Goodness Quotes

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.


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

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.


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

Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness.

Blaise Pascal

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

Bertolt Brecht

Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts

Tibetan Proverb

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

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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