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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
All good is the better for being diffusive.  1
And learn the luxury of doing good.  Goldsmith.  2
Be good and refrain not to do good.  3
Be good in your office, you’ll keep the longer on.  4
Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame.  Pope.  5
For he that once is good is ever great.  Ben Jonson.  6
Good and bad make up a city.  Portuguese.  7
Good and quickly seldom meet.  8
Good at a distance is better than evil at hand.  9
Good comes to better and better to bad.  French.  10
Good for good is natural, good for evil is manly.  Turkish.  11
Good is good but better carrieth it.  12
Good never comes too often.  Danish.  13
Good the more communicated more abundant grows.  Milton.  14
Good that comes too late is good as nothing.  15
Good though long stayed for is good.  16
Great and good are seldom the same.  17
Gude fowk are scarce, take care of ane.  18
He begins to grow bad who believes himself good.  Italian.  19
He cannot be good that knows not why he is good.  20
He is not good himself who speaks well of everybody alike.  21
He knows best what good is who has endured evil.  22
He that does good shall find good, he that does evil shall find evil.  Turkish.  23
He that hath plenty of good shall have more, he that hath but little shall have less.  24
He that helps the evil hurts the good.  Socrates.  25
He that returns good for evil obtains the victory.  26
How few know their own good, or knowing it pursue.  Juvenal.  27
If they say you are good, ask yourself if it be true.  28
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.  Cicero.  29
In avoiding that which is evil I have found that which is good.  Latin.  30
It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.  Cicero.  31
It is good if it were but caught.  32
Men resemble the gods in nothing so much as in doing good to their fellow creatures.  Cicero.  33
No man is good unless others are made better by him.  Welsh.  34
None can be good too soon.  35
Out of a great evil comes a great good.  Italian.  36
So good that he is good for nothing.  Italian.  37
Some good, some bad as sheep come to the fold.  38
That’s my good that does me good.  39
The good are joyful in the midst of poverty, but the wicked are sad in great riches.  40
The good for virtue’s sake abhor to sin.  Creech.  41
The good fear no law; it is his safety and the bad man’s awe.  Massinger.  42
The good or evil we confer on others often recoils on ourselves.  Fielding.  43
The good palliate no bad action.  44
The good that is done to bad men is as often productive of injury as the milk which is given to a snake is converted into poison.  Modern Greek.  45
The good you do is not lost though you forget it.  46
There are good and bad everywhere.  Italian.  47
There is none that doeth good, no not one.  Bible.  48
There is not the thickness of a sixpence between good and evil.  49
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.  Shakespeare.  50
They are aye gude that are far awa’.  51
Though good be good, better is better (or better carries it).  52
What is good is never too abundant.  Don Quixote.  53
What is good is difficult.  Plato.  54
Where there is no good within, no good comes out.  Dutch.  55
Worldly good is ebb and flood.  Dutch.  56

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