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Milton John 1608-1674

Paradise Lost

Fallen cherub, to be weak is miserable,

Doing or suffering: but of this be sure,

To do aught good never will be our task,

But ever to do ill our sole delight.

Milton John 1608-1674

Paradise Lost

And out of good still to find means of evil.

Milton John 1608-1674

The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.

Montaigne Michel de 1533-1592

There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

Mottoes and Slogans

(slogan, Democratic Party, 1952)

You never had it so good.

Nixon Richard 1913-1994

(farewell address)

This country needs good farmers, good businessmen, good plumbers, good carpenters.

Patmore Coventry 1823-1896

The Angel in the House

We love, Fool, for the good we do,

Not that which unto us is done!

Perkins Maxwell 1884-1947

Every good thing that comes is accompanied by trouble.

Proverbs and Sayings

German

Good things are not done in a hurry.

Proverbs and Sayings

Hottentot

Good is when I steal other people's wives and cattle; bad is when they steal mine.

Proverbs and Sayings

Jewish

Good men need no recommendation and bad men it wouldn't help.

Proverbs and Sayings

Medieval

A good man and a good citizen are not the same thing.

Publilius Syrus 1st century BC

Sententiae

He gives the poor man twice as much good who gives quickly.

Rogers Will 1879-1935

When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad things you did do - well, that's memoirs.

Ruskin John 1819-1900

No one can do me any good by loving me; I have more love than I need, or could do any good with; but people do me good by making me love them - which isn't easy.

Russell Bertrand 1872-1970

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

Russell Bertrand 1872-1970

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

Saki (Hector Hugh Monro) 1870-1916

Reginald

The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as good cooks go, she went.

Saroyan William 1908-1981

Every man in the world is better than someone else. And not as good as some one else.

Scoot C.P. 1846-1932

Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it.

Scott Sir Walter 1771-1832

Rob Roy

There's a gude time coming.

Shadwell Thomas 1642-1692

A True Widow

Every man loves what he is good at.

Shakespeare William 1564-1616

Hamlet

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Shakespeare William 1564-1616

Henry IV, Part 2

It was always yet the trick of our English nation, if they have a good thing, to make it too common.

Shakespeare William 1564-1616

Measure for Measure

The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good.

Shaw George Bernard 1856-1950

My only policy is to profess evil and do good.

Smith Stevie 1902-1971

A good time was had by all.

Socrates 469-399 BC

Plutarch, Moralia, „How a Young Man Ought to ..."

Bad men live to eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink in order to live.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr

If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

Southwell Robert c.1561-1595

„Loss in Delays"

Good is best when soonest wrought,

Lingered labours come to naught.

Spencer Herbert 1820-1903

Education

People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.

Tennyson Alfred Lord 1809-1892

„The Golden Year"

Ah! when shall all men's good

Be each man's rule, and universal peace

Lie like a shaft of light across the land?

Tennyson Alfred Lord 1809-1892

In Memoriam A.H.H.

Oh yet we trust that somehow good

Will be the final goal of ill.

Thackeray William Makepeace 1811-1863

Vanity Fair

I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.

Thomson James 1834-1882

„The City of Dreadful Night"

I find no hint throughout the universe

Of good or ill, of blessing or of curse;

I find alone Necessity Supreme.

Thoreau Henry David 1817-1862

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good for something.

Thoreau Henry David 1817-1862

If I knew ... that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.

Victoria Queen 1819-1901

(on being shown a chart of the line of succession)

I will be good.

West Mae 1892-1980

(attributed)

When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.

Whitman Walt 1819-1892

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

Wilde Oscar 1854-1900

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.

Wilde Oscar 1854-1900

The Importance of Being Earnest

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily.

That is what fiction means.

Wilde Oscar 1854-1900

Men become old, but they never become good.

Wordsworth Dame Elizabeth 1840-1932

„Good and Clever"

If all the good people were clever,

And all clever people were good,

The world would be nicer than ever

We thought that it possibly could.

Wordsworth William 1770-1850

„The Excursion"

The good die first,

And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust

Burn to the socket.

Work H.C. 1832-1884

„Wake Nicodemus"

There's a good time coming, it's almost here,

„Twas a long" long time on the way.

Yesenin Sergei 1895-1925

,,Pleasure's for the Bad"

It's always the good feel rotten.

Pleasure's for those who are bad.

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