121 Good People Quotes and Sayings

We are always thankful for the good people in our lives. They are the priceless gift that brings happiness to our hearts–the sunshine during our cloudy days. And through their good acts and genuine care, they bring out the better side of ourselves. So here are 121 good people quotes about the good individuals that we’re more than thankful for.

Good People Quotes

1. Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better. – Ali Krieger

2. Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow. – Molly Sims

3. Ultimately, the only way to make good friends is to become a good friend yourself. Good people gather around other good people. – Daisaku Ikeda

4. When you realize who the good people are in your life, you’re so lucky. – Sophia Bush

5. Surround yourself with good people that keep you grounded, work hard, and be patient. – Cynthia Addai-Robinson

6. Good people protect people they love even if that means that pretending that everything is okay. – Ron McLarty

7. People are good people. If they know what’s going on, and they can relate to it, they can be moved to do something. If they can never see it or never relate to it, they continue to stay disconnected. – Cheri Honkala

8. Also I just think I’ve been lucky enough to have great parents, and I’ve had good people around me who have always been honest with me, who would give me a purely metaphorical slap if I ever got too big for my boots. – Daniel Radcliffe

9. The thing I have really enjoyed lately is to realise I know people, and good people everywhere. What I enjoy is meeting people, staying at their places, discover a city that way. And I found out this can be done because there is always a potential friend anywhere. I have the luck to have old friends who stay friends for eternity. They are my stable basis, my territory. – Gaspar Claus

10. I have to remember the good people in the world outnumber the bad people. I think when you start to feel frustrated or you have no hope left in humanity or whatever, you’ve got to just remember that there are people out there who are working incredibly hard to get a positive message across. – Bethany Cosentino

11. People confuse goodness with weakness. It is weak people, not good people (goodness demands strength), who are taken advantage of. – Dennis Prager

12. Bad people doing bad things is not interesting. What I find interesting is good people doing bad things. – Amy Bloom

13. There are good people who are dealt a bad hand by fate, and bad people who live long, comfortable, privileged lives. A small twist of fate can save or end a life; random chance is a permanent, powerful player in each of our lives, and in human history as well. – Jeff Greenfield

14. There is a constant struggle between good an evil in the world. It is up to good people to choose the right side. – Nelson Mandela

15. I will say go into the world and try to find good people that feel genuine affection and love for you, and disregard everything else about their background. – Randall Kennedy

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16. I want to do good work. I want the opportunity to work with good people, and the only way I’m gonna do that is to commit 110% – you get out what you put in. – Christian Bale

17. When you compete with good people, it makes everybody better. – Leeza Gibbons

18. I have always felt very fortunate to be have good people. You know, talent will carry you for so far but the values of the people around that should make the difference. – Bob Hartley

19. Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either. – C. S. Lewis

20. It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly good people getting their deserts. – Charles Williams

21. Bad things sometimes happen to good people; the key to happiness is try to make the best of, and be thankful for the hand we’re dealt. – Colleen Houck

22. Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else. – Dean Smith

23.  Mingle often with good people to keep your soul nourished. – Anthony Douglas

24. Sometimes, when I’m sitting with people who have been stripped of everything and who are naked and authentic and finding themselves for the first time, I am reminded of how good people really are. – Marianne Williamson

25. When it comes to judging individuals, I do not like remarks such as ‘too good to be true.’ They speak as though one is rewarding the nature of evil. Yet, ironically, we still wonder where all the good people have gone. – Criss Jami

26. It seemed that the good people were always cleaning up the messes. – William Kent Krueger

27. Most people are good people. But they’re afraid to speak out, they’re afraid for their safety and their jobs. And unfortunately that dictates a lot of their actions. – Jon Shenk

28. Though there are still many good people out there in the world, it seems that they’re vastly outnumbered by the stupid, selfish, violent ones. – Donald Ray Pollock

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

30. Bad things happen when good people pretend nothing is wrong. – Corey Taylor

31. Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the inactivities of the good people. – Swami Vivekananda

32. Good people can do terrible things, and that’s what life is all about, the complexities and grey areas. And often characters aren’t written that way in movies, especially characters for women. So you end up being either one thing or the other. – Emily Mortimer

33. When you leave good people afraid to speak on behalf of justice, however awkwardly or insensitively, those unafraid to speak will rise to power. – C.E. Morgan

34. As a human race, we have good people and bad people, and everyone has agendas. – Bobby Morley

35. You hang around with good people, you play a lot of golf, and you have a pretty good life. That’s what success is all about. It’s getting people you like, who want to take the hill with you, who want to win, who have the passion. This is not rocket science. – Jack Welch

36. I was lucky. I had some really good people that were just here there and wherever who would come into my life that I felt would answer questions. I mean, I had some very powerful questions myself for what this earth was all about. – Linda Blair

37. Grab the good people around you. Don’t let them go. – Natalie Portman

38. Good people are found not changed. They can change themselves, but you can’t change them. You want good people, you have to find them. If you want motivated people, you have to find them, not motivate them. – Jim Rohn

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39. I think I got from my father and my mother a sense of morality, of the do’s and don’t’s in society; the notion that good people don’t do this; good people are responsible, good people participate in community, and good people vote, good people own land. These were things I heard from my father’s pulpit. – David C. Driskell

40. Isn’t it amazing how much good people can do for each other when you give them the opportunity to help? – Dorothea Benton Frank

41. Good people aren’t good because they never cause harm to others. They’re good because they treat others the best way they know how, with the understanding that they have. – Orson Scott Card

42. Good does not triumph unless good people rise to the challenges around them. – Alister E. McGrath

43. The demands that good people make are upon themselves; Those that bad people make are upon others. – Confucius

44. The question is not why good people have trials, but how shall good people respond when they are tried? – Marion D. Hanks

45. Good people need room to develop. They have to find their own voice . . . each IBMer is a businessperson working within the framework of the company structure. – Buck Rodgers

46. There is terrible suffering in our world today. Tragic things happen to good people. God does not cause them, nor does He always prevent them. He does, however, strengthen us and bless us with His peace, through earnest prayer. – Rex D. Pinegar

47. Good people don’t spend their time being good. Good people want to spend their time mowing the lawn and playing with the dog. But bad people spend all their time being bad. It is all they think about. – Alan Furst

48. Good people are seldom fully recognised during their lifetimes, and here, there are serious problems of corruption. One day it will be realised that my findings should have been acknowledged. It was difficult, but she always smiled when asked why she went on when recognition eluded her in her own country. – Alice Stewart

49. Bad times make good people, as mountainous pressures make diamonds or as fire tempers steel. – Peter Kreeft

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50. The fire in the bellies of the good people who work for a more fair and just world for all of us – that spark never fails to inspire me and warm my heart. – Sally Kohn

51. I don’t believe that if you do good, good things will happen. Everything is completely accidental and random. Sometimes bad things happen to very good people and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But at least if you try to do good things, then you’re spending your time doing something worthwhile. – Helen Mirren

52. God is good for everybody. The sun shines on good people and bad people, and it rains on both, too. God doesn’t choose rain only for bad people. – Mariano Rivera

53. I feel like life is much greater than a hero or a villain: there’s good people that sometimes make mistakes. – Peter Dinklage

54. There are bad people and there are bad corporations. Just as there are good people and good corporations. That might seem too black and white, but what can I tell ya? – James Murdoch

55. I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after. – Cat Stevens

56. In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

57. The key to life, in my opinion, is to hang with good people, to have good people around you all the time because you’re always going to have some people who will try and lead you in a certain place, and when the pressure comes on, you want real tough, solid people sitting next to you. – Robert Kraft

58. Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually… even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit. – Johannes Tauler

59. I have real good parents. They poor. They have regular, poor jobs and what not. They real good people and what not; I was just raised in a bad society. – Cardi B

60. Surround yourself with good people. Whether they’re the best or not, people are capable of learning if they’ve got good hearts and they’re good souls. – Kid Rock

61. I don’t think evil people or negative people are inherently interesting all the time. People who are good people getting better at being themselves – to me, that’s something that’s really interesting to watch. – Josh Radnor

62. Good people climb quickly – just like in a company. – Rolf-Dieter Heuer

63. People want to offer opportunities to people they care about. They want to help people they believe are good people or have shared life experiences with. – Mark Manson

64. I am thankful that geniuses and artists and good people, no matter how hard it is, will eventually be recognized. I am doubly thankful that also goes for idiots. – Elayne Boosler

65. I look for good people and people that will be like-minded and help me try to do good for other human beings. – Jim Brown

66. Good people can get you out of a thousand problems with charm and kindness. – Anouska Hempel

Good People Quotes

67. We should aim for our children to be good people, and to live ethical lives that manifest concern for others as well as for themselves. – Peter Singer

68. The fact is, there’s good people everywhere. That’s what I try and show in my stand-up: good people everywhere. All it takes is one person to mess it up. – Maz Jobrani

69. Good people do fundamental work because they believe in the work. – Naveen Tewari

70. Good people can disagree. – Gavin Newsom

71. If you hire good people, give them good jobs, and pay them good wages, generally something good is going to happen. – James Sinegal

72. You know, I think the greatest gift in the world is a good employee, you know, or people who can do your work for you and do it well the way you’d like to have it done. And I’ve always been able to surround myself with really good people. – Kenny Rogers

73. The challenges our state faces must be met with the best solutions and ideas we can muster – and good ideas and good people reside on both sides of the aisle. – Maggie Hassan

74. It ain’t easy to break out of a mold, but if you do your work, people will ultimately see what you’re capable of. Too often, people find it easier to make assumptions and stick with what they believe. They put you in a place and it makes their job easier. The good people constantly search for something different. – Christopher Meloni

75. The one thing that I know is that you win with good people. – Don Shula

76. Good people cannot fully compensate for bad process, but they can mitigate some of its worst tendencies. – Richard N. Haass

77. I didn’t realize it until I was grown how necessary it is for good people to be tough. – Ruby Dee

78. It’s difficult in the abstract to appreciate that those with morally objectionable viewpoints can still be good people. – J. D. Vance

79. You put as much effort as you can when they’re young into trying to teach them to be good people or make them the best they can be, and they’re older now, my kids. I’m at that stage where I let them go, and you just hope that all that nurturing you did earlier on sticks, and you launched good people out there. – Rich Moore

80. I try to remind people that there are a lot of good people, all colors. Then there’s some bad ones, too. But there’s a lot of good people who really care. – Elijah Cummings

81. Great persons are able to do great kindnesses. – Miguel De Cervantes

82. We rise by lifting others. – Robert Ingersoll

83. 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

84. 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

85. Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu

Good People Quotes

86. Good people bring out the good in people. – Anonymous

87. We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity. – Sarah Palin

88. Trees are like good people who care for others. They have to keep standing in the sun but they give shade to others. Whatever fruits they bear they do not eat themselves, but give them to others. How kind they are. – Vikramaditya

89. Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. – William Saroyan

90. Don’t lose faith in humanity. There are good people out there. You have the power to make a difference. – Akiroq Brost

91. In a magnet, the two different poles form an attraction, and the ones that are alike repel each other. I wonder if that is the same in life. Good people attracting bad people, and repelling good people. It’s food for thought. – Anthony T. Hincks

92. … there are more good people on this earth than bad people, and the good people watch out for each other and take care of each other. (Isabel Pullman) – R.J. Palacio

93. Good people always find goodness in others. – Debasish Mridha

94. Good people are always beautiful. – Luffina Lourduraj

95. Good people won’t do bad to you if you hurt them. They’ll just be neutral and walk away, with experience and a lesson; and you’ll be left with well-wishers less one. – Vikrmn

96. Always surround yourself with people who lift you up, rather than hold you down. – Donald L. Hicks

97. Genuinely good people are like that. The sun shines out of them. They warm you right through. – Michael Morpurgo

98. I wanted to say something to make her pain go away and make everything better. But, I realized that there was no answer. Bad things happen to good people. Rain always falls on the people who deserve nothing less than the sun. – Mackenzie Herbert

99. Accepting that life is insane, that bad things happen to good people and that you can find the courage to be grateful for the good in every situation and still move forward is hard (even terrifying), but heroic. – Richie Norton

100. Only you and your soul…the invisible gut can discern what qualifies as good people for your circle of living…the heart beats to a temperamental drum and emotions are deceitful above all measuring devices. – Tracey Bond

101. If you’re going to be successful, you better have a goal, you better find really good people, better understand where all the money’s coming from. And you better measure the living daylights out of it. – Rick Scott

102. I have good people around me, so I always have advice. A lot of people can talk to me, but it’s me, of course, who still has to take that to the track and to perform. – Max Verstappen

103. If you don’t have good people around you, it’s going to be the worst thing for you. – Pablo Sandoval

104. If you stay around good people, then they’ll look out for you. – Mannie Fresh

105. A lot of times people’s main motives and plan in life is to hurt as many people as they can, but I think there’s enough good people that help make the world a good place. – Tina Yothers

Good People Quotes

106. We have good people. We have selfless people. We have great leaders. – Eden Robinson

107. The prayers of all good people are good. – Willa Cather

108. I firmly believe that we’re all good people, but sometimes it’s hard to understand how to do good. – Patrick Rothfuss

109. As you get older you will gain a bit more control over everything. Don’t let anyone, even your parents, break you. Find good people who care about you and surround yourself with just them. If you can’t find them at first, find good music and fall into it, let it hold you until they come. I truly hope you enjoy the new record. – Davey Havok

110. Surround yourself with good people who encourage and love you. There are always ups and downs, no matter how successful you are. – Liana Liberato

111. When you’re working with good people it brings good things out in you. – Martha Plimpton

112. It’s important to surround yourself with good people, interesting people, young people, young ideas. Go places, learn new stuff. Look at the world with wonder – don’t be tired about it. – Angela Bassett

113. I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done. – Ranbir Kapoor

114. You know, sometimes you’ve got to trust the people you love. You’ve got to trust that if they’re good people, they’ll make good decisions. – Janette Rallison

115. If you’re feeling pain, express that to the Lord. If you’re feeling worried, express those worries. One passage that gives me comfort is in Psalms, Chapter 11, verse 3, it reads, “When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?” That’s really the question of the day. – Max Lucado

116. When you play against good people, that’s when you focus your concentration. Your sense of urgency to be disciplined in your execution all become more critical. Sometimes you get away with doing things not quite right against lesser competition, but when you play against real good people that’s when it shows up. – Nick Saban

117. It’s a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people. – Mark Harmon

118. Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people. – William Shakespeare

119. I love helping out good people who are doing good things. – J. R. Martinez

120. Good people are always forgiving. They close an eye to one’s failings. – Marco Pierre White

121. Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly. – Confucius

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