Selected Quotes about Good

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world. -- Henry Brooks Adam

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. -- Jane Addams

Really do a job and do it well. -- Mukesh Ambani

When something has to be done, do it! In France we are full of good ideas, but we rarely put them into practice. -- Bernard Arnault

People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. -- Mary Kay Ash

I think that having good data, good statistics—and the United States generally has better macroeconomic statistics than most countries—and having good economists to interpret those data and present the policy alternatives, has a substantially beneficial effect on policymaking in the United States. -- Ben Bernanke

Good ideas will always get funded, so that's not going to be a problem. But you will see that it will be harder and harder for bad ideas to get funded. -- Jeff Bezos

Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil. -- Michael Bloomberg

If I'm setting up a new business I’ll spend three or four months learning everything there is about that business, everything there is about that subject and then I will find good people to run it on a day-to-day basis, but whilst they’re running it at least I know what they’re talking about when they come back to me. -- Richard Branson

The brand is only as good as your products, so.. if people have a good experience on Virgin Atlantic or if they have a good experience on Virgin trains or.. if they have a Virgin mobile phone and they can get straight through to our people and they’re well looked after and then they’ll try the next product that we launch. -- Richard Branson

Whenever I see people getting a bad deal I want to step in and do something about it. Of course, this is not pure altruism - there's a profit to be made too. -- Richard Branson

As for “Don’t be evil,” we have tried to define precisely what it means to be a force for good—always do the right, ethical thing. Ultimately, “Don’t be evil” seems the easiest way to summarize it. -- Sergey Brin

It’s not enough not to be evil. We also actively try to be good. -- Sergey Brin

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke

We don’t need to complicate all the “reasons” behind our emotions. It’s much simpler than that. Two categories .. good feelings, bad feelings. -- Rhonda Byrne

When you realize your potential to feel good, you will ask no one to be different in order for you to feel good. -- Rhonda Byrne

You must have a good time meeting people if you expect them to have a good time meeting you. -- Dale Carnegie

Often we are so concerned with what makes us feel good that we forget what makes us great. -- Chin-Ning Chu

You feel the intense desire to do good, to do right thing. At this stage, you also feel helpless. -- Chin-Ning Chu

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. -- Cicero

He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. -- Confucius

There will be no good business unless the majority comes to agree that we should demand more from business than large quarterly returns. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Whatever the composition of a firm, if it is to do good business it should be a place where everyone is encouraged to progress toward complexity- or at the very least a place that does not make it more difficult to achieve personal growth. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Often we don't have a good notion of what our talents are, because we have never had a chance to try them out. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers. -- Michael Dell

If you have to go through life being unhappy to conform to society around you, that's not a very good deal. -- Michael Dell

I remember when I used to sit on hospital beds and hold people's hands, people used to be shocked because they'd never seen this before. To me it was quite normal. -- Princess Diana

Charity begins at home and justice begins next door. -- Charles Dickens

To the youngsters of today, I say "Believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity." Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to make good at anything. -- Walt Disney

Don't take on things you don't believe in and that you yourself are not good at. Learn to say no. Effective leaders match the objective needs of their company with the subjective competencies. As a result, they get an enormous amount of things done fast. -- Peter Drucker

The best plan is only good intentions unless it degenerates into work. -- Peter Drucker

Effective organizations put people in jobs in which they can do the most good. They place people -- and allow people to place themselves -- according to their strengths. -- Peter Drucker

What we are good at comes easy, and we believe that unless it comes hard, it can't be very good. -- Peter Drucker

When you are saying you want to feel good, what you really are saying is you want to feel God: I want my thoughts to be the same as the source from which I emanated. -- Wayne Dyer

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. -- Anne Frank

A company needs to have good business reflexes, to be able to marshal its forces in a crisis or in response to any unplanned event. -- Bill Gates

The leader needs to create an environment in which people can analyze the situation and develop a good response. -- Bill Gates

Convert bad news to good news. -- Bill Gates

All I have to do is be the best Al I can be, because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and, doggone it, people like me. -- Al Gore

I don't believe any of us have the pretension of believing that by being very good analysts, or by going through very elaborate computations, we can be pretty sure of the correctness of our results. -- Ben Graham

I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University. -- Alan Greenspan

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. -- Alan Greenspan

Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest," but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is. -- Sydney J. Harris

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. -- Vaclav Havel

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil. -- Benjamin Haydon

But goodness alone is never enough. A hard cold wisdom is required, too, for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom invariably accomplishes evil. -- Robert Heinlein

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable. -- Matthew Henry

Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the proper environment, they will do so. -- William Hewlett

Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one. -- Elbert Hubbard

The goods of this world are originally meant for all. The right to private property is valid and necessary, but it does not nullify the value of this principle. Private property, in fact, is under a social mortgage. -- Pope John Paul II

[T]he true is only the expedient in the way of our thinking, just as the right is only the expedient in the way of our thinking. -- William James

The good music companies do an amazing thing. They have people who can pick the person that's gonna be successful out of 5,000 candidates. And there's not enough information to do that -- it's an intuitive process. -- Steve Jobs

I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. -- Carl Jung

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees. -- Ingvar Kamprad

If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility. -- Paul Keating

In the end it's the big picture which changes nations and whatever our opponents may say, Australia's changed inexorably for good, for the better. -- Paul Keating

Being prepared for a job is a good idea for the short term, but it is not enough for the long term. -- Robert Kiyosaki

The good news is that it doesn't cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free. -- Robert Kiyosaki

Once a person gains experience and a good reputation, it takes less and less money to create bigger and bigger investments. -- Robert Kiyosaki

My job is to listen to ideas, maybe cook up a few of my own, and make decisions based on what's good for the shareholders and for the company. -- Phil Knight

You're only as good as the people you hire. -- Ray Kroc

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. -- Dalai Lama

We're (also) looking for a good people person who is able to motivate others and get strong performances out of people. -- Kenneth Lay

You only need a few good stocks in your lifetime. I mean how many times do you need a stock to go up ten-fold to make a lot of money? Not a lot. -- Peter Lynch

In this business if you're good, you're right six times out of ten. You're never going to be right nine times out of ten. -- Peter Lynch

In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. -- H. L. Mencken

Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. -- Paul Newman

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. -- Alex Noble

We believe people are basically good. We believe everyone has something to contribute. We encourage you to treat others the way that you want to be treated. -- Pierre Omidyar

The truth is that you are nothing more than the custodian of your inner and outer wealth while you are on this planet. All you have to decide is what kind of custodian do you want to be? Do you want to be a good custodian of your inner and outer wealth? Or a bad custodian? -- Suze Orman

The good news is there's no devil. The bad news is there's no heaven. There's nothing. -- Kerry Packer

We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served—as shareholders and in all other ways—by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and is broadly shared within the company. -- Larry Page

Don't be evil- apparently people like it better than “Be good”. -- Larry Page

The “Be good” concept also comes up when we design our products. We want them to have positive social effects. -- Larry Page

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. -- Thomas Paine

Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. Things refuse to be mismanaged long. -- Theodore Parker

To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals. -- William Penn

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. -- Plato

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. -- Alexander Pope

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. -- John Rockefeller

A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship. -- John Rockefeller

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. -- John Rockefeller

Quite apart from anything else, my experience is trying to change things for the better makes you feel better, healthier. Humans are communicative animals: when you do good in a community, the benefits eventually get back to you. -- Anita Roddick

We would like to believe that we are not in the business of surviving but in being good, and we do not like to admit to ourselves that we are good in order to survive. -- Dorothy Rowe

Taking a hard-nosed approach to your money is all well and good, but there are times when heart tends to rule over the mind. -- Annette Sampson

Even now, word of mouth is still often the best recommendation for finding good adviser. -- Annette Sampson

Myth: What was good for my parents is good for me. Wrong- unless your name is Lachlan Murdoch or James Packer. -- Annette Sampson

Good questions outrank easy answers. -- Paul Samuelson

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it. -- Albert Schweitzer

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. -- William Shakespeare

I am in good shape, and can rise to the opportunities and challenges of our times, and I embrace each project with enthusiasm. -- Li Ka Shing

As a society we can't live without moral considerations. We do have to protect the public good. And markets are not designed to do that, so we need a political process. -- George Soros

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

I'm always on the lookout for those good, simple solutions to everyday problems. -- Martha Stewart

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again. -- David Suzuki

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. -- Mother Teresa

I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. -- Donald Trump

Most people who do have the instincts will never recognize that they do, because they don't have the courage or the good fortune to discover their potential. -- Donald Trump

Good people equals good management and good management equals good people. -- Donald Trump

Looking good is the best revenge. -- Ivana Trump

The world and life have been mighty good to me. And I want to put something back. -- Ted Turner

War has been good to me from a financial standpoint but I don't want to make money that way. I don't want blood money. -- Ted Turner

In this world everything changes except good deeds and bad deeds; these follow you as the shadow follows the body. -- Unknown

You hang around with good people, you play a lot of golf, and you have a pretty good life. That's what success is all about. It's getting people you like, who want to take the hill with you, who want to win, who have the passion. This is not rocket science. -- Jack Welch

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. -- John Wesley

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. -- Oprah Winfrey

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. -- Mary Wollstonecraft

I think there are plenty of good people in America, but there are also plenty of bad people in America and the bad ones are the ones who seem to have all the power and be in these positions to block things that you and I need. -- Malcolm X

Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. -- Zig Ziglar

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