A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 1)A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.
BibleA good name is sooner lost than won.A good name is the best of all treasures.A good name keeps its lustre in the dark.A good name will wear out; a bad one may be turned; a nickname lasts forever.
ZimmermannA good neighbour, a good morning (o. morrow).A good new year, and a merry Handsel year.A good nut year, a good corn year.A good occasion for courtship is, when the widow returns from the funeral.A good old man, sir. He will be talking; as they say,
When the age is in, the wit is out.
ShakespeareA good painter can draw a devil as well as an angel.A good pay-master starts not at assurances.
George Herbert, Jacula PrudentumA good paymaster may build St. Paul's.A good paymaster never wants workmen.A good paymaster starts not at assurantes.A good pinch and a rap with a stick is a clown's compliment.A good prayer is master of anothers purse.
George Herbert, Jacula PrudentumA good presence is a letter of recommendation.A good present need not knock long for admittance.A good prince does not cut out freedom's tongue.A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad.
MiltonA good proverb does not strike one in the brow, but full in the eye.A good reader is nearly as rare as a good writer. People bring their prejudices, whether friendly or adverse. They are lamp and spectacles, lighting and magnifying the page.
WillmottA good recorder
sets all in order.A good reputation is a fair estate.A good reputation is more valuable than money.A good resolve will make any port.
HoraceA good road and a wise traveller are two different things.A good salad may be a prologue to a bad supper.A good saver fares better than a good gainer.A good saver is a good server.A good saying often runs the risk of being thrown away when quoted as the speaker's own.
La BruyèreA good schoolmaster minces his precepts for children to swallow, hanging clogs on the nimbleness of his own soul, that his scholars may go along with him.
Thomas FullerA good seaman is known in bad weather.A good servant must have good wages.A good servant should have good wages.A good shape is in the shear's (clippers) mouth.A good shift may serve long, but it cannot serve for ever.A good shift may serve long, but it will not serve ever.A good simile is the sunshine of wisdom.
Hosea BallouA good simile, - as concise as a king's declaration of love.
SterneA good son makes a good husband.A good start is half the battle.A good stomach is the best sauce.A good style fits like a good costume.
AlcottA good surgeon has an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.A good swimmer sinks at last.A good take heed
Will surely speed.