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Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.

George Bernard Shaw

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

George Bernard Shaw

Law is order, and good law is good order.


It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.


Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.


He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.


Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.


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


The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.


There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.


The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.

Mother Teresa

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.

Rene Descartes

What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Improvements are invented only by those who can feel that something is not good.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.

Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.

Oscar Wilde

It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Oscar Wilde

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.

Oscar Wilde

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

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


A good garden may have some weeds.

Dr. Thomas Fuller

Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.

Soren Kierkegaard

Good luck beats early rising.

Irish Proverb

I feel sorry for those who do not drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

Frank Sinatra

I feel sorry for people who do not drink. When they wake up in the morning it is as good as they are going to feel all day.

Frank Sinatra

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington

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

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.

George S. Patton

The good befriend themselves.


Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.

Rita Mae Brown

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.


A friend's eye is a good mirror.

Celtic Proverb

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

Rita Mae Brown

Science is good furniture for one's upper chamber, if there is common sense below.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.

Victoria Holt

People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.

Zig Ziglar

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

Daniel Boone

If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.

Janis Joplin

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

Rene Descartes

Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.

William Shakespeare

My meaning in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient.

William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare

He is not great who is not greatly good.

William Shakespeare

Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.

William Shakespeare

The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good.

William Shakespeare

It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.

William Shakespeare

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.

Saint Teresa Of Avila

What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!

Saint Teresa Of Avila

But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.

Edgar Allan Poe

Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment.

Horace Mann

Seek not good from without: seek it from within yourselves, or you will never find it.


The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.


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 good man is the friend of all living things.

Mahatma Gandhi

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Mahatma Gandhi

What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea.

Mahatma Gandhi

I think it would be a good idea.

Mahatma Gandhi

I know I fib a good deal. After all, a woman's charm is fifty percent illusion.

Tennessee Williams

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

Barry LePatner

It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good.

T. S. Eliot

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.

John Dewey

Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.


He who spares the wicked injures the good.


I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.


Good things don't end in 'eum,' they end in 'mania'...or 'teria'.

Matt Groening

What good is money if it can't inspire terror in your fellow man?

Matt Groening

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.


Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?

Richard M. Nixon

He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.

Michel de Montaigne

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

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I would have made a good Pope.

Richard M. Nixon

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.

Michel de Montaigne

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.

Michel de Montaigne

A little moralizing's good - a little: I like a taste, but not a bath of it.

Quintus Ennius

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.

Quintus Ennius

Hard work's a good distraction.

Scott Westerfeld

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

Benjamin Franklin

He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Edmund Burke

Good order is the foundation of all things.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

Benjamin Franklin

Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.

Charles M. Schulz

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

When a man blames others for his failures, it's a good idea to credit others with his successes.

Howard W. Newton

Cyberspace is - or can be - a good, friendly and egalitarian place to meet.

Douglas Adams

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.

John Locke

It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.


Hatred may be engendered by good deeds as well as bad ones.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Arnold H. Glasgow

The beautiful cannot be the way to what is useful, or to what is good, or to what is holy; it leads only to itself.

Victor Cousin

When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.


He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.


There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it.

J. K. Rowling

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

Sir Francis Bacon

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

Sir Francis Bacon

That is one good thing about this world. . .there are always sure to be more springs.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.

Frank Tyger

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

Kin Hubbard

People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.

Samuel Butler

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

G. K. Chesterton

He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most; God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.

Samuel Butler

A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse.

Albert Camus

You have to be careful who you let define your good.

Lois McMaster Bujold

If I can't do something for the public good, what the hell am I doing?

Anita Roddick

Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.

Chinese Proverb

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and have the two as close together as possible.

George F. Burns

Obscurity is a good thing. You can fail in obscurity. It removes the fear of failure.

Jason Fried

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I would define boastfulness to be the pretension to good which the boaster does not possess.


A good friend of my son's is a son to me.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.

Lord Chesterfield

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.

Thomas H. Huxley

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Is she still representing the brand? Good question, I can't answer that.

Christian Dior

Women will be good for you and bring about your success.

Christian Dior

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.

Thomas A. Edison

It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.

Benito Mussolini

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas

I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.' .

Elvis Presley

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

Garrison Keillor

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

Salvador Dali

It's a very good question, very direct, and I'm not going to answer it.

George W. Bush

Good government is good politics.

Richard J. Daley

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.

Edgar Watson Howe

I hate reality but it's still the best place to get a good steak.

Woody Allen

They're a very good football team. Their run game is as good as anyone's in the state. They do so much with a number of different guys.

Robert Browning

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

The Dalai Lama

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

Leo Durocher

Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.

C. S. Lewis

Whatever you do, He [God] will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed Him.

C. S. Lewis

No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.

C. S. Lewis

I don't drink; I don't like it - it makes me feel good.

Oscar Levant

If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.

Baruch Spinoza

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

Milton Friedman

Blessed are the weak who think that they are good because they have no claws.

Baruch Spinoza

Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.

Publilius Syrus

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Publilius Syrus

Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.

Madame de Stael

For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.

Publilius Syrus

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.

Julia Child

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

Hannah Arendt

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

Hannah Arendt

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

Saint Jerome

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.

Saint Jerome

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

Amos Bronson Alcott

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 F. Burns

The negotiators did a good job, but we have a lot further to go.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The society of women is the element of good manners.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Walter Bagehot

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.

Sigmund Freud

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

Greta Garbo

This isn't good or bad. It's just the way of things. Nothing stays the same.

Real Live Preacher

All good things are wild, and free.

Henry David Thoreau

A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky.


Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.

Heinrich Heine

It's not a good picture, and to be honest with you, I don't think it will ever get corrected.

Fred Dubard

I'd say if they're not ahead, they're pretty close behind where I was as a freshman. They're very good learners of the game and situations around them.

Drew Stubbs

When you can be your own best audience and when your applause is the best applause you know of, you're in good shape.

L. Ron Hubbard

I was lost in the game and I don't know why, I was not in good conditions recently and I didn't expect that I could enter the top four.

Ding Junhui

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.

Samuel Goldwyn

Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.

Mary Schmich

It's always fun to play against good competition. Also, a lot of scouts will be there.

David Boykin

It wasn't a perfect match. But even having a bad match he (Cruz) dominated and that's good for Roberto.

Jamie Wise

Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.


I heard the crowd (after the steal) and put that (dunk) pretty good.

Charlie Coley

If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD's and burn them.

Bill Hicks

They need to be called to account. They need to explain. It is not good enough to say the job is hard.

Adrian Dix

It was a good choice for us.

Rita Ferioli

It always feels good to beat them. But I try not to dwell on it. It's only one series.

Kellen Briggs

I have had the opportunity to have a shave and relax in the bath and have a good English breakfast.

Norman Kember

The good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.

Billy Joel

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.


Anyone of good, moral character may join (the auxiliary).

Barbara Erickson

I think I played pretty good. I crashed the boards, played pretty good defense. I know I could have played better.

Rodney Stokes

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

Bob Lemon

It's a fairly small school . . . but it's got all the things of a big school. It was just a good fit for me.

Ray Gault