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Athenaeus Quotes

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

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink,
old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Athenaeus

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

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

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

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
- Ivor Novello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- John Woolman

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

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

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters,
never seen apart.
- William Dean Howells

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.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
- Luther Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Sean Bean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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