79+ Best Good Man Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Profoundly inspirational good man quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Good Man Quotes

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. Theodore Roosevelt

A good boyfriend can’t fix all of your problems, but he can promise you that you won’t have to face them alone.

I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher. William Butler Yeats

A good man will want you to shine. He wants you to be your amazing self. A good man loves to show off his happy, intelligent, amazing, powerful woman. Anastasia Netri

A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. Confucius

A man does what he must in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures and that is the basis of all human morality. President John F. Kenned

Live your life in such a way that you neither hide nor have a wish to display your life to people. Leo Tolstoy

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. Fyodor Dostoevsky

A wise man becomes free when he is ready to die at any moment. Diogenes

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. Sallust

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden

Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic: you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner. Jerry Seinfeld

A gentleman will open doors, pull out chairs, and carry things. Not because she’s helpless or unable, but because he wants to show her that she is valuable and worthy of respect. Charles J. Orlando

Man is a genius when he is dreaming. Akira Kurosawa

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine

You aren’t nervous about the performance, you’re nervous about the results. James Pierce

A man must at times be hard as nails willing to face up to the truth about himself. But he must also be tender. No weapon will breach the armor of a woman’s resentment like tenderness. Elisabeth Elliot

Good men are not those who now and then do a good act, but men who join one good act to another. Henry Ward Beecher

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. Brandon Sanderson

Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right? Epictetus

So, being a good man is not an exam or a qualification, it changes, and it incorporates being a good friend, a good father, a good employee, a good boss, a good neighbor, and a good citizen. A.A. Gill

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.  Mark Twain

We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause. William James

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. John Dewey

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Samuel Johnson

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable. Seneca the Younger

The first step to be a good man is this: You must deeply feel the burden of the stones some else is carrying. Mehmet Murat İldan

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risks everything. Plutarch

I’m a good man, and I’m gonna become a better man. Chance The Rapper

A good man with a good conscience doesn’t walk so fast. Georg Buchner

It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune. Sophocles

I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other gentleman stuff is a chess game, especially these days. Anna Kendrick

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. Dale Carnegie

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. Oscar Wilde

Being a good man is something you do, not something you are. Luvvie Ajayi

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. Henri Frederic Amiel

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. Gautama Buddha

Life is a prop. Look at life like a giant television set. Everything you see in front of you is a conversation. Everything. David Wygant

A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world. Marilyn Monroe

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James

There is nothing noble being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Rikki Rogers

It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man. Publilius Syrus

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. Sallust

A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others, but presses unswervingly on towards his mark. Marcus Aurelius

Every good man progressively becomes God. To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself, are expressions that are synonymous. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. Bob Marley

Trying to learn to be a good man is like learning to play tennis against a wall. You are only a good man a competent, capable, interesting and lovable man when you’re doing it for, or with, other people. A. A. Gill

You can’t measure manhood with a tape line around his biceps. Billy Sunday

The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures. John Woolman

In the face of inhumanity, a good man reacts, but a great one acts. James Rollins

A good man, though he will value his own countrymen, yet will think as highly of the worthy men of every nation under the sun. Samuel Richardson

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. John Ruskin

A good man will find that there is goodness in the world; an honest man will find that there is honesty in the world; and a man of principle will find principle and integrity in the hearts of others. Albert Pike

A great man is always willing to be little. Ralph Waldo Emerson

To a good man, God gives not only wisdom and knowledge, but joy. Matthew Henry

It takes a great man to be a good listener. Calvin Coolidge

Just because you are a nice guy, doesn’t mean you are a good man. Zyanya Torres

Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it. Christian Nestell Bovee

Nice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they are running a different race. Ken Blanchard

The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself. Walter Scott

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. Brandon Sanderson

Nice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they are running a different race. Ken Blanchard

The good news is that you can live that good life. The good life is the happy life. To live this good life, be happy! A truly happy man is a good man. Ogwo David Emenike

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. George Bernard Shaw

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. Fyodor Dostoevsky

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle

As a general rule, it pays to be confident, helpful and nice. Colin Wright

The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them. Thomas More

Don’t hide your scars, they make you who you are. Frank Sinatra

It is the property of a great and good mind to covet, not the fruit of good deeds, but good deeds themselves, and to seek for a good man even after having met with bad men. Seneca the Younger

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude. Ralph Marston

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