84+ Best Good Man Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Good Man Quotes

A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it. — Brigham Young

The preternatural solemnity of a good many of the professionally religious is to me a point against them. — Alfred North Whitehead

I’m not interested in a good man’s life. I’m interested in contradiction. — Cillian Murphy

Bad ballplayers make good managers, not the other way around. All I can do is help them be as good as they are. — Earl Weaver

I’m interested in all things that Donald Trump does. I’ve known him since 1980. He’s a good man. — Gary Busey

I never thought I was a very good manager. — Barry Diller

‘T is impious in a good man to be sad. — Edward Young

A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains. — Maxim Gorky

States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad. — Antisthenes

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

Being asked where in Greece he saw good men , he replied, ‘Good men nowhere, but good boys at Sparta. — Diogenes

It just takes a pebble to bring down a good man. — Ben Harper

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times. — Ben Jonson

Of course it’s not enough to be a good man to be an effective ruler and it never has been. — George R. R. Martin

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. — Niccolo Machiavelli

A good many of the special words of business seem designed more to express the user’s dreams than to express a precise meaning. — E. B. White

I will say, just being here, God is good, man… — Derrick Rose

I wasn’t even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse. — Michael Bergin

Heaven prepares good men with crosses; but no ill can happen to a good man. — Ben Jonson

Which would be worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man? — Dennis Lehane

There were some things that only time could cure. Evil men could be destroyed, but nothing could be done with good men who were deluded. — Arthur C. Clarke

In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms. — James Weldon Johnson

Many a good man has been put under the bridge by a woman. — Charles Bukowski

Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best. — Chester W. Nimitz

What is a german? to say a man is a german, what is that? does it tell you if he is a good man? or a bad man? no, my friend, it tells you nothing about a man to say he is german. a man must think what he is inside. what he is on the outside, how can this matter? — Bryce Courtenay

A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous. — Graham Greene

You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad. — Johann Kaspar Lavater

Good men but see death, the wicked taste it. — Ben Jonson

Let come what comes, and accommodate yourself to that, whatever it is. If good mental images arise, that is fine. If bad mental images arise, that is fine, too. Look on all of it as equal, and make yourself comfortable with whatever happens. — Henepola Gunaratana

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

I got even with all the bad management I had by being a good manager — Victoria Principal

You’re a good man, Charlie Brown. — Charles M. Schulz

For it is characteristic of true simplicity that there may radiate from its utmost directness a good many glinting things. — Christopher Ricks

How good and thoughtful he is; the world seems full of good men–even if there are monsters in it. — Bram Stoker

I majored in Chinese Studies. I’m probably the only director of chicken Indian zombie movies who can speak pretty good Mandarin. — Lloyd Kaufman

I feel grateful because I have a lot of love in my life. I found the person I’m sharing my life with. I have a good man. — Gisele Bundchen

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. — John Milton

I am not a very good man, Effie, but I think that I am a better one than you have given me credit for being. — Arthur Conan Doyle

The natural desire of good men is knowledge. — Leonardo da Vinci

If there is not Hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses. — Billy Sunday

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance. — Alanis Morissette

The passions of a revolution are apt to hurry even good men into excesses. — Alexander Hamilton

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power. — Theodor Adorno

It really is true that an orator is simply a good man who speaks well. — George McGovern

A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men. — Patrick Kavanagh

It is well if the good man himself does not feel his devotions a little clouded, those foggy sensuous steams mingling with and polluting the pure altar surface. — Charles Lamb

If a thing is right it can be done, and if it is wrong it can be done without; and a good man will find a way. — Anna Sewell

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world. — Henry Adams

There are a good many pious people who are as careful of their religion as of their best service of china, only using it on holy occasions, for fear it should get chipped or flawed in working-day wear. — Douglas William Jerrold

God makes all things good; Man meddles with ’em and they become evil. — Aphra Behn

War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always. — Sophocles

Good managements produce a good average market price, and bad managements produce bad market prices. — Benjamin Graham

Good men nowhere, but good boys at Sparta. — Diogenes

One good man, one good man, it ain’t much – it’s only everything. — Deborah Kerr

My style is to keep folks in place who are good managers and want to win. — Tom Hicks

The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad. — Samuel Richardson

I count it a high honor to belong to a profession in which the good men write every paragraph, every sentence, every line, as lovingly as any Addison or Steele, and do so in full regard that by tomorrow it will have been burned, or used, if at all, to line a shelf. — Alexander Woollcott

No evil can happen to a good man either in life or after death. — Plato

The life of a good man is a continual prayer. — Charlotte Lennox

Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no better proof of a man’s being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions. — Samuel Richardson

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

Good men study to spiritualize their bodies; bad men to incarnate their souls. — Benjamin Whichcote

As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see what’s going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business. — Peter Shilton

Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean. — William Wilberforce

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

A good man should and must Sit rather down with loss than rise unjust. — Ben Jonson

When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning. — Gerrit Smith

I want to be a good creature for reasons beyond sharing a life with a good man. — Chris Adrian

The word ‘good’ has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

A good man’s life is all of a piece. — Benjamin Whichcote

The love of wine is a good man’s failing. — Aristophanes

A good man will avoid the spot of any sin. The very aspersion is grievous, which makes him choose his way in his life, as he would in his journey. — Ben Jonson

The applause of all but very good men is no more than the precise measure of their possible hostility. — Alec Guinness

There’s a good many pictures I’d like to make; we’ll see how many I’ll be allowed to make — Terrence Malick

Just avoid things like racing trains to the crossing, doing cocaine, etc. Develop good mental habits. — Charlie Munger

Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins. — Frank Dane

I know how important good mental health care can be because I personally benefited from it. — Tipper Gore

To seek to keep the established constitution unchanged argues a good citizen and a good man. — Augustus

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle. — Huey Long

Where, where for shelter shall the guilty fly, When consternation turns the good man pale? — Edward Young

Life must go on, Though good men die. — Edna St. Vincent Millay

If men will impartially, and not asquint, look toward the offices and function of a poet, they will easily conclude to themselves the impossibility of any man’s being a good poet without first being a good man. — Ben Jonson

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