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15 Profound The Good Place Quotes to Live Your Life By

No other show on TV tackles philosophy quite like The Good Place. These wise—and hilarious—quotes from The Good Place can be applied to everyday life.

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On sadness

“If you try and ignore your sadness, it just ends up leaking out of you anyway. I’ve been there. And everybody’s been there. So don’t fight it.”

— Eleanor Shellstrop, The Good Place, Season 2, Existential Crisis

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On morality

“I had a friend that said whenever she was doing something bad, she’d hear this little voice in her head… Distant little voice, saying, ‘Oh, come on now. You know this is wrong.’ And then when she started doing good things, that voice went away. It was a relief.”

— Michael, The Good Place, Season 2, Somewhere Else

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On self-esteem

“You’re cool, dope, fresh and smart-brained. I’ve never seen you dance, but I bet you’re good, ’cause you’re good at everything. You’re awesome! Be nicer to yourself.”

Jason Mendoza, The Good Place, Season 2, Existential Crisis

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On responsibility

“My whole life, whenever I encountered any obstacles, I would simply say, ‘I would like to speak to a manager.’ But in our relationship, there was no manager. There was no one who could fix this for me except me.”

Tahani Al-Jamil, The Good Place, Season 2, Best Self

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On ethics

“Principles aren’t principles when you pick and choose when you’re gonna follow them.”

Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place, Season 2, Rhonda, Diana, Jake and Trent

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On confidence

“In case you were wondering, I am, by definition, the best version of myself.”

Janet, The Good Place, Season 2, Leap to Faith

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On selflessness

“Sometimes when you’re feeling helpless, the secret is to help someone else. Get out of your own head. Trust me. Next time someone asks for help, say, ‘Yes.’”

Michael, The Good Place, Season 3, Everything Is Bonzer!

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On perseverance

“There are still some people in this world that we care about, so I say we try and help them become good people… why not try? It’s better than not trying, right?”

Eleanor Shellstrop, The Good Place, Season 3, Jeremy Bearimy

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On optimism

“I wasn’t a failed DJ. I was pre-successful.”

Jason Mendoza, The Good Place, Season 1, What’s My Motivation?

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On imperfections

“Sometimes a flaw can make something even more beautiful. Like with Cindy Crawford and how short she is.”

Tahani Al-Jamil, The Good Place, Season 1, Flying

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On society

“I argue that we choose to be good because of our bonds with other people and our innate desire to treat them with dignity. Simply put, we are not in this alone.”

Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place, Season 2, Somewhere Else

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On faith

“I know it sounds crazy. But if it weren’t crazy, they wouldn’t call it a leap of faith. They would call it a sit of doubting.”

Eleanor Shellstrop, The Good Place, Season 2, Leap to Faith

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On lying

“There’s an old Chinese proverb: ‘Lies are like tigers, they are bad.’ I guess it’s more poetic in Mandarin.”

— Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place, Season 1, The Eternal Shriek

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On love

“If you love someone, set them free. My good friend and yoga pupil, Sting, no last initial, told me that.”

Tahani Al-Jamil, The Good Place, Season 3, The Ballad of Donkey Doug

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On sacrifice

“Remember the thought experiment where you’re driving a trolley and you can either plough into a group of people or turn and hit one person? I solved it. See, the trolley problem forces you to choose between two versions of letting other people die. The actual solution is very simple: sacrifice yourself.”

Michael, The Good Place, Season 2, Rhonda, Diana, Jake and Trent

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