Goodness Quotes

Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts

Tibetan Proverb

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.

Aristotle

Happy were men if they but understood There is no safety but in doing good.

John Fountain

The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.

Edwin Markham

Since good, the more Communicated, more abundant grows.

John Milton

He that does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward, though sure of both at last.

William Penn

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.

Marcus Aurelius

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.

Mikhail Bakunin

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.

Emily Bronte

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

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

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and a madness of desire, oh, no, love is not that! It is goodness and honour and peace and pure living Yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.

Henry Van Dyke

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

Pablo Casals

Good and bad men are less than they seem.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The devil himself is good when he is pleased.

Thomas Fuller

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.

Friedrich Nietzsche

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

George Orwell

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.

Unknown

At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done

Simone Weil

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

Oscar Wilde

It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Oscar Wilde

It has been my experience that the better a man you are, the more folks there are who resent you for it, and find occasion to get angry at you no matter how kindly meant your deeds may be.

Orson Scott Card

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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