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A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.

The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones.

It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher.

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.

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.

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.

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

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

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.

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

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

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.

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

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.

It's good to shut up sometimes.

Less is only more where more is no good.

Acorns were good until bread was found.

What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.

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

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.

Only the young die good.

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.

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.

He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.

They're only truly great who are truly good.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.

I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good.

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich.

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

To be good is noble but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They're no good at all.

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

Great and good are seldom the same man.

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad.

The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.

Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well and yet words are not deeds.

The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world.

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice.

I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.

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

If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.

When good Americans die they go to Paris.

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.

I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.

Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.

If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.

Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?

In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.

How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.

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.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.

It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.

The pay is good and I can walk to work.

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.

I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.

Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good be good for something.

Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

Good men must not obey the laws too well.

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what's happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don't seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.

It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'

It is not enough to have a good mind the main thing is to use it well.

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens, and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the Nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government it's surest support.

The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.

It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD's and burn them.

If you're not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I'd rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.

What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman?

What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me?

I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.

What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?

I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners.

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.

If you're married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife 'I love her' the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? And that's how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life.

It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.

As for doing good that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.

Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'

There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.

Here's the good news. If I realize that I'm insane, then I'm okay with it. I'm not dangerous insane.

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.

It feels good to have your work respected again.

Fun is good.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.

When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans.

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

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

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.

I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.

People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.

I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body - by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.

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!'.

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.

It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.

I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.

A hard man is good to find.

Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not.

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.

There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.

Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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.

I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computer and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.

What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.

I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.

If it looks good, you'll see it. If it sounds good, you'll hear it. If its marketed right, you'll buy it. But... If its real... you'll feel it.

Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.

We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them.

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.

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for.

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.

I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.

We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.

Liars need to have good memories.

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.

I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining.

I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions he had money as well.

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.

I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.

Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.

There is no harm in repeating a good thing.

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.

When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that's Memoirs.

The good is the beautiful.

Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.

They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.

I would rather lose a good earring than be caught without make-up.

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don't know how to feel good about the work you're doing or the life you're leading.

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.

I'd like to get four people who do cart wheels very good, and make a cart.

People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell.

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

Nothing good ever comes of violence.

If the critics are right that I've made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them.

When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.

I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.

All styles are good except the tiresome kind.

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.

In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.

When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.

Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation that is what I call good company.

I talked to the players and tried to make them aware of what was good and bad, but I didn't try to run their lives.

My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I'm still around.

The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

You can do more good by being good than any other way.

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.

I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other 'gentleman' stuff is a chess game, especially these days.

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

No good deed goes unpunished.

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.

A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.

It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.

Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.

To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.

There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.

Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly.

The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.

I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.

The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.

I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises.

It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style.

What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.

If I'd had good discipline, I might have gone into music.

I had three points I wanted to make: That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who's not doing a good job. But I didn't make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.

We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way.

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.

It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.

A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman.

The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens.

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.

Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman it depends on how much happiness you can handle.

Say 'no' more than 'yes,' and just make sure you surround yourself with good people.

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.

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.

Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, 'Too much of a good thing can be wonderful'.

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.

We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.

No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.

Julia progresses from cradle to grave, showing how government makes every good thing in her life possible. The weak economy, high unemployment, falling wages, rising gas prices, the national debt, the insolvency of entitlements - all these are fictionally assumed away in a cartoon that is produced by a president who wants us to forget about them.

I wasn't in school often enough to really belong to a 'clique,' but my friends all studied hard and got pretty good grades. They were good people with self-respect. I still like to be friends with people I admire something about I really believe that we become like the people we're surrounded by, so I choose my friends carefully!

What does it say about a president's policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? What does it say about the fiction of old liberalism to insist that good jobs and good schools and good wages will result from policies that have failed us, time and again?

And that's how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families for our joy, our support, in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives.

Husbands never become good they merely become proficient.

When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good, but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation.

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.

There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.

If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?

Good things happen when you meet strangers.

If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.

There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.

The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.

A good motto is: use friendliness but do not use your friends.

I surround myself with positive, productive people of good will and decency.

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

Walk a mile in my shoes is good advice. Our children will learn to respect others if they are used to imagining themselves in another's place.

If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.

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.

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.

I don't think it's a good advert for any restaurant, a fat chef, and secondly, who wants to eat a dessert when the chef's a fat pig.

Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.

My New Year's resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy.

Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.

For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.

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.

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, 'Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.'

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.

Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him.

Listen there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

A good deed never goes unpunished.

I like to do weird things in the shower, like drink my coffee, brush my teeth and drink a smoothie. It's good time management.

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.

All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream.

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.

You know, when you really connect with the instrument and everything just comes out on an emotional level very naturally through your playing. That's, you know, a great night. And I think the reason I love touring so much is you're chasing that high around all the time, trying to have another good night.

It's always good to be underestimated.

Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.

Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.

Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.

My mother gave lots of good advice and had a lot to say. As you get older, you realize everything she said was true.

It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

You know when something feels so good but you're afraid to feel good about it? So you kinda hold back? Everyone says, Congratulations, you must be so happy. And you say something stupid like, I'm just doing what little I can with what little I have.

I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me.

Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay.

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.

It's not going to do any good to land on Mars if we're stupid.

And it is easy to believe you are not good enough if you listen to everybody else.

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.

It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.

It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.

Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen the more select, the more enjoyable.

Never call an accountant a credit to his profession a good accountant is a debit to his profession.

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.

Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen.

The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good.

Professionalism is not sportsmanship. If you don't succeed, you won't be in your profession for long. In our society, it's not about good or bad. It's about who's on top.

A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.

Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.

You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors.

Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.

Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.

No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.

Four legs good, two legs bad.

Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.

You built a factory out there, good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads that the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.

A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself.

I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.

When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.

I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.

Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don't have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can't stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there's too much stimulation.

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.

I don't look to a man to get pride in myself. It's not about having a black president, it's about having a good president, and I think that's the most important thing.

The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.

Tolerating evil leads only to more evil. And when good people stand by and do nothing while wickedness reigns, their communities will be consumed.

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.

May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.

I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

I'm kind of a good girl - and I'm not. I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That's what the stories in my music do.

I've learnt that through life you just get on with it. You're going to meet a lot of dishonest people along the line and you say good luck to them. I hope they live in comfort. Then I start sticking more pins in their effigies.

Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.

Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.

Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you're growing up, you're walking down the street, you've got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can't pass one person.

Good writing is like a windowpane.

The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man.

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

I'm not in the leftist controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of my political views, primarily my lifelong militant support of the NRA, the Second Amendment, and my belief that the only good bad guy is a dead bad guy.

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.

The good things of prosperity are to be wished but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

A good photographer can make you look incredible, even when you're not feeling very sexy.

Riding a motorcycle on today's highways, you have to ride in a very defensive manner. You have to be a good rider and you have to have both hands and both feet on the controls at all times.

The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.

Real firmness is good for anything strut is good for nothing.

A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it.

The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.

If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.

What does kissing really mean to me? To me, if you feel, when you kiss a girl, that certain feeling of all those dolphins, like, swimming through your blood stream, and you get those good tingles inside your stomach, I don't think there's any better feeling.

To understand me, you have to meet me and be around me. And then only if I'm in a good mood - don't meet me in a bad mood.

Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.

When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.

I've turned down jobs because I've said, 'Honestly, I can't find my way in. I can't do it. I love you, as a director. I think the script is good. You deserve better than I think I can do.'

I've had extraordinary good luck with my health, other than a broken elbow.

You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.

Why do I not seek some real good one which I could feel, not one which I could display?

Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.

To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good.

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.

It's not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we're not good enough, that we must live up to someone else's standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.

It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.

For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice.

Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.

You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.

I'm delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart, it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn't always do it in the way you expect.

I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.

The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.

Being stubborn can be a good thing. Being stubborn can be a bad thing. It just depends on how you use it.

You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining.

I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).

Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.

Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation.

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.

I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card.

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

As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?

Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart... good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it's done.

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.

But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.

I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.

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 was considered by my peers to be a good comedian. So that's all I ever strived to do was get some recognition from my peers.

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.

Well, real estate is always good, as far as I'm concerned.

A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.

I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.

The stories that I want to tell, especially as a director, don't necessarily have a perfect ending because, the older you get, the more you appreciate a good day versus a happy ending. You understand that life continues on the next day the reality of things is what happens tomorrow.

There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all - it'll be ten o'clock and they'll tell you it's nine. You're looking at the clock and you can't even fathom why they're lying. They just lie because that's what they do.

I learnt a whole lot from my mother. About music, relationships, being a good person, loving people, the whole of life. I learnt about everything from her. Every single day I think about her. All through the day.

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

I think sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game, that we are only as a good as our opponents, and whether you win or lose, to always give 100 percent.

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life.

The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour.

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.

I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you - mentally, physically, and spiritually.

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.

Being generous or doing things for others actually makes me feel good so I don't do it because I hope karma will come round and get me and I'll benefit from it.

If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis.

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.

The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.

On a day when you're tired, it's important to just say good morning to everyone so they're kind of aware that it's gonna be a good day. Jamie Lee Curtis told me that.

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?

Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.

There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.

Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

A good basic selling idea, involvement and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain't got nothin'.

One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.

Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it.

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good.

A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.

I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another, and another, and I thought, man, is this gonna be a good night.

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

Your manuscript is both good and original but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.

My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.

In fact, I thought that Christianity was very a good and a very valuable thing for us. But after a while, I began to feel that the story that I was told about this religion wasn't perhaps completely whole, that something was left out.

I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.

A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.

It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.

Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception.

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.

Sometimes I'm so tired, I look down at what I'm wearing, and if it's comfortable enough to sleep in, I don't even make it into my pajamas. I'm looking down, and I'm like, 'T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that's fine. It's pajama-y, good night.'

A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.

I'm not happy all the time, and I wouldn't want to be because that would make me a shallow person. But I do try to find the good in everybody.

I'd rather do a really good small part than a really bad big part.

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

Edible - good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

A good husband makes a good wife.

I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.

Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.

It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.

A friend is always good to have, but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on me.

I was in enough to get along with people. I was never socially inarticulate. Not a loner. And that saved my life, saved my sanity. That and the writing. But to this day I distrust anybody who thought school was a good time. Anybody.

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.

If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters.

Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time.

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.

Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.

I've gone for each type: the rough guy the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing.

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.

For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it's where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week.

Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.

We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.

I went to my son's graduation this weekend, and I heard a great quote I've never heard before from Albert Einstein. It was that the greatest danger to the world is not the bad people but it's the good people who don't speak out.

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.

Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves.

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.

I feel beautiful when I'm at peace with myself. When I'm serene, when I'm a good person, when I've been considerate of others.

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.

There's no regret. You can't regret. I mean, I've felt regret but I've also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don't believe it. You feel it, it's like guilt, it's like jealousy, it's like all those horrible things. You've just got to snip them and get them out, because they're no good.

Be a good person, but don't waste your time trying to prove it.

How far a little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.

Be not simply good - be good for something.

Pick up the battle and make it a better world, just where you are. Yes... and it can be better, and it must be better, but it is up to us.

To live a good life, prioritize your health. To prioritize your health, learn to say no. To say no, learn to be courageous. To be courageous, learn to love yourself.

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

And then you might see what the life of the good man is like - someone content with what nature assigns him, and satisfied with being just and kind himself.

Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.

Be prepared to appreciate what you meet.

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

From a certain point on, there is no more turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Be quick to do good. If you are slow, the mind, delighting in mischief, will catch you.

At all times love and discipline have led to a beautiful environment and a good life.

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.

The master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.

Ultimately our greatest joy is when we seek to do good for others.

The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

Better is the enemy of good.

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

Dig deep within yourself, for there is a fountain of goodness ever ready to flow if you will keep digging.

Men who give way easily to tears are good.

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

Run your own race, at your own pace.

Be good because people will be better.

Too much of a good thing can be taxing.

A man is only as good as what he loves.

All the good are friends of one another.

It's easy to say yes. It's hard to say no.

I can live for two months on a good compliment.

Always try to keep in good humor with the world.

If you have to chase it, you will never have it.

Build a life that you don't need to escape from.

Well, I don't want to be king, I want to be real.

You create a good future by creating a good present.

It's a hundred times easier to criticize than create.

Saying yes to everything is a quick road to mediocrity.

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.

Do the good that's in front of you, even if it feels very small.

I want to tell the truth in my work. The truth will lead me to all.

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

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

Don't expect recognition for your efforts, your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Act because you need to act.

Be aware that as you are feeling good, you are powerfully attracting more good things to you.

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.

Sometimes greatness is the result of a transcendent, peak performance. But often, greatness is simply the result of a good performance repeated and sustained much longer than usual.

It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.

Create beauty everywhere you go. Create meaning in everything you do. Create things that will last. You are here to create.

It's not what you do; it's why you do it that makes the difference.

Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.

Successful people aren't smarter than you, they're just way more persistent.

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.

We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide exempla for others. We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being. As the gods intended, we are here to become more and more ourselves.

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.

When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.

Everything good that's ever happened to me came out of helping others.

If you want to do better than average then social proof is not for you.

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

One great thing about getting old is that you can get out of all sorts of social obligations just by saying you're tired.

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

Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

Again, people seem to seek honor in order to convince themselves of their own goodness.

The truth is, as long as you believe that you are not good enough, you will never feel good enough.

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

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

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

Bring the good news in trickles, the bad news in lumps.

You do not know where death awaits you; so be ready for it everywhere.

It's good that it hurts. Pain is the signal that you're confused, that you're in a lie.

Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.

It's not that you should own nothing. It's that nothing should own you.

How you love is how you live.

Love is rocket fuel for life.

When you find someone exceptional that you love and loves you in return, go all in.

Always give without remembering, always receive without forgetting.

Spread the energy of love without expecting anything. Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

Anger is good at telling us there is a problem. Anger is not good at telling us the source of the problem. Anger is very bad at telling us the solution to the problem.

Visit all the places, eat all the food, read all the books, make all the friends, gather all the fame, support all the causes, build all the products, earn all the money... to see that the quality of your life is what it is when you are doing nothing.

If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.

The good always arrives bundled with the bad.

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.

A good completion takes a long time; a bad completion cannot be changed later.

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

Order is necessary, otherwise there can be no peace at all. It is only in peace, in quietness, in beauty, that goodness can flower.

The good for man is an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue.

Virtue consists more in doing good than in receiving it, and more in doing fine actions than in refraining from disgraceful ones.

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

I'd rather live with a good question than a bad answer.

We all seek to know whether we shall be rich; but no one asks whether he shall be good.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Isolation of the poor is loneliness. Isolation of the rich is solitude.

The coin of the poor is money. The coin of the rich is time.

The highest level of mastery is simplicity. Most information is irrelevant and most effort is wasted, but only the expert knows what to ignore.

Intelligence never grows by imitation: intelligence grows by experimentation, intelligence grows by taking challenges.

Our task is to become good men, or to achieve the highest human good. That good is happiness.

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

I encourage you to look for the good where you are and embrace it.

Who can I control: myself. Who can I not control: others. Herein lies the solution to all my problem.

Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Only goodwill and compassion can bring order and peace to the world and not political blueprints and conferences.

Happiness is the achievement of your values.

A mathematical formula for happiness: Reality divided by Expectations. There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.

Confidence is silent. Insecurity is loud. Strength is gentle. Weakness is abrasive.

Don't expect others to praise you or raise toasts to you. Don't count on receiving credit for your good deeds or good practice.

That's the whole secret: to do things that excite you.

Make laughter your prayer. Laugh more. Nothing releases your blocked energies as does laughter. Nothing makes you innocent as does laughter.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

A good person dyes events with his own color...and turns whatever happens to his own benefit.

Don't ruin a good today thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.

Do not strive for comfort or to be good. Strive only to be free and true.

To be creative means to be in love with life.

Life is a mystery to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.

I can alter my life by altering my attitude. He who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.

As it is with a play, so it is with life - what matters is not how long the acting lasts, but how good it is.

We are here to add to what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.

If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Nothing bad is permanent. Nothing good is permanent.

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.

If you're overly worried about looking bad at something, then you'll never have to worry about being good at anything.

It's easy to be a hater. Go for the difficult task: Be a lover.

If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough.

You are this universe and you are creating it at every moment.

It's not about being better than others. You're not interested in defeating people. That's not your aim. Your aim is to be a better version of yourself and inspire others to be a better version of themselves.

When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass. Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer.

For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.

Nothing is of love if it is not done through love.

Love needs two things: it has to be rooted in freedom and it has to know the art of trust.

Rather than thinking how to get love, start giving. If you give, you get. Everybody is interested in getting and nobody seems to enjoy giving. Love is not a business, so stop being businesslike.

Love is not dependent on the object, but is a radiation of your subjectivity - a radiation of your soul.

Love makes you feel needed, and to be needed is the greatest need.

Love is not a relationship between two persons. It is a state of mind within yourself. If you are loving, you are loving to everybody.

Perfect people aren't real and real people aren't perfect.

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.

I'm wary of people who insist on trying to make other people feel bad about themselves. The more I look around me and within me the more I notice that those who feel best about themselves have the greatest capacity to feel good about others.

Pay bad people with your goodness; fight their hatred with your kindness. Even if you do not achieve victory over other people, you will conquer yourself.

When you are independent of the good or bad opinions of others, you stand strong in your own divine power.

The secret to life is simple. Be good to people. Treat them with kindness. Listen. Be open.

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

No one will work for your success as much as you will.

You'll never know how good of a musician you could have been. You'll never know how good of a painter you could have been. You'll never know how good of a writer you could have been. If you don't give yourself the chance.

There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.

In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they're about brains, but in the future they'll be about the heart.

Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.

Good decisions don't ensure success, but bad ones almost always ensure failure.

You can't ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.

You get paid linearly for analyzing and solving problems. You get paid non-linearly for spotting and siezing opportunities.

To get what you want, deserve what you want. Trust, success, and admiration are earned.

Victory awaits him who has everything in order - luck people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.

My only measure of success is how much time you have to kill.

The human brain doesn't learn through consumption. It learns through creation.

There are only two options: a) make progress b) invent excuses.

Doing the right things when you are feeling good is easy. Doing the right things when you are not feeling it separates the winners from the losers.

There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.

Get really good at something. That's your real security.

If good happens, good; if bad happens, good.

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive but it is lightning that does the work.

There is no such thing as a good tax.

Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline.

I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage.

Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.

Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world.

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.