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Athenaeus Quotes and Sayings

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Goodness does not consist in greatness,
but greatness in goodness.
- Athenaeus

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink,
old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Athenaeus

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 PHOTO

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

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

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

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

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

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

Schultz is not a Nazi.
I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of
goodness in any generation.
- John Banner

It is not from reason that justice springs,
but goodness is born of wisdom.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness,
to check my consummate vanity.
- Lord Mountbatten

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

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

Thank goodness I started getting movie roles and then
television shows came along.
So I was very fortunate to be able to do all three and I like all of them.
- Victor Garber

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

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

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

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

I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints
in writing of my experience of the goodness of God,
and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age,
I begin this work.
- John Woolman

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

When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds,
liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and
justice will reign in the world.
- Islom Karimov

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people
hear what we are trying to say? Please,
all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans,
too.
- Desmond Tutu

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

I believe in one God, the first and great cause of goodness.
I also believe in Jesus Christ, the rebirth of the world.
I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
- Daniel Morgan

Man has two great spiritual needs.
One is for forgiveness.
The other is for goodness.
- Billy Graham

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

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

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense
than the pursuit of truth or goodness,
because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
- Northrop Frye

Goodness is something that makes us serene and content;
it is magnificent.
Those who are not good are evil.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

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

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

You should also appreciate the goodness around you,
and surround yourself with positive people.
- Nadia Comaneci

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

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

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters,
never seen apart.
- William Dean Howells

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts
and only asks to be lived.
- Michael Jackson

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

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

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

Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap,
there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving
God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have
given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all
their hope in His goodness.
- Alphonsus Liguori

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

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

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

Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable.
- E. M. Forster

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

Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness
that impresses the Middle East,
but strength.
- Meir Kahane

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

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

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

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

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

The gentleman had also a young daughter,
of rare goodness and sweetness of temper,
which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.
- Charles Perrault

A good person can make another person good;
it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society;
other persons will also be good.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

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

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
- Luther Campbell

To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect
for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.
- Timothy Radcliffe

To make one good action succeed another,
is the perfection of goodness.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib


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