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Goodness Quotes

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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

Related topics: Wisdom Values Live-By

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

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

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

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

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

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

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

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

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

More and more people are able to access information -
thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are
interested you can find things.
Which is different than even 20 years ago.
- Edwidge Danticat

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

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

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

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth
lives on for all time to come.
Don't spend your life accumulating material objects
that will only turn to dust and ashes.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

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

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years
of theater before ever I did film roles.
You build technique that you can rely on.
- Chris Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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

Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness,
just as Greek drama had once done.
- Edward Bond

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

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

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

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable,
and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
- Matthew Henry

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

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

May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster,
war, from all lands, with her hated associates,
rapine and insatiable ambition!
- Daniel Boone

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

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

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

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

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

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than
happiness makes them good.
- Walter Savage Landor

I think the most that I've learned has been,
how do I put this? The innate goodness inside of all of us.
- Brian Behlendorf

Goodness means the highest degree of popularity.
- Heinrich Mann

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

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

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

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

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 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

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
- Chanakya

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

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

Greatness and goodness are not means,
but ends.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
- Samuel Butler

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


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