Good Quotes

Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.

Aaron Sorkin

The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one... If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.

William Faulkner

Good conscience is sometimes sold for money, but never bought with it.

James H. Aughey

A good conscience is the best looking-glass of heaven.

Ralph Cudworth

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
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