Good Quotes

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Robert Burton

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

Francis Bacon

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.

Jonathan Swift

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

For as laws are necessary that good manners be preserved, so there is need of good manners that law may be maintained

Niccolo Machiavelli

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

Robert A. Heinlein

Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass

Sir John Vanbrugh

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

Gustave Flaubert

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.


They are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.

Oscar Wilde

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.


When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The life of Zen begins, therefore, in a disillusion with the pursuit of goals which do not really exist the good without the bad, the gratification of a self which is no more than an idea, and the morrow which never comes.

Alan Watts

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.

Thomas Kempis
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