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Goodness Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Goodness

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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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

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

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

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.
- Alphonsus Liguori

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.
- John Woolman

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

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

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

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
- Chanakya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.
- Charles Perrault

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

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

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

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

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

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


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