Good Quotes

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.

-Dennis Prager

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

-Henri Frederic Amiel

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.


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

-Edmund Burke

I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.

-Maya Angelou

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

-Bernard Meltzer

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

-William Shakespeare

Whatever you are, be a good one.

-Abraham Lincoln

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

-Benjamin Franklin

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.

-Bill Gates

Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant.

-Justin Guarini

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

-Henry David Thoreau

A good beginning makes a good end.

-Louis L’Amour

Good enough never is.

-Debbi Fields

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.

-Pablo Picasso

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


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

-Herman Hesse

Be not simply good – be good for something.

-Henry David Thoreau

They’re only truly great who are truly good.

-George Chapman

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

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

-Albert Einstein

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

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

-Abraham Lincoln

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

-Josh Billings

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

-George Orwell

It’s good to shut up sometimes.

-Marcel Marceau

Only the young die good.

-Oliver Herford

The good old days are now.

-Tom Clancy

Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.

-Desi Arnaz

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

-Booker T. Washington

Less is only more where more is no good.

-Frank Lloyd Wright

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

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

-E. W. Howe

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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 most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike… you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it’s true.

-Valentino Rossi

Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.

-Warren Bennis

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

-Booker T. Washington

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.

-Frank A. Clark

When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.

-Mae West

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


The crest and crowning of all good, Life’s final star, is brotherhood.

-Edwin Markham

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.


I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people.

-Nicole Scherzinger

Too much of a good thing can be taxing.

-Mae West

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

-Nelson Mandela

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

-Elbert Hubbard

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect.
‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.

-John C. Maxwell

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.

-Swami Vivekananda

The good man is the friend of all living things.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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

-Mark Twain

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.

-Nick Cannon

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.

-Ben Jonson

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

-John Stuart Mill

He who stops being better stops being good.

-Oliver Cromwell

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

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

-John Wooden

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.


I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.

-Gillian Anderson

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

-Dalai Lama

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.

-William R. Alger

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

-Wilson Mizner

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.

-Loretta Young

Evil and good are God’s right hand and left.

-Horace Mann

Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you… If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbour. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.

-Joel Osteen

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.


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 keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.


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 takes a great man to be a good listener.

-Calvin Coolidge

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

-Kin Hubbard

It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.

-Maria Sharapova

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.

-James Allen

You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving – and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it – and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return.

-Robert Collier

Better is the enemy of good.


You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!

-Aly Raisman

A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.

-John Henrik Clarke

Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’.

-Lindsay Lohan

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

Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work.

-Kevin Eubanks

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.

-Richard Whately

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.

All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.

-James E. Faust

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.

-Eric Burdon

Sexiness is all about your personality, being genuine and confident, and being a good person.

-Erin Heatherton

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.


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