It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought, if possible, to forgive, but at all events to forget at once.
Some say economics has all kinds of good tools and techniques, but it has an absence of interesting problems. I look around the world, and I see all kinds of interesting, important problems we ought to solve with the tools we have.
One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.
No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
In every seed of good there is always a piece of bad.
We need to learn… how war brutalises and degrades winners and losers alike and what happens to us when, having heedlessly waged war for no good reason, we are encouraged to inflate and demonise our enemies in order to justify that war’s indefinite continuance.
The iambic pentameter owes its pre-eminence in English poetry to its genius for variation. Good blank verse does not sound like a series of identically measured lines. It sounds like a series of subtle variations on the same theme.