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Good night and sweet dreams, my love!

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

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.

First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.

Whatever you are be a good one.

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.

Tweeting is really only good for one thing - it's just good for tweeting... It is rewarding because it's just its own reward. It's sort of like heaven.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something sometime in your life.

When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. That's my religion.

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

Love sought is good but given unsought is better.

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

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

Albert Einstein

He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates open.

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

Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.

...for the lesser evil is reckoned a good, in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen, than the greater...

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you'll become happy, if you get a bad one you'll become a philosopher.

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

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

Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

John Steinbeck

In the arena of human life. the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.

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.

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

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.

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

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath.

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

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

Rene Descartes

I do not care to know your various theories about God. What is the use of discussing all the subtle doctrines about the soul? Do good and be good. And this will take you to freedom and to whatever truth there is....

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act on upon them?

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

All good things must come to an end, but all bad things can’t continue forever.


Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Goodness armed with power is corrupted, and pure love without power is destroyed.

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

Give, even if you only have a little.

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

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear, or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life, and one is as good as the other.

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Nobody minds having what is too good for them.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

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

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.

Cassandra Clare

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.

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil, is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

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

I am one who loved not wisely but too well.

Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try.

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

Love is the answer but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.

Woody Allen

Each year one vicious habit discarded in time might make the worst of us good.

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.


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Good men abandon lusting after things, they take no pleasure in sensual speech, when touched by happiness or sorrow, the wise show no elation or dejection.

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Some good, some so-so and lots plain bad: that's how a book of poems is made, my friend

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well, and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

Better is the enemy of good.

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

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Evil is not power, it is ignorance and misuse of good.

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

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.

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

The synthesis of pure calming food is breathing pure air, listening to good sounds, looking at good sights, and touching pure objects.

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

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

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.

He that hopes no good, fears no ill.

I look at myself like a show dog. I've got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape.

Dolly Parton

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

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

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?

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius is above all force.

Humans are basically good, but easily corrupted by poor leadership.

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever after due examination and analysis you find to be kind conducive to the good the benefit the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide

Well! Evil to some is always good to others.

Here on the pulse of this new day, You may have the grace to look up and out, And into your sister's eyes into, Your brother's face your country, And say simply, Very simply, With hope, Good Morning.

An overflow of good converts to bad.

I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

Mae West

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.

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

Yes, in all my research the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.

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

Groucho Marx

The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.

Harry S. Truman

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

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.

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

Gustave Flaubert

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

W. Somerset Maugham

Good ideas, good conduct and adherence to Truth should result from our education. Only those who acquire these qualities can be called truly educated.

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night, or the last to awake in the morning.

I haven't had that one great love which is good. I don't want that to be in the past - I want it to be in the future.

Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools they'll do wonderful things with them.

Steve Jobs

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

Jim Rohn

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

An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.

Being generous, just helping one's relatives and being blameless in one's actions, this is the best good luck.

To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.

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

Oscar Wilde

Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good to the praise that deceives them.

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

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

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

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.

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

William Hazlitt

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.

Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper.

To my great-grandfather I owed the advice to dispense with the education of the schools and have good masters at home instead - and to realize that no expense should be grudged for this purpose.

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

Endure and persist, this pain will turn to good by and by.

A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid! - the proper sport of boys and girls - but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.

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

But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.

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.

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

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.

Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words, this is good luck.

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.

A good wife is of value only to her husband. A good mother is a national asset.

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

Because of its tremendous solemnity, death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.

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.

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does, and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.

Earning money cannot be the purpose of education. Acquiring good qualities can be the only purpose of education.

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.

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact, to shatter and destroy it is not so good.

We are all selfish, and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.

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

I think you can have 10 000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.

The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.

Anatole France

Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

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

Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.

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.

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

By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.

Always kiss your children goodnight even if they're already asleep.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.

There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics, none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely, and that which is good for somebody.

Law means good order.

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.

Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.

Law is order, and good law is good order.

A fool despises good counsel but a wise man takes it to heart.

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

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

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

No man deserves to be praised for his goodness who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth or an impotence of will.

The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

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.

I learned you can't trust the judgment of good friends.

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.

Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.

Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.

Wicked men obey out of fear, good men out of love.

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

Washington Irving

It's crazy to take little in between jobs just because they look good on your resume. That's like saving sex for your old age. Do what you love and work for whom you admire the most, and you've given yourself the best chance in life you can.

Warren Buffett

Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell.

William Blake

Man is a credulous animal and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

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

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.

Carl Sandburg

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

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

True religion is real living, living with all one's soul with all one's goodness and righteousness.

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.

Stephen King

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.

In counsel it is good to see dangers, but in execution not to see them unless they be very great.

Doing the good deeds is like the grass in the garden. You don't see it growth but it does by days. Doing the wicked deeds is like the hone. You don't see it damage but it does by days.

So it is naturally with the male and the female, the one is superior the other inferior, the one governs the other is governed, and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.

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.

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.

God judged it better to bring good out of evil, than to suffer no evil to exist.

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I born in the world, raised in the world, having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.

Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much...the wheel New York wars and so on...while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man...for precisely the same reason.

Douglas Adams

Many a man fails as an original thinker, simply because his memory it too good.

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.

For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

Albert Einstein

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

Mark Twain

If I am walking with two other men, each of them I 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.

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

The state exists for the sake of a good life and not for the sake of life only

It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than by good laws.

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.

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

If one plays good music people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.

Mark Twain

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss and a little moss is a good thing on a man.

It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult, that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.

A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.

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

Edmund Burke

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.

To support mother and father to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood, this is the good luck.

What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth, for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life.

Therefore the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

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

He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

A good character carries with it the highest power of causing a thing to be believed.

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

One who drinks the nectar of the Good Law lives happily with a tranquil mind. The wise man ever delights in the Dhamma as realized by the Noble Ones.

All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.

Forget the harm that anyone has done to you, and forget the good that you have done to others.

Sai Baba

Good men make life a twofold span to last: Twice does he live who can enjoy his past.

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions.

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.

Here's the good news. If I realize that I'm insane then I'm okay with it. I'm not dangerous insane.

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

Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.

When good Americans die they go to Paris.

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.

Evil is only good perverted.

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

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.

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

There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.

I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello goodbye.

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


The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Mother Teresa

Quarrel? Nonsense, we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?

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.

And it is characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like and the association of living beings who have this sense makes family and a state.


I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

A heart well prepared for adversity, in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful.

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.

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

Oscar Wilde

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.

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

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

Cloquet hated reality, but realized it was still the only place to get a good steak.

Woody Allen

To be good is noble, but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.

Mark Twain

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.

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

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

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.


Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance, which is more amiable than beauty.

Joseph Addison

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.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.

Winston Churchill

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.

This is my life. It is my one time to be me. I want to experience every good thing.

Maya Angelou

In England, the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here, the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.

Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us.

As from a large heap of flowers many garlands and wreaths are made, so by a mortal in this life there is much good work to be done.


It's the worst when you're kissing someone who's not a good kisser and you're trying to make it look good, but you feel like you're just working on your own.

Drew Barrymore

Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences; whence it is bad in council though good in execution.

It's not going to do any good to land on Mars if we're stupid.

When a man bleeds inwardly it is a dangerous thing for himself, but when he laughs inwardly it bodes no good to other people.

Do not consider painful what is good for you.

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