good quotes

“We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.”

“Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.”

“There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.”

“Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being. ”

“No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.”

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

“Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.”

“Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.”

“It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.”

“We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.”

“Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. ”

“Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?”

“There are heroes in evil as well as in good.”

“Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. ”

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

“That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least urging of self-interest.”

“We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us. ”

“The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.”

“There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.”

“Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us.”

“The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.”

“I feel good because I believe I have made progress in rebuilding the people's trust in their government.”

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

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

“It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.”

“To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.”

“The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.”

“There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.”

“War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.”

“It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.”