Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.

Good Man

A good man is better than anything else.Sri Lankan.

A good man is no more to be feared than a sheep.

A good man should rather his virtuous actions went unrewarded than his bad ones unpunished.

A good man will as soon run into a fire as a quarrel.

A good man will requite a gift, an ill man will ask for more.

A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but when old and past service.Plutarch.

A good man’s pedigree is little hunted up.Spanish.

Examine not the pedigree, nor the patrimony of a good man.

Good men are a public good.

Good men but see death, the wicked taste it.Ben Jonson.

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.

Good men want the laws only for their defence.

He’s a good man, whom fortune makes better.

It is a sign of a good man, if he grow better by commendation.

It is the property of a good man to do great and good things, though he risk everything by it.Metillus.

Make much of one, good men are scarce.

The good are better made by ill,
As odors crushed, are sweeter still.S. Rogers.

The good man is always rich.Maxim of the Stoics.

The good man is the last who knows what is amiss at home.

The good man will avoid the spot of any sin.Ben Jonson.