Wherefore be of good cheer, and try to recollect what you do not know, or rather what you do not remember.
SOCRATES: Now, if there be any sort of good which is distinct from knowledge, virtue may be that good; but if knowledge embraces all good, then we shall be right in thinking that virtue is knowledge?
It will pleasure me hugely to take a braggart down a notch, an some good
man will lend me a stout quarter-staff.
And who is best able to do good
to his friends and evil to his enemies in time of sickness?
But there is a government of another sort, in which men govern those who are their equals in rank, and freemen, which we call a political government, in which men learn to command by first submitting to obey, as a good
general of horse, or a commander-in-chief, must acquire a knowledge of their duty by having been long under the command of another, and the like in every appointment in the army: for well is it said, no one knows how to command who has not himself been under command of another.
still persevered, saying, with an approach to cheerfulness, that it was better than doing nothing.
They said if it had been a little more to one side it would have killed him; and a good
thing for him, poor fellow, if it had.
Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good
as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good
Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good
or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
I have promised my kind Fairy to become a good
boy, and I want to keep my word.
So at last Everyman turns him to his Good
Deeds, whom he had almost forgotten and who lies bound and in prison by reason of his sins.
He who leadeth his sheep to the greenest pasture, shall always be for me the best shepherd: so doth it accord with good