The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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.
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Booker T. Washington
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Less is only more where more is no good.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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.
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.
It's good to shut up sometimes.
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.
Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.
I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.
Charles Evans Hughes
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
E. W. Howe
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
Warren G. Bennis
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Good copy can't be written with tongue in cheek, written just for a living. You've got to believe in the product.
Be sweet, be good, and honest always.
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
Ninon de L'Enclos
He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.
Only the young die good.
They're only truly great who are truly good.
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.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
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.
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.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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.
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.
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne
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 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.