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Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 9:32 PM EDT
Jun 28 2016

Ah, the gap between expectation and achievement is filled with the screams of good men, still falling.
-Reginald Hill

All good men are Anarchists.
-Elbert Hubbard

Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.
-John Dryden

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

Good men and bad men alike are capable of weakness. The difference is simply that a bad man will be proud all his life of one good deed- while an honest man is hardly aware of his good acts, but remembers a single sin for years on end.
-Vasily Grossman

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 Bovee

Good men make good rhinoceroses, unfortunately.
-Eugene Ionesco

In our time all it takes for evil to flourish is for a few good men to be a little wrong and have a great deal of power, and for the vast majority of their fellow citizens to remain indifferent.
-William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.
-George Washington

It is much easier to make good men wise, than to make bad men good.
-Henry Fielding

It's always the good men who do the most harm in the world.
-Henry Adams

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

Now is the time for all good men to come to.
-Walt Kelly

Praise makes good men better and bad men worse.
-Thomas Fuller

Probably all laws are useless; for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them.

Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty?
-Patrick Henry

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

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

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

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
-Hunter S. Thompson

What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.
-Brendan Behan

When good men die their goodness does not perish,
But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,
All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

With bronze as a mirror, one can correct one's apperance; with history as a mirror, one can understand the rise and fall of a state; with good men as a mirror, one can distinguish right from wrong.
-Li Shimin

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