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Goodness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Goodness

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Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

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You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
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Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

True religion is real living;
living with all one's soul,
with all one's goodness and righteousness.
- Albert Einstein

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.
Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no odor so bad as that
which arises from goodness tainted.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa,
there are also roads that lead to their goal.
Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela

Listen to people and treat people as you find them.
There's an inherent goodness in most people.
Don't pre-judge people - that was me Mam's advice anyway.
- Sean Bean

For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism.
The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
- Lionel Blue

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs;
no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies,
or can die.
- Thomas Carlyle

Secrecy is the element of all goodness;
even virtue,
even beauty is mysterious.
- Thomas Carlyle

Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me,
and judge me not.
- Arthur Miller

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves
goodness at a terrific cost.
- Stephen King

True, He is infinite Majesty, but He is also infinite
Goodness and infinite Love.
There can be no greater Lord than God;
neither can there be a more ardent lover than He.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Thank goodness I was never sent to school;
it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
- Beatrix Potter

A bad act done will fester and create in its own way.
It's not only goodness that creates.
Bad things create.
They have their own yeast.
- Dennis Potter

Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times,
when people fought wars over ideas.
- Wojciech Jaruzelski

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
- Dr. Seuss

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking
and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together.
And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me -
spiritually and financially.
- Denzel Washington

It would be nice to feel that we are a better world,
a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity,
and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
- Barbara Walters

The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
- Menander

Goodness is uneventful.
It does not flash, it glows.
- David Grayson

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections.
For love which hath ends, will have an end;
whereas that which is founded on true virtue,
will always continue.
- John Dryden

How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart.
- Robert Mondavi

We are here to add to the sum of human goodness.
To prove the thing exists.
- Josephine Hart

Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness;
our wickedness from thinking on wickedness.
We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
- John Jay Chapman

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted;
and pure love without power is destroyed.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested
in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.
- Aaron Eckhart

Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of
the heart rendered to God for his goodness.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God.
- James M. Baldwin

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast;
even so the greater is the goodness,
the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
- Lao Tzu

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum,
but in the company of other men, attended by love.
- Saul Bellow

In the past goodness was always a collective experience.
Then goodness became privatised.
- Edward Bond

Serve the dinner backward, do anything -
but for goodness sake,
do something weird.
- Elsa Maxwell

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
from frankness to reserve, from goodness,
uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
- Georg Brandes

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.
No reward coming after the event can compare with the
sweet reward that went with it.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

It sure looks good to see an honest-to-goodness audience
after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen.
- Hattie McDaniel

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness
and the best out of our own students.
What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
- Cesar Chavez

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception
than the rule among exceptional men,
not to speak of geniuses.
- Cesare Lombroso

I hope to goodness I would not still be working in the corporate world -
the money is OK but it is no life at all.
- Nigel Dennis

Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station.
Respect goodness, find it where you may.
- William Cobbett

Evil is committed without effort, naturally,
fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
- Charles Baudelaire

No man or woman can be strong, gentle,
pure, and good, without the world being better for
it and without someone being helped and comforted by
the very existence of that goodness.
- Phillips Brooks

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
- Bertolt Brecht

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love,
are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart,
but of strength of mind.
- William Hazlitt

The way of a man's heart will be foreshadowed by what goodness lies in him -
coming from above,
and from around; but a way foreshadowed is not a way made.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Evil is always possible.
Goodness is a difficulty.
- Anne Rice

Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy.
Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good.
- Andy Griffith

Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun,
as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you.
I believe the greatest characteristic of genius,
is, above all, force.
- Gustave Flaubert

Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
- Abu Bakr

That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
- Antonio Porchia

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
- Michel de Montaigne

I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic
human goodness present in all of us.
- Martin Sheen

My goodness, everyone is planting grapes,
even a neighbor with only five acres.
- Doc Severinsen

I have good looking kids.
Thank goodness my wife cheats on me.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind,
goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity;
and without it,
man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
- Francis Bacon

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional


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