As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
A hard man is good to find.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
You was a good man, and did good things.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
Dick Cheney said he was running again. He said his health was fine, 'I've got a doctor with me 24 hours a day.' Yeah, that's always the sign of a man in good health, isn't it?
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.
The good man is the teacher of the bad, And the bad is the material from which the good may learn. He who does not value the teacher, or greatly care for the material, is greatly deluded although he may be learned. Such is the essential mystery.
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
There's good and bad in everybody. I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he's learned to live with it. He's tried to protect his family from it.
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
I found the right man, got married, and just had to keep not reinventing myself, just deciding that it doesn't matter what you are if you are a good person.
An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband.
There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.