Goodness Quotes

Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. To be is the great thing.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.

Walter Savage Londor

God listens for nothing so tenderly, as when His children help each other by their testimonies to His goodness and the way in which He has brought them deliverance.

Horace Bushnell

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

Man seeks, in his manhood, not orders, not laws and peremptory dogmas, but counsel from one who is earnest in goodness and faithful in friendship, making man free.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.

Henry David Thoreau

Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage, true success follows every right step.

Orison Swett Marden

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Saul Bellow

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

There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.

Wangari Maathai

Do not be afraid to hear about virtue and do not be a stranger to the term. For it is not distant from us nor is it external to us; its realisation lies within us and the work is easy if only we want it. The Greeks leave home and cross the seas in order to gain an education, but there is no need for us to go away on account of the Kingdom of God nor need we cross the sea in search of virtue. For the Lord has told us, "The Kingdom of God is within you." All that is needed for goodness is that which is within, the human heart.

Saint Anthony the Great

It is a right, yes a duty, to search in cautious manner for the numbers, sizes, and weights, the norms for everything [God] has created. For He himself has let man take part in the knowledge of these things ... For these secrets are not of the kind whose research should be forbidden; rather they are set before our eyes like a mirror so that by examining them we observe to some extent the goodness and wisdom of the Creator.

Johannes Kepler

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.

Sappho

The measure of your holiness is proportionate to the goodness of your will.

Jan Van Ruysbroeck

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

Milan Kundera

To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.

Ali Ibn-Abi-Talib

Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.

David Grayson

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.

Euripides

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

Thomas Carlyle

Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.

William Shakespeare
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