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

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational God Love Compassion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

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

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

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

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

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

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum,
but in the company of other men, attended by love.
- Saul Bellow

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

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
- Michel de Montaigne

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
from frankness to reserve, from goodness,
uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
- Georg Brandes

Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable.
- E. M. Forster

Very few editors worry about heresy -
their goals are much too commercial,
thank goodness.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap,
there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving
God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have
given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all
their hope in His goodness.
- Alphonsus Liguori

To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect
for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.
- Chanakya

That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
- Antonio Porchia

Goodness means the highest degree of popularity.
- Heinrich Mann

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

Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness,
just as Greek drama had once done.
- Edward Bond

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

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

More and more people are able to access information -
thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are
interested you can find things.
Which is different than even 20 years ago.
- Edwidge Danticat

Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times,
when people fought wars over ideas.
- Wojciech Jaruzelski

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking
and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together.
And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me -
spiritually and financially.
- Denzel Washington

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

For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death
have no sovereignty over his thoughts.
- Thomas Mann

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

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

Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty,
bodily or mental.
- Samuel Butler

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

Goodness does not consist in greatness,
but greatness in goodness.
- Athenaeus

Evil is always possible.
Goodness is a difficulty.
- Anne Rice

Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun,
as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters,
never seen apart.
- William Dean Howells

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

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

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections.
For love which hath ends, will have an end;
whereas that which is founded on true virtue,
will always continue.
- John Dryden

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

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

Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God.
- James M. Baldwin

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

True, He is infinite Majesty, but He is also infinite
Goodness and infinite Love.
There can be no greater Lord than God;
neither can there be a more ardent lover than He.
- Alphonsus Liguori

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

It is not from reason that justice springs,
but goodness is born of wisdom.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

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

How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart.
- Robert Mondavi

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

Goodness is uneventful.
It does not flash, it glows.
- David Grayson

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

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

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception
than the rule among exceptional men,
not to speak of geniuses.
- Cesare Lombroso

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

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

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


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