Goodness Quotes

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

Bertolt Brecht

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

Blaise Pascal

Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.

William Shakespeare

As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.

Elias Canetti

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

Thomas Carlyle

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.


Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.

Aldous Huxley

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

Ali Ibn-Abi-Talib

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

Milan Kundera

Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.

Iris Murdoch

To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.

Ernest Renan

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

Jan Van Ruysbroeck

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


Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.

Elias Canetti

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Oscar Wilde

Be good and you will be lonesome

Mark Twain

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde

All good things are wild, and free.

Henry David Thoreau

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

George Linnaeus Banks

This is a proof of a well-trained mind, to rejoice in what is good and to grieve at the opposite.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Men in no way approach so nearly to the gods as in doing good to men.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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