Goodness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Goodness

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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.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


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


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.
~By Denis Waitley ~


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


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


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


No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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.
~By John Dryden ~


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


Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Sean Bean ~


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


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


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


There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


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


Goodness means the highest degree of popularity.
~By Heinrich Mann ~


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


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
~By Mark Twain ~


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.
~By Michael Jackson ~


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.
~By Alphonsus Liguori ~


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


There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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.
~By James Prescott Joule ~


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.
~By Charles Perrault ~


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.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


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


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.
~By Alphonsus Liguori ~


Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
~By Luther Campbell ~


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.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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


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


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?
~By Cesar Chavez ~


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


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.
~By Chris Cooper ~


We have to put in our time every day to try and achieve and learn so that we can develop our talents and each of you, thank goodness, have special talents; each of you are special persons.
~By Bruce Vento ~


For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.
~By Thomas Mann ~


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


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


The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
~By Menander ~


Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
~By Christopher Marlowe ~


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


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


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.
~By Morris Dees ~


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.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power... it's the goodness.
~By Robert Plant ~


True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
~By Milan Kundera ~


People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don't know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
~By Anne Rice ~


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.
~By Daniel Morgan ~


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


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.
~By Alan Alda ~


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.
~By Nigel Dennis ~


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


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.
~By William Ames ~


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.
~By Barbara Walters ~


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.
~By Basil C. Hume ~


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.
~By John Woolman ~


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


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


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


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


Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values.
~By Theodore C. Sorensen ~


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


Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11, up to and including the catastrophe that occurred. And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments of what's going on now and deal with these current events.
~By Richard Ben Veniste ~


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


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


I would never describe Charlotte as a prude - maybe at the start, but that was in comparison to the other girls. She wasn't willing to do the stuff they were doing - and I mean, thank goodness!
~By Kristin Davis ~


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


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


Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography. A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


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


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


Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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.
~By Denzel Washington ~


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


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


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.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


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.
~By Edwidge Danticat ~


There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
~By Ivor Novello ~


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


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


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.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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.
~By Pablo Casals ~


A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
~By John Updike ~


I'd get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little 'wood shots' down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn't count the number of long outs!
~By Bobby Thomson ~


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


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.
~By Islom Karimov ~


Its goodness is a decision for the mouth to make.
~By Lu Yu ~


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


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.
~By Dennis Potter ~


In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness.
~By Ivan Turgenev ~

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October 5 ,2022
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