A good cat should have a good rat.
A good cause and a good tongue, yet money must carry it.
A good cause make a stout heart and a strong arm.
A good cause makes a stout heart and a strong arm.
A good character is better than a good fortune.
A good character when established should not be rested in as an end, but only employed as a means of doing still further good.
A good character, good habits, and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all the ill-luck that fools ever dreamed of.
A good child makes his parents proud, a bad one makes them ashamed of him.
A good companion shortens the longest road.
A good conscience fears no witnesses, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it; but if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness!
A good conscience is a choice companion.
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2, 3, 7 (1621)
A good conscience is a port which is landlocked on every side, where no winds can possibly invade. There a man may not only see his own image, but that of his Maker, clearly reflected from the undisturbed waters.
A good conscience is a safe/soft pillow.
A good conscience is never lawless in the worst regulated state, and will provide those laws for itself which the neglect of legislators had forgotten to supply.
A good conscience is the best divinity.
A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves a constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions that can possibly befall us.
A good conscience needs never sneak.
A good daughter makes a good daughter-in-law.
Yiddish] A guteh tochter iz a guteh shnur.
A good day will not mend him nor a bad day impair him.
A good day's wages for a good day's work.
A good death is far better and more eligible than an ill life.
A good deed is never lost.
A good discourse is that from which one can take nothing without taking the life.
A good disposition I far prefer to gold; for gold is the gift of fortune; goodness of disposition is the gift of nature. I prefer much rather to be called good than fortunate.
A good dog deserves a good bone.
A good eater, from the former custom of using trenchers.
A good edge is good for nothing, if it has nothing to cut.
A good education is (a fit) dowry.
A good example is a powerful sermon.
A good example is the best sermon.
A good face is a letter of recommendation.
Henry Fieldini, Anelia, 9, 5
A good face is the best letter of recommendation.
A good face is worth more than gold.
A good face needs no band, and a bad one deserves none.
A good face needs no paint.
A good faculty in lying is a fair step to preferment.
A good fame is better than a good face.
A good fellow lights his candle at both ends.
A good friend is a treasure.
A good friend is my nearest relation.
A good friend is often better than a brother.
Yiddish] A guter freint iz oft besser fun a bruder.
A good friend is one's nearest relation.
A good friend never offends.
A good garden may have some weeds.
A good head and industrious hand are worth gold in any land.
A good heart cannot lye.
George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A good heart is the sun and moon, or, rather, the sun, and not the moon; for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps its course truly.
A good heart is worth gold.