Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
The quality of the Lord's church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil.
Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood,The source of evil one, and one of good; From thence the cup of mortal man he fills,Blessings to these, to those distributes ills;To most he mingles both.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things to them unwillingly.
No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest good.
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.
A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth.
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.
There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
Comeback is a good word, man.
A ghost is someone who hasn't made it - in other words, who died, and they don't know they're dead. So they keep walking around and thinking that you're inhabiting their - let's say, their domain. So they're aggravated with you.
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.