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Painters should remember that the eye, as a general rule, is a good, simple, credulous organ very ready to take things on trust if it be told them with any confidence of assertion.

Samuel Butler

The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.

Samuel Butler

Many, if not most, good ideas die young mainly from neglect on the part of the parents, but sometimes from over-fondness. Once well started, an opinion had better be left to shift for itself.

Samuel Butler

Every writer has an ideal reader, I thought, and it was just my good luck that mine wanted to sleep with me.

Michael Chabon

Having lots of ideas doesn't mean you're clever, any more than having lots of soldiers means you're a good general.

Nicolas Chamfort

The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.

Thomas Carlyle

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.

John Wesley

What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite.

Thomas Carlyle

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.

Thomas Carlyle

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

Andrew Carnegie

Doctors! You know yourself, without the help of any doctors that your case has no foundation! I care not a straw for your Doctors! For every Doctor and Lawyer that upholds your case I could find a thousand that would find our marriage good and valid!

Catherine of Aragon

Do not expect good from another's death.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness its opposite never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

War and good health are incompatible. There's no way we can go [eradicate diseases] into an area that is at war.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone

Many a man isn't as good as his woman, but I never knew a husband who was better than his wife.

Orson Scott Card

We run, not only because we think it is doing us good, but ... because it helps us to do other things better.

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister

Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.

Martin Andersen-Nex÷

The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.

John Caldwell Calhoun

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough that we should try again.

Julia Cameron

I'd like to be remembered for being a good, kind, loving, gentle man who attempted to live wisely, and who cared a lot.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.

Cesare Pavese

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