Quotations on Goodness

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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
(Keywords: Society, Goodness, Will)

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Fitness, Goodness, Now, Perfection)

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
(Keywords: Character, Being, Goodness, Man, Mind)

Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Evil, Goodness, Piety, Vice)

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Religion, God, Deserted, Goodness, Marxism, Years)

In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Experience, Goodness, Past)

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

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
(Keywords: Frankness, Goodness, Kindness)

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
(Keywords: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: Fiction, Formula, Goodness, Romantic)

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
- Luther Campbell
(Keywords: Work, Goodness, Hard work, Respect)

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Beauty, Virtue, Goodness, Secrecy)

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Truth, Goodness, Man, Nothing, Past)

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
- Pablo Casals
(Keywords: Courage, Act, Decency, Giving, Goodness, Needs, World)

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Direction, Flowers, Goodness, Wind)

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
(Keywords: Contemplation, Goodness, Thinking, Victims, Wickedness)

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
(Keywords: Education, Books, Goodness, Humanity, Students)

I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: Men, People, American, Being, Goodness, Mercy, Now, Rules, Will)

Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.
- William Cobbett
(Keywords: Men, Goodness, May, Respect)

Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Heart, Strength, Goodness, Man, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Film, Goodness, Theater, Years)

I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me.
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Keywords: Wife, Goodness, Kids)

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
(Keywords: People, Goodness, Information, Internet, Years)

The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.
- Morris Dees
(Keywords: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

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
(Keywords: Life, Money, Hope, Corporate, Goodness, World)

From this it follows that con-sideration for other persons or for other living beings is very vital for goodness and want of consideration for other people makes human beings selfish, regardless for other people's good.
- Morarji Desai
(Keywords: People, Consideration, Goodness, Living, Want)

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
(Keywords: Love, Virtue, End, Goodness, Grace, Will)

Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.
- Aaron Eckhart
(Keywords: People, Hope, Giving, Goodness, Now, Right)

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart
(Keywords: God, Love, Compassion, Goodness, May, Name)

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Religion, Soul, Goodness, Living, Righteousness)

Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Evil, Goodness, Sense, Writer)

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Time, Mistake, Being, Goodness, Man)

We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.
- John Hope Franklin
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Country, Goodness, Learning, World)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Ego, Goodness, Nonsense, Pursuit, Temptation)

There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Nature, Greatness, Calumny, Evil, Goodness, Human nature, Jealousy)

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Goodness, Man, Needs, Spiritual)

Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good.
- Andy Griffith
(Keywords: Ladies, Goodness, Pretty)

The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin.
- Frank Harris
(Keywords: Love, Morality, Inspiration, Christian, Being, Churches, Goodness, Sin, Spirit)

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Keywords: Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility)

True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Keywords: God, Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility, World)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Heart, Strength, Goodness, Mind)

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
- William Dean Howells
(Keywords: Wisdom, Heart, Goodness, Sisters)

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
(Keywords: God, Love, Hope, Christian, Confidence, Easter, Goodness, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Children, Goodness, Smiles)

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
(Keywords: Being, Goodness, Innocence, World)

After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
- James Prescott Joule
(Keywords: God, Power, Wisdom, Knowledge, Goodness, Obedience, Will)



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