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Goodness Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Goodness.

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

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational God Love Compassion

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

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

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

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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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

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

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

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
- Samuel Butler

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

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.
- Denzel Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodness means the highest degree of popularity.
- Heinrich Mann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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