Decisions! And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision, then he is no good. -Bernard Law Montgomery

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

I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it. -Grandma Moses

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. -Malcolm Muggeridge

Good night, and good luck. -Edward R. Murrow

It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut. -V. S. Naipaul

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse. -Jawaharlal Nehru

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. -Alex Noble

I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly. -Oliver North

Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use. -John O'Hara

You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don't get much else in that job. -Thomas P. O'Neill

I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones. -Bill Parcells

Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. -Eric Hoffer

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. -Reinhold Niebuhr

I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit. -Mario Cuomo

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say. -Will Durant

We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school. -Evelyn Waugh

My experience has been in a short 77 years that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win. -Edward Teller

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself. -Ernest Hemingway

Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor. -Tacitus

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations. -Jean Paul

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect. -Robert Louis Stevenson

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit. -John Milton

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. -Heraclitus

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions. -Roger Babson

No man's credit is as good as his money. -John Dewey

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart. -John Dewey

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light. -Walter Scott

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. -Benjamin Disraeli

Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else. -Mencius

Evil and good are God's right hand and left. -Horace Mann

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them. -Horace Mann

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. -Tacitus

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too. -Euripides

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. -John Stuart Mill

It's a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while. -Horace

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing. -Francis Bacon

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil. -Francis Bacon

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness. -Michel de Montaigne

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained. -Lao Tzu

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions. -Lao Tzu

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours. -Lao Tzu

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. -Thomas Jefferson

When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health. -Francis Bacon

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. -Buddha

The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune. -Joseph Addison

It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor. -Michel de Montaigne

A good indignation brings out all one's powers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor. -Grantland Rice

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. -Herodotus

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love. -Euripides

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy! -Robert Browning

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. -Arthur Rubinstein

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. -Confucius

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages. -Rainer Maria Rilke

The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters. -Walter Lippmann

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete. -Lao Tzu

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. -Buddha

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. -Francis Bacon

There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil. -Richard Whately

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. -Mark Twain

There is no such thing as a good tax. -Unknown

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly. -Alexander Pope

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. -Buddha

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good. -Buddha

Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation. -Plato

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. -Thomas Carlyle

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. -Heinrich Heine

The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good. -Martin Luther

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance. -Alanis Morissette

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. -Amelia Earhart

Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way. -Baltasar Gracian

I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. -Bertrand Russell

We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune. -Charles Kuralt

You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires. -Claude M. Bristol

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. -Confucius

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. -Confucius

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one. -Daniel J. Boorstin

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar. -Douglas Horton

One good analogy is worth three hours discussion. -Dudley Field Malone

A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it. -Epictetus

If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time. -Ernst Fischer

Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself. -Fanny Brice

You're only as good as your last haircut. -Fran Lebowitz

I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music. -Glenda Jackson

Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read. -Ross Perot

Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse. -Hannah Arendt

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. -Mark Victor Hansen

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. -Helen Hayes

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. -Hunter S. Thompson

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one. -George Savile

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. -Irving Berlin

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning. -Isaac Asimov

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. -Joan Rivers

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

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought. -John Greenleaf Whittier

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new. -John Steinbeck

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. -Joseph Addison

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry. -Josh Billings

I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way. -Leo Buscaglia

A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments. -Marie Dressler

Not many men have both good fortune and good sense. -Marilyn French

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject. -Michael Korda

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. -Miguel de Unamuno

How goodness heightens beauty! -Milan Kundera

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts. -Og Mandino

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. -Robert A. Heinlein

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. -Robert A. Heinlein

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations. -Sam Rayburn

What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite. -Thomas Carlyle

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune. -Thomas Carlyle

Good things, when short, are twice as good. -Tom Stoppard

What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful. -Vita Sackville-West

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? -W. Somerset Maugham

It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation. -Walt Kelly

Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for. -Washington Irving

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. -Wilson Mizner

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. -Jimmy Carter

A hard beginning maketh a good ending. -John Heywood

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents. -Arthur Schopenhauer

My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. -Malcolm X

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting. -Henry David Thoreau

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. -Calvin Coolidge

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit. -James Allen

He that does good to another does good also to himself. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. -Joseph Addison

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! -Anne Frank

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. -Albert Einstein

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. -James Baldwin

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. -Robert E. Lee

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. -Aristotle

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. -Maurice Maeterlinck

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. -Albert Schweitzer

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. -Charles Lamb

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. -William Makepeace Thackeray

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. -Oscar Wilde

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. -Mary Manin Morrissey

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue. -John Dryden

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. -Josh Billings

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in. -Katherine Mansfield

Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped. -Lillian Hellman

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self. -John Milton

It is not good to have a rule of many. -Homer

I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius. -Leo Szilard

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. -Robert Green Ingersoll

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble. -Mark Twain

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.' -Steven Wright

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. -Will Rogers

It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others. -Publilius Syrus

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense. -Ken Kesey

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. -W. H. Auden

The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married. -Finley Peter Dunne

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. -Sun Tzu

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. -Henri Matisse

The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet. -Truman Capote

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life. -Albert Schweitzer

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good. -Margaret Mead

Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood, the source of evil one, and one of good; from thence the cup of mortal man he fills, blessings to these, to those distributes ills; to most he mingles both. -Homer

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. -John Stuart Mill

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. -Ernest Hemingway

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. -E. B. White

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. -John Cheever

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. -William Shakespeare

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. -Francis Bacon

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time. -Tallulah Bankhead

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. -Thomas A. Edison

Diligence is the mother of good luck. -Benjamin Franklin

No good deed goes unpunished. -Clare Boothe Luce

I live on good soup, not on fine words. -Moliere

Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. -Mother Teresa

It is not always what we know or analyzed before we make a decision that makes it a great decision. It is what we do after we make the decision to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision. -William Pollard

There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves. -Michel de Montaigne

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 brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. -Carl Sagan

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. -P. G. Wodehouse

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce. -P. J. O'Rourke

The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news. -Peter McWilliams

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. -Walter Bagehot

Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great. -Kenny Rogers

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid. -James D. Watson

Do not consider painful what is good for you. -Euripides

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both. -Tryon Edwards

Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad. -Manly Hall

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. -Grace Hopper

Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way. -Antoine Rivarol

Captain is a good travelling name and so I take it. -George Farquhar

If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. -Aretha Franklin

To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do – bad or good. -Barbra Streisand

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know. -Bette Davis

In this business it takes time to be really good – and by that time, you're obsolete. -Cher

I was a nothing kid. Not particularly good. Not particularly bad. -Dusty Springfield

You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life. -Greta Garbo

If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst. -Joan Crawford

I would rather lose a good earring than be caught without make-up. -Lana Turner

A woman today is good, or she is bad, according to the way she does a thing – and not because of the thing itself. -Norma Shearer

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. -Meg Whitman

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good. -Meg Whitman

Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain. -Mary Catherine Bateson

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. -Mickey Spillane

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I don't want people kissing my butt. If I had a bad show and I know it, don't tell me I had a good show. I hate that. I guess because I'm 17, people think I don't see stuff like that. -Britney Spears

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act. -Jennifer Aniston

When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.' -Yasmine Bleeth

Does being a feminist mean that I believe that I'm as good as any man? Yes. -Yasmine Bleeth

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes… It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I've always been spontaneous and outgoing… I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I prefer ordinary girls – you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating. -Leonardo DiCaprio

There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all – it'll be ten o'clock and they'll tell you it's nine. You're looking at the clock and you can't even fathom why they're lying. They just lie because that's what they do. -John Cusack

When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset. -Salma Hayek

Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be. -Angelina Jolie

Democracy is too good to share with just anybody. -Nigel Rees

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. -Dean Martin

I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me. -Rodney Dangerfield

I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own. -Woody Allen

It's not a good idea to put your wife into a novel; not your latest wife anyway. -Norman Mailer

Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in. -Harry S Truman

Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss. -James Patrick Murray

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted. -Brendan Behan

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. -George Burns

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

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself. -Barbara De Angelis

A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials. -Ronald Knox

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life. -Emo Philips

On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage… You start to think that you're Tom Jones. -Keanu Reeves

One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf. -Baruch Spinoza

I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her. -Matthew Perry

You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening! -Josh Hartnett

It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player. -Anna Kournikova

What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching. -Nicole Kidman

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

I'm not perfect, I do drink. I do smoke. Carson Daly can't go out and get messed up, he can't smoke in front of kids – he's the face of MTV, and he has to be good. But me? I can. -Tara Reid

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life. -Drew Barrymore

I think I've always been good so God wouldn't strike me dead. -Heather Locklear

I've gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing. -Jennifer Aniston

I enjoy hats. And when one has filthy hair, that is a good accessory. -Julia Roberts

A wise man turns chance into good fortune. -Thomas Fuller

If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem. -Robert Anthony

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot. -Leo Durocher

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. -Elbert Hubbard

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

The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil. -Maria Montessori

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

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise. -Roger Ascham

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks. -Mark Twain

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers. -Ed Sullivan

A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. -Eliphas Levi

What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you. -Lyndon B. Johnson

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. -Thomas J. Watson

Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top. -Paul Coffey

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates. -Richard M. Nixon

Good leaders must first become good servants. -Robert K. Greenleaf

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost. -Stephen King

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts. -Mary Ellen Chase

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation. -Donald Trump

I was coming home from kindergarten – well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves. -Ellen DeGeneres

We are moving toward a global economy. One way of approaching that is to pull the covers over your head. Another is to say: It may be more complicated – but that's the world I am going to live in, I might as well be good at it. -Phil Condit

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. -Peter Drucker

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky. -Katharine Hepburn

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. -Alfred Hitchcock

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares. -Elbert Hubbard

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night. -St. Jerome

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one. -Henry Ford

If you have to make mistakes, make them good and big, don't be middling if you can help it. -Hildegard Knef

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person. -Margaret Anderson

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. -Wayne Gretzky

When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as 'Catch-22' I'm tempted to reply, 'Who has?' -Joseph Heller

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. -Mitch Hedberg

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever. -Jesse Jackson

When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps. -Dick Gregory

I want to be an honest man and a good writer. -James Baldwin

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for. -Alice Walker

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway. -Ethel Merman

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. -Beatrix Potter

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. -George Eliot

The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good. -John Barrymore

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. -W. Somerset Maugham

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it. -W. Somerset Maugham

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants. -Blaise Pascal

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. -Albert Schweitzer

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. -Orson Welles

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. -Thomas Paine

Every good painter paints what he is. -Jackson Pollock

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. -Emily Post

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. -Henry Ward Beecher

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life. -Robert Louis Stevenson

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. -Harold Kushner

The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is brotherhood. -Edwin Markham

Oh, God, why don't I remember that a little chaos is good for the soul? -Marilyn French

There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either. -Samuel Johnson

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. -Abraham Lincoln

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false. -Richard Cecil

Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds. -William Shakespeare

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries. -Marie Curie

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. -Jim Rohn

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. -Buddha

He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more. -John Bunyan

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. -Saint Augustine

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. -Pablo Casals

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. -Marcus Aurelius

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

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

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. -Hannah Arendt

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. -Thomas Jefferson

Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too. -Albert Schweitzer

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. -Henry Van Dyke

It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness. -Bruce Barton

You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners. -Lillian Gish

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. -Fred Astaire

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty. -Louisa May Alcott

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The 'good old times' – all times when old are good. -Lord Byron

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. -Bette Davis

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

To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge. -Phillips Brooks

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. -Hippocrates

Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt. -Francis Bacon

If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. -Lee Iacocca

We are here to add to the sum of human goodness. To prove the thing exists. -Josephine Hart

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good. -Samuel Johnson

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. -Oprah Winfrey

I'm delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect. -J. Michael Straczynski

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The good and the wise lead quiet lives. -Euripides

You owe it to all of us all get on with what you're good at. -W. H. Auden

Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none. -Edmund Burke

The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline. -Jacob Bronowski

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick. -Lin Yutang

We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked… not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable. -Liv Ullmann

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. -Andrew Carnegie

A good jolly is worth what you pay for it. -George Ade

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. -Rene Descartes

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. -Jay Leno

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith. -John Dalberg-Acton

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one – in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success. -Walter Bagehot

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. -Otto von Bismarck

Good government is good politics. -Richard J. Daley

We're trying to get good pictures. Don't worry very much about what I say. -Bob Dole

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. -Albert Einstein

In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed. -Clare Boothe Luce

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. -Mark Twain

We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all. -John Hope Franklin

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. -Mary McLeod Bethune

Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth. -George Washington Carver

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. -Oscar Wilde

Believe me when I say that Bill Clinton's second term will be good for business. My business. -Mark Russell

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. -Mahatma Gandhi

My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road. -Beatrice Wood

Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil. -Plutarch

Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons. -John Ruskin

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. -John Ruskin

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself. -Henry Adams

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values. -Norman Thomas

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world. -Henry Adams

A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus. -Herbert Hoover

The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. -Thomas Jefferson

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame. -Lady Bird Johnson

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. -Martin Farquhar Tupper

There is nothing I love as much as a good fight. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is safest to be moderately base – to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue. -Sydney Smith

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

That's a good question. Let me try to evade you. -Paul Tsongas

I'm not a politician and my other habits are good. -Charles Farrar Browne

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. -George Washington

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. -Mary Wollstonecraft

You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck. -Donald Rumsfeld

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos. -Donald Rumsfeld

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Acorns were good until bread was found. -Francis Bacon

Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time. -Tallulah Bankhead

I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his. -Catherine the Great

It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. -Lillian Hellman

Politeness is half good manners and half good lying. -Mary Wilson Little

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. -Rita Rudner

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. -C. S. Lewis

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves. -Joseph Stalin

Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good. -Thomas Sowell

I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good. -Adam Smith

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. -Edmund Burke

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it. -Josh Billings

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. -Henri Frederic Amiel

If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. -Norman Ralph Augustine

A good memory is needed after one has lied. -Pierre Corneille

If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs. -William Feather

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. -Benjamin Franklin

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck. -Joseph Heller

A good listener is usually thinking about something else. -Kin Hubbard

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. -Garrison Keillor

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds when there's no one watching you. -Tom Lehrer

There is nothing like a good dose of another woman to make a man appreciate his wife. -Clare Boothe Luce

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. -H. L. Mencken

I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel. -Gloria Naylor

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty. -Sallust

Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. -George Bernard Shaw

Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time – condemned to painting for life. -John French Sloan

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. -Eileen Caddy

Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul. -Frances E. Willard

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one. -Sid Caesar

It's good to have mysteries. It reminds us that there's more to the world than just making do and having a bit of fun. -Charles de Lint

The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can. -Charles de Lint

The good man is the friend of all living things. -Mahatma Gandhi

A woman has to be twice as good as a man to go half as far. -Fannie Hurst

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone. -John Maynard Keynes

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. -Theodore Roosevelt

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since. -Marilyn vos Savant

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

A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat. -Katharine Whitehorn

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion. -Oscar Wilde

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. -Oscar Wilde

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. -George S. Patton

The best is the enemy of the good. -Voltaire

The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world. -Thomas Jefferson

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. -Oscar Wilde

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. -Andy Warhol

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. -Charles Dickens

My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places. -A. A. Milne

What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones? -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. -Albert Camus

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. -W. Somerset Maugham

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. -William Hazlitt

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. -William Shakespeare

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not. -Ben Jonson

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. -Baltasar Gracian

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. -Thomas Jefferson

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. -Martin Luther

Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence. -Samuel Butler

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. -Logan Pearsall Smith

The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it. -Wendell Berry

He that hopes no good fears no ill. -Thomas Fuller

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is. -Allan Bloom

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret. -Mary McCarthy

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. -Theodore Roosevelt

I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner. -Aleister Crowley

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is. -Jack Lemmon

Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success. -Sparky Anderson

If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing. -Sparky Anderson

The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia. -Sparky Anderson

Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it. -Whitey Herzog

The team that gets off to a good start wins pennants. -John McGraw

Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa. -Casey Stengel

If we're going to win the pennant, we've got to start thinking we're not as good as we think we are. -Casey Stengel

Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team, especially if they are good pinochle players. -Earl Weaver

The good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong body, a good right arm, and a weak mind. -Dizzy Dean

If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands. -Bob Feller

When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble. -Bob Feller

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

A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher. -Sandy Koufax

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. -Sandy Koufax

I think it's incredible because there were guys like Mays and Mantle and Henry Aaron who were great players for ten years… I only had four or five good years. -Sandy Koufax

The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews. -Sandy Koufax

People are too hung up on winning. I can get off on a really good helmet throw. -Bill Lee

Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste. -Tug McGraw

Generally in the Little League you're up against a good pitcher who throws like hell. What does the coach say? Get a walk. Isn't that beautiful way to learn to hit? For four years you stand up there looking for a walk. -Robin Roberts

The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball. -Tom Seaver

A pitcher is only as good as his legs. -Early Wynn

A pitcher's got to be good and he's got to be lucky to get a no hit game. -Cy Young

Too many pitchers, that's all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don't see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch 'em every three days and you'd find they'd get control and good, strong arms. -Cy Young

It's like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews. -Roger Maris

Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century. -Mickey Mantle

Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was. -Mickey Mantle

Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been. -Mickey Mantle

Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball. -Mickey Mantle

Learn what pitch you can hit good; then wait for that pitch. -Willie Keeler

What are you going to do? Admit to yourself that the pitchers have you on the point of surrender? You can't do that. You must make yourself think that the pitchers are just as good as they always have been or just as bad. -Lou Gehrig

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. -Yogi Berra

If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you're a good ballplayer. -Willie Mays

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game. -Ted Williams

Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products. -Bob Uecker

All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good. -Babe Ruth

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading. -Babe Ruth

If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there, they'd be out there in first place. -Frank Robinson

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips. -Charles Dickens

There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. -Pierre de Coubertin

May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure. -Pierre de Coubertin

The only thing you owe the public is a good performance. -Humphrey Bogart

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. -Gustave Flaubert

I don't judge others. I say if you feel good with what you're doing, let your freak flag fly. -Sarah Jessica Parker

Being a Southern person and a blonde, it's not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart. -Reese Witherspoon

It all comes back to the basics. Serve customers the best-tasting food at a good value in a clean, comfortable restaurant, and they'll keep coming back. -Dave Thomas

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. -John Muir

Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I? -Richard M. Nixon

How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before. -Mark Twain

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. -Plutarch

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. -Henri Matisse

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. -Will Durant

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come. -Greer Garson

The best way to make a good deal is to have the ability to walk away from it. -Brian Koslow

I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy. -Louis Kronenberger

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can. -Linda Ellerbee

The best of healers is good cheer. -Pindar

I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look, and with luck, a shade better. -Norman Parkinson

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. -Vincent Van Gogh

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film. -Robert Adams

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera. -Edward Steichen

I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person. -Aaliyah

I've never made any picture, good or bad, without paying for it in emotional turmoil. -W. Eugene Smith

My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person. -Andy Warhol

A good photograph is knowing where to stand. -Ansel Adams

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. -Ansel Adams

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. -Ansel Adams

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it. -James Agee

My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough. -Noel Coward

You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. -William S. Burroughs

See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too. -Linus Torvalds

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners. -Mignon McLaughlin

When good Americans die they go to Paris. -Oscar Wilde

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. -Mae West

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. -Rudyard Kipling

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. -Eleanor Roosevelt

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea. -Mahatma Gandhi

In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. Restart brain. Open eyes. What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is rewarded. -John Dobbin

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on. -Alfred Hitchcock

If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig. -Tom Hanks

Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers. -Mel Brooks

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline – production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one. -Alfred Hitchcock

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. -Charlotte Whitton

The television industry doesn't like to see the compexity of the world. It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that's black; this is good, that's bad. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it. -Jean Cocteau

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue. -David Mamet

What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it. -Bob Dylan

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations. -Charles Francis Richter

Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it. -Jesse Owens

'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one. -Laurence Sterne

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale. -Elsa Schiaparelli

I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool. -Janet Jackson

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye. -Jimi Hendrix

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied. -Alfred Nobel

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. -Ann Landers

In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. -Bill Vaughan

Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try. -Fran Lebowitz

Liars need to have good memories. -Algernon Sidney

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories. -Cecil Rhodes

Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news – they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel. -David Letterman

We are entering a new phase in human history – one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population. -Jeremy Rifkin

Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides. -Brendan Behan

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends. -Ambrose Bierce

War is war. The only good human being is a dead one. -George Orwell

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank. -Winston Churchill

I don't care how good you play, you can find somebody who can beat you, and I don't care how bad you play, you can find somebody you can beat. -Harvey Penick

Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it. -Lou Rawls

It's far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. -Judith Martin

My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything. -Ilie Nastase

Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune. -Raymond Queneau

What is the good of experience if you do not reflect? -Frederick the Great

Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do. -George W. Bush

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established. -George Carlin

It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory. -Quintilian

We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. -David Letterman

A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven. -Jean Chretien

A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from. -Lin Yutang

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good. -Luc de Clapiers

All styles are good except the tiresome kind. -Voltaire

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year. -Voltaire

Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em. -Casey Stengel

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that you're having too good a time. -Dennis Miller

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter. -Samuel Beckett

To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach. -Ludwig Bemelmans

I don't like gourmet cooking or 'this' cooking or 'that' cooking. I like good cooking. -James Beard

In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to. -Bruce Barton

There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town. -Brooks Atkinson

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. -Elsa Schiaparelli

All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened. -Ernest Hemingway

A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it. -Brigham Young

I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher. -William Butler Yeats

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. -George Washington

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. -Walt Whitman

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. -Walt Whitman

Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. -Walt Whitman

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes. -Denis Waitley

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. -Denis Waitley

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. -William Wordsworth

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding. -William Wycherley

A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out. -Virginia Woolf

You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news. -Thomas J. Watson

I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. -Edith Wharton

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good. -Luc de Clapiers

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester. -Francis Quarles

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe. -Jean Paul

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves. -Frederick William Robertson

Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure. -Knute Rockne

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We do not know what is really good or bad fortune. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart. -Helen Rowland

No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time. -Helen Rowland

No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases. -John Ruskin

The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it. -John Ruskin

One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top. -Bob Richards

Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad. -Joseph Roux

Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word. -Joseph Roux

There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts. -Joseph Roux

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. -Theodore Roosevelt

To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed. -Ernest Renan

You know, I respect what Howard Dean has been able to do. It's good for our party. But I've got to tell you this: If money alone decided presidential nominations, Phil Gramm would have been nominated in '96. -Joe Lieberman

When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird. -Minna Antrim

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. -Jane Austen

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. -Louisa May Alcott

Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great. -Fred Allen

If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are. -James Allen

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. -James Allen

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times. -Saint Augustine

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. -Phillips Brooks

How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens. -Alexander the Great

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will. -Thomas Aquinas

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence. -Hannah Arendt

Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune' but 'To bear this worthily is good fortune.' -Marcus Aurelius

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. -Marcus Aurelius

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. -Marcus Aurelius

The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb. -Umberto Eco

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. -Albert Einstein

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends? -George Eliot

Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account. -Euripides

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment. -Euripides

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. -Meister Eckhart

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another – too often ending in the loss of both. -Tryon Edwards

Well, isn't Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else – and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian? -Djuna Barnes

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse. -James M. Barrie

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

Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man. -Jacob Bronowski

No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. -Phillips Brooks

All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold. -Anita Brookner

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. -Richard Bach

The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil. -Georges Bataille

If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived. -Edmund Burke

One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good. -Edmund Burke

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy. -Samuel Butler

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions. -Samuel Butler

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other. -Francis Bacon

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. -Francis Bacon

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress. -Francis Bacon

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself. -Honore de Balzac

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society. -Jean Baudrillard

I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure. -Anne Baxter

The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing. -Walter Benjamin

Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven. -Walter Benjamin

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug. -Josh Billings

Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel. -Josh Billings

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars. -William Blake

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. -Napoleon Bonaparte

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly. -Emily Bronte

Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good. -Thomas Browne

Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself. -Pearl S. Buck

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. -Lord Byron

It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state. -John Kenneth Galbraith

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends. -John Gay

With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation. -David Lloyd George

I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them. It's only when we use them for good or for evil that they become good or evil. -William Gibson

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. -Baltasar Gracian

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. -Baltasar Gracian

There's a good deal in common between the mind's eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too often been the boobtube, it could be, it can be, the box of dreams. -Ursula K. Le Guin

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. -Mahatma Gandhi

It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward. -Andre Gide

No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond. -Andre Gide

If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. -Robert Graves

A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous. -Graham Greene

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. -Samuel Goldwyn

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman. -Jean de la Bruyere

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself. -Jean de la Bruyere

Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect. -Jean de la Bruyere

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time. -Charles Lamb

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious. -Vince Lombardi

Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is what we perceive as a value. -Konrad Lorenz

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father. -Jean de la Bruyere

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence. -Walter Lippmann

However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Evil is only good perverted. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. -James Russell Lowell

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side. -James Russell Lowell

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. -Martin Luther

You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. -Anatole France

The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces. -Anatole France

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. -Anatole France

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good. -Benjamin Franklin

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. -Benjamin Franklin

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