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.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
We are mathematical equations where your life is the sum of all choices you've made until now. The good news is you can change the equation so that you start making a difference in your life.
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.
Art furnishes us with eyes and hands and above all the good conscience to be able to turn ourselves into such a phenomenon.
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.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
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.
There are so many things I can't believe. That people deserve what they get, both bad and good. That one day I'll live in a world where people are judged by what they do instead of who they are. That happy endings don't have contingencies and conditions.
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
'That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.'
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.
Kind old ladies assure us that cats are often the best judges of character. A cat will always go to a good man, they say.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
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.
Well, to the people who pray for me to not only have an agonising death, but then be reborn to have an agonising and horrible eternal life of torture, I say, 'Well, good on you. See you there.
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
A good self-esteem level is mostly dependant on how we value ourselves without any bias.
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.
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.