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Goodness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Goodness

Please enjoy these Goodness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
- Xun Zi

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

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

Very few editors worry about heresy -
their goals are much too commercial,
thank goodness.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 means the highest degree of popularity.
- Heinrich Mann

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

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

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

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

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

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

He has a number of curious facts in illustration of
the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
- George Combe

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

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

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

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

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

There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too;
and goodness that is not greenness,
either, no more than sorrow is.
- Herman Melville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss
of America's 40th President and celebrating the life
of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.
- Jim Ramstad

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

One goes through school, college, medical school and
one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness
but a good deal about success.
- Ashley Montagu

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

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


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