Good Morning Vietnam Quotes

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

He that canít endure the bad will not live to see the good.

Yiddish Proverb

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

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

Unknown

The best defense is a good offence

Proverb

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

It is a right, yes a duty, to search in cautious manner for the numbers, sizes, and weights, the norms for everything [God] has created. For He himself has let man take part in the knowledge of these things ... For these secrets are not of the kind whose research should be forbidden; rather they are set before our eyes like a mirror so that by examining them we observe to some extent the goodness and wisdom of the Creator.

Johannes Kepler

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

About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

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

The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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