Good Quotes

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better that at Christmas, when its might Founder was a child Himself.

Charles Dickens

Just as tall trees are known by their shadows, so are good men known by their enemies.

Chinese Proverbs

You can live, provided you live; that is, you can live for ever, provided you live a good life.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The one and only test of a valid religious idea, doctrinal statement, spiritual experience, or devotional practice was that it must lead directly to practical compassion. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express this sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology. Compassion was the litmus test for the prophets of Israel, for the rabbis of the Talmud, for Jesus, for Paul, and for Muhammad, not to mention Confucius, Lao-tsu, the Buddha, or the sages of the Upanishads.

Karen Armstrong

Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy, on the hearts of thousands you come in contact with year by year; you will never be forgotten. No, your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven

Thomas Chalmers

One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace.

Aristophanes

Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad and indifferent. The art is to arrive at a good solution. This is a creative activity, involving imagination, intuition and deliberate choice.

Ove Arup

A theory is only as good as its assumptions. If the premises are false, the theory has no real scientific value. The only scientific criterion for judging the validity of a scientific theory is a confrontation with the data of experience.

Maurice Flix Charles Allais

Justice also has four aspects depth of understanding, profoundeness of knowledge, fairness of judgement and dearness of mind; because whoever tries his best to under- stand a problem will have to study it, whoever has the practice of studying the subject he is to deal with, will develop a clear mind and will always come to correct decisions, whoever tries to achieve all this will have to develop ample patience and forbearance and whoever has done this has done justice to the cause of religion and has led a life of good repute and fame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Be good and you will be lonely.

Mark Twain

Service rivalry leads to service pride, which is good for building morale and esprit.

Anthony Zinni

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.

George Bernard Shaw

Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people

Proverbs 11:3

The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.

Umberto Eco

They are damn good projects - excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there - God damn it!

Harry Hopkins

For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended.

Euripides

I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.

George Mason

But all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.

Anne Bront

This is a good plan for life in general. If you have two choices, choose the harder.

Paul Graham

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that is good taste.

Lucille Dsire Ball

In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, good will.

Edward Marsh

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