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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
Abbé Pierre
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The best is the enemy of good.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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All that is mine I carry with me.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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It is through good education that all the good in the world arises.”
Immanuel Kant
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Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.”
Mark Twain
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To do good needs no consideration.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Iphigenia in Tauris
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To love is to will the good of the other.”
Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica
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There is nothing so beautiful and legitimate as to play the man well and properly.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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While you live, while it is in your power, be good.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
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In this world we must be a little too good to be good enough.”
Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux - The Game of Love and Chance
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Then donʼt conclude that what is not beautiful is ugly or what is not good is bad.”
Plato - Symposium
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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How wise must one be to be always kind.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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It is a thousand times easier to do good than to do it well.”
Charles de Montesquieu - The Spirit of the Laws
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The law of progress holds that everything now must be better than what was there before. Don’t you see if you want something better, and better, and better, you lose the good. The good is no longer even being measured.”
Hannah Arendt
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Beauty is the harmony of chance and the good.”
Simone Weil
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Of all the sciences needful for men, the chief one is the knowledge of how to live, doing as little harm as possible; and of all arts, the most important is that which teaches how to avoid evil, and how to produce good with the least violence.”
Leo Tolstoy
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Good is not something to contemplate; it is something to be done.”
André Comte-Sponville - A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues
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Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.”
Anatole France
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Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.”
Salvador Dalí
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Men are not only prone to forget benefits and injuries; they even hate those who have obliged them, and cease to hate those who have injured them. The necessity of revenging an injury or of recompensing a benefit seems a slavery to which they are unwilling to submit. ”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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The good is the beautiful.”
Plato
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The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.”
Plato
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