Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Contributed by: Zaady
So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)
It is not a lucky word, this name impossible; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue (aka areté) every day...for the unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates (469 - 399 BC)
Source: The Apology
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Philosophy is good advice, and no one gives good advice at the top of his lungs.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness.
You have to persevere and fortify your pertinacity until the will to good becomes a disposition to good.
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