Good People Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old good people quotes, good people sayings, and good people proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.     

Derek Jeter

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.     

Helen Keller

It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people.     

Mark Harmon

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.     

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.     

Criss Jami

They say that some people come in our life as blessings and others as lessons, but to be specific and precise only simple and humble people with the utmost simplicity in their lives only come as blessings in a person's life.     

Anuj Somany

The point is not that I don't recognise bad people when I see them I grant you I may quite well be taken in by them the point is that I know a good person when I see one.     

Enid Blyton

There is no such thing as a people who are all wicked or even all good. Everyone chooses. But even they, even they looked at people and saw only tools. No one is a cup for another to drink from.     

Catherynne M. Valente

Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light.     


Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn't mean they are bad people, it means they're human.     


Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.     

Miguel de Cervantes

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.     

Abraham Joshua Heschel

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.     

Harold Kushner

The greatest pleasure I have known is to do a good action by stealth and to have it found out by accident.     

Charles Lamb

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.     

Ken Keyes Jr.

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.     

Francis Bacon

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.     

Amelia Earhart

No person is wholly bad who is kind to any living thing.     

Lewis F. Korns

How much easier it is to act kindly and naturally to our fellow men, and even to the domestic, useful and faithful animals about us, than to effect a rude and boisterous demeanor, which is sure not only to make others despise us, but on reflection to cause us to despise ourselves.     

Nicias Ballard Cooksey

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?     

J. M. Barrie

Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them.     

Lawrence G. Lovasik

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.     

George Sand

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.     

Rabindranath Tagore

Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world.     

Lawrence G. Lovasik

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.     

Desmond Tutu

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.     

Dave Barry

You taught me to be nice, so nice that now I am so full of niceness, I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion.     

Garrison Keillor

It's not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.     

Addison Walker

We've got to learn hard things in our lifetime, but it's love that gives you the strength. It's being nice to people and having a lot of fun and laughing harder than anything, hopefully every single day of your life.     

Drew Barrymore

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.     

Bill Vaughan

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve     

Joseph Joubert

It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.     

John Davidson

You can only really understand good if you have bad, so the idea of heaven or anything that happens for eternity, even if it's nice, I can't imagine it being nice forever. Even the idea of forever is kind of ridiculous, which is unfortunate because it's kind of a nice thing to say, you know.     

Conor Oberst

We rise by lifting others.     

Robert Ingersoll

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.     

Saint Teresa of Ávila

Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.     

Kevin Heath

Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.     

William J.H. Boetcker

Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words.     

Robert J. Furey

Be humble, for you are made of earth, be noble, for you are made of stars     

Serbian Proverb

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.     

Mark Twain

The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance.     

Pablo Casals

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.     


The best portion of a good man's life: His little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.     

William Wordsworth

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you're already in heaven now.     

Jack Kerouac

Being too nice gets you used and being too mean pushes people away. You should be nice but you should also put your foot down if you have to.     

Sonya Parker

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.     

Charles H. Spurgeon

Being a Nice Guy, doesn't mean you are a push over. It also doesn't mean you are easy to manipulate or take advantage of. No, being a Nice Guy simply means you care, have no time to get mad at the small stuff, and you think of the world in larger terms than self. And despite living in the shadow of the bad guys and paying for mistakes you didn't make, you hold on sometimes more than you should, but when you can no longer, you move on because it's the right thing to do.     

Eugene Nathaniel Butler

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you not because they are nice, but because you are.