Goodness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Goodness

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Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
~By Anne Rice ~


The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
~By Dalai Lama ~


Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.
~By Henry Brooks Adams ~


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.
~By Desmond Tutu ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Morarji Desai ~


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 ~


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 ~


If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
~By John Woolman ~


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.
~By John Ruskin ~


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


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


Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.
~By Lin Yutang ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


In order to set forth the goodness of God towards myself, I have thought it prudent to record some of the leading incidents of my life, as a means of setting forth to my children that He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him.
~By William Rowley ~


Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun, as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire.
~By Charles Dudley Warner ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Victor Garber ~


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


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


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 ~


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.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


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


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.
~By Northrop Frye ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


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


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?
~By Dr. Seuss ~


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


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


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


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


In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.
~By Jeff Miller ~


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.
~By Louise Brown ~


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 ~


Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Grover Cleveland ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Donald G. Mitchell ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Nelson Mandela ~


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 does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
~By Athenaeus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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

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