On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better.
No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want,need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart .
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
George Bernard Shaw
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important aims of philosophy.
The people who marry make a good marriage not marriage in itself.
As I know more of mankind, I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man, upon easier terms than I was formerly.
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have, long since, as good as renounced it.
I think that a good person can sometimes do wrong out of ignorance or weakness or wrong thinking, but when hard times come, the goodness wins out after all. And a bad person can often seem good and trustworthy for a long time, but when hard times come, the evil in him gets revealed.
Orson Scott Card
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.
I just held her hand and tried to imagine the world without us and for about one second I was a good enough person to hope she died so she would never know that I was going, too. But then I wanted more time so we could fall in love.
Weather is a literary specialty, and no untrained hand can turn out a good article on it.
Well, evil to some is always good to others.
Prayer is like water - something you can't imagine has the strength or power to do any good, and yet give it time and it can change the lay of the land.
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.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.
Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted
You're the only one that I would be glad to be close to forever, because all your secrets are bright and good and I love you for them.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul.
Pretend to be good always and even God will be fooled.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
You don't have to be good at something to be liked.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
Christmas is a time in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
The best is the enemy of the good.
Goodness, real goodness, has it's own sort of cruelty to it.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau