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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  






Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.
Abbé Pierre  



Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.




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  






The best is the enemy of good.
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary  



The best is the enemy of good.




Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






All that is mine I carry with me.
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium  






It is through good education that all the good in the world arises.
Immanuel Kant  






Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain  






To do good needs no consideration.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Iphigenia in Tauris  






To love is to will the good of the other.
Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica  






There is nothing so beautiful and legitimate as to play the man well and properly.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations  






What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil  






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  






Then donʼt conclude that what is not beautiful is ugly or what is not good is bad.
Plato - Symposium  






How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice  



How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.




It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method  



It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.




Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom  






For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  






It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
Vincent Willem van Gogh - Letters to Theo  






If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.
Henry David Thoreau  






How wise must one be to be always kind.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  






Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods  






Man is neither good nor bad, he is born with instincts and aptitudes.
Honore de Balzac - La Comédie humaine  






We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.
Plato - Phaedrus  






It is a thousand times easier to do good than to do it well.
Charles de Montesquieu - The Spirit of the Laws  






Our actions are neither so good nor so evil as our impulses.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






The shortest way to fame is to become good.
Heraclitus of Ephesus  










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