It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.
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.
In that worthiest of all struggles, the struggle for self-mastery and goodness, we are far less patient with ourselves than God is with us.
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 vivac.
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.
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.
Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness.
Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.
Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
The measure of your holiness is proportionate to the goodness of your will.
Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.
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.
Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.
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.
Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.
Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.