Good Quotes

I'm all in favour of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.

Leo Szilard

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot.

Leo Durocher

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea

Earl Nightingale

You cannot be a good writer of serious fiction if you are not depressed

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

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
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