You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good ideaEarl Nightingale
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
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
For as laws are necessary that good manners be preserved, so there is need of good manners that law may be maintainedNiccolo 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 sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.H. Jackson Brown, Jr.