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Goodness Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Goodness are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

 

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa,
there are also roads that lead to their goal.
Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.
Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True religion is real living;
living with all one's soul,
with all one's goodness and righteousness.
- Albert Einstein

There is no odor so bad as that
which arises from goodness tainted.
- Henry David Thoreau

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

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

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

The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
- Menander

You should also appreciate the goodness around you,
and surround yourself with positive people.
- Nadia Comaneci

Thank goodness I was never sent to school;
it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
- Beatrix Potter

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

Its goodness is a decision for the mouth to make.
- Lu Yu

Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy.
Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good.
- Andy Griffith

There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too;
and goodness that is not greenness,
either, no more than sorrow is.
- Herman Melville

Serve the dinner backward, do anything -
but for goodness sake,
do something weird.
- Elsa Maxwell

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

I have good looking kids.
Thank goodness my wife cheats on me.
- Rodney Dangerfield

There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
- Samuel Butler

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
- Xun Zi

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

A bad act done will fester and create in its own way.
It's not only goodness that creates.
Bad things create.
They have their own yeast.
- Dennis Potter

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness,
then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal
contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
- John Woolman

Listen to people and treat people as you find them.
There's an inherent goodness in most people.
Don't pre-judge people - that was me Mam's advice anyway.
- Sean Bean

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love,
are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart,
but of strength of mind.
- William Hazlitt

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts
and only asks to be lived.
- Michael Jackson

Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of
the heart rendered to God for his goodness.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

To make one good action succeed another,
is the perfection of goodness.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

Evil is committed without effort, naturally,
fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
- Charles Baudelaire

Thank goodness I started getting movie roles and then
television shows came along.
So I was very fortunate to be able to do all three and I like all of them.
- Victor Garber

I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic
human goodness present in all of us.
- Martin Sheen

Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested
in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.
- Aaron Eckhart

We are here to add to the sum of human goodness.
To prove the thing exists.
- Josephine Hart

Greatness and goodness are not means,
but ends.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth
lives on for all time to come.
Don't spend your life accumulating material objects
that will only turn to dust and ashes.
- Denis Waitley

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves
goodness at a terrific cost.
- Stephen King

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.
- Charles Perrault

I hope to goodness I would not still be working in the corporate world -
the money is OK but it is no life at all.
- Nigel Dennis

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than
happiness makes them good.
- Walter Savage Landor

He has a number of curious facts in illustration of
the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
- George Combe

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
- Luther Campbell

The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of
its fitness for the use which it serves.
Now that use is either particular or universal.
- William Ames

Goodness is something that makes us serene and content;
it is magnificent.
Those who are not good are evil.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

The way of a man's heart will be foreshadowed by what goodness lies in him -
coming from above,
and from around; but a way foreshadowed is not a way made.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station.
Respect goodness, find it where you may.
- William Cobbett

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind,
goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity;
and without it,
man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
- Francis Bacon

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
- Dr. Seuss

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you.
I believe the greatest characteristic of genius,
is, above all, force.
- Gustave Flaubert

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me,
and judge me not.
- Arthur Miller

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast;
even so the greater is the goodness,
the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
- Lao Tzu

Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness
that impresses the Middle East,
but strength.
- Meir Kahane

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable,
and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
- Matthew Henry

I believe in one God, the first and great cause of goodness.
I also believe in Jesus Christ, the rebirth of the world.
I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
- Daniel Morgan

My goodness, everyone is planting grapes,
even a neighbor with only five acres.
- Doc Severinsen

There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
- Ivor Novello


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