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.
To seek the highest good is to live well.
I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass.
People are always telling me that change is good. But all that means is that something you didn't want to happen has happened.
What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn, though, that's the good part.
What you're paying for is technique. And the opportunity to look truly wicked. Isn't it worth it as long as you look wicked and feel good?
I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty. Some of the cops were even friends of ours. But a cop can go both ways.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good; and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past.
Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
A merry heart doeth good like medicine.
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
In the realm of spirit, seek clarity; in the material world, seek utility.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.