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good Quotes

44 of the best book quotes about good
  1. #1
    “The good and the pleasant approach man; the wise examines both and discriminates between them; the wise prefers the good to the pleasant, but the foolish man chooses the pleasant through love of bodily pleasure.”
  2. #2
    “I am a good woman, I hope; and I know my duty.”
  3. #3
    “A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether in doing anything he is doing right or wrong—acting the part of a good man or of a bad.”
    author
    Plato
    book
    Apology
    character
    Socrates
    concepts
    goodrightwrong
  4. #4
    “For the fear of death is indeed the pretence of wisdom, and not real wisdom, being a pretence of knowing the unknown; and no one knows whether death, which men in their fear apprehend to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.”
    author
    Plato
    book
    Apology
    character
    Socrates
    concepts
    wisdomgoodevil
  5. #5
    “When agreements are made according to what is right, what is spoken can be made good. When respect is shown according to what is proper, one keeps far from shame and disgrace. When the parties upon whom a man leans are proper persons to be intimate with, he can make them his guides and masters.”
  6. #6
    “So I left him, saying to myself, as I went away: Well, although I do not suppose that either of us knows anything really beautiful and good, I am better off than he is,—for he knows nothing, and thinks that he knows; I neither know nor think that I know.”
    author
    Plato
    book
    Apology
    character
    Socrates
    concepts
    beautyknowledgegood
  7. #7
    “A way of life that keeps saying ‘Around the next corner, above the next step,’ works against the natural order of things and makes it so difficult to be happy and good.”
  8. #8
    “It’s people who claim that they’re good ... that you have to be wary of. ”
  9. #9
    “Good is the enemy of great. Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.”
  10. #10
    “The good-to-great companies made a habit of putting their best people on their best opportunities, not their biggest problems.”
  11. #11
    “Now of the Chief Good (i.e. of Happiness) men seem to form their notions from the different modes of life, as we might naturally expect: the many and most low conceive it to be pleasure, and hence they are content with the life of sensual enjoyment.”
  1. #12
    “The Chief Good we feel instinctively must be something which is our own, and not easily to be taken from us.”
  2. #13
    “The man who is truly good and sensible bears all fortunes, we presume, becomingly, and always does what is noblest under the circumstances.”
  3. #14
    “Every art, and every science reduced to a teachable form, and in like manner every action and moral choice, aims, it is thought, at some good.”
  4. #15
    “E’en intolerable ills, Finding right issue, tend to naught but good.”
  5. #16
    “Good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.”
  6. #17
    ″‘Tis one thing to speak much, another well.”
  7. #18
    “You need to know it’s your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.”
  8. #19
    “There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.”
  9. #20
    “Being defiant can be a good thing sometimes. ”
  10. #21
    “If one good deed in all my life I did,
    I do repent it from my very soul.”
  11. #22
    “Newt remained curled in the chair. He held out his painty hands as though a cat’s cradle were strung between them. ‘No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat’s cradle is nothing but a bunch of X’s between somebody’s hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X’s….‘”
  1. #23
    “It was the belief of Bokonon that good societies could be built only by pitting good against evil, and by keeping the tension between the two high at all times.”
  2. #24
    “Some of those activities may be good, but they are taking up resources that your best ones need. So you always will have to choose between good and best. This is especially tough for some creative people, causing them a lack of focus. They create more than they can focus on and feed, they are attached to every idea as if they were all equal, and they try to keep them all alive. Instead of a to-do list, they have a to-do pile. It goes nowhere fast.”
  3. #25
    “We feel friendly towards those whom we help to secure good for themselves, provided we are not likely to suffer heavily by it ourselves.”
  4. #26
    “Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.”
  5. #27
    “No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it.”
  6. #28
    “So what was it like being married?”
    “Well, it’s hard, for sure. But there’s something that feels so good about sharing your life with somebody.”
  7. #29
    “We do not know if, out on the moons of Saturn, you will meet with good or with evil—or only with ruins a thousand times older than Troy.”
  8. #30
    “Everyone tells you what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers. They want you to believe theirs.”
  9. #31
    “I will be good . . . Please let me out. I will be good!”
  10. #32
    “The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.”
  11. #33
    “Everything good seemed to be going away.”
  1. #34
    “It does not matter where his body lies, for it is grass; but where his spirit is, it will be good to be.”
  2. #35
    “[I]t is rather the case that we desire something because we believe it to be good than that we believe a thing to be good because we desire it. It is the thought that starts things off.”
  3. #36
    “Are physicists and biologists willing to believe in anything so long as it is not religious thought? Close enough. Has rationalism and moral thought provided us with an understanding of what is good, what is right, and what is moral? Not close enough. Has secularism in the terrible 20th century been a force for good? Not even close, to being close.”
  4. #37
    “If moral statements are about something, then the universe is not quite as science suggests it is, since physical theories, having said nothing about God, say nothing about right or wrong, good or bad. ”
  5. #38
    “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.”
  6. #39
    “Dee Dee poured another glass of wine. It was good wine. I liked her. It was good to have a place to go when things went bad. I remembered the early days when things would go bad and there wasn’t anywhere to go. Maybe that had been good for me. Then. But now I wasn’t interested in what was good for me. I was interested in how I felt and how to stop feeling bad when things went wrong. How to start feeling good again.”
  7. #40
    “Still, I kept thinking about Lydia. The good parts of our relationship felt like a rat walking around and gnawing at the inside of my stomach.”
  8. #41
    “Make me feel good in the moontime.”
  9. #42
    “God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God.”
  10. #43
    “To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good, or else that it’s a well-considered act in conformity with natural law. Fortunately, it is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions. ”
  11. #44
    “What good are wings without the courage to fly?”
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