Quotes and Sayings about Goodness



"Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Content, Evil, Goodness)

"A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Society, Goodness, Will)

"You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

"Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

"No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

"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
(Related: Fitness, Goodness, Now, Perfection)

"Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness."
- Athenaeus
(Related: Greatness, Goodness)

"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
(Related: Character, Being, Goodness, Man, Mind)

"Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Piety, Vice)

"Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: God, Truth, Idea, Goodness)

"Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

"Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation."
- John Banner
(Related: Goodness)

"Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Effort, Evil, Goodness)

"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
(Related: People, Advice, Goodness)

"I think the most that I've learned has been, how do I put this? The innate goodness inside of all of us."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: Goodness)

"Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Love, Men, Company, Goodness)

"For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Religion, God, Deserted, Goodness, Marxism, Years)

"In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Experience, Goodness, Past)

"Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Religion, Society, Debate, Drama, Goodness)

"May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!"
- Daniel Boone
(Related: War, Goodness, May)

"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
(Related: Frankness, Goodness, Kindness)

"No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Goodness)

"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
(Related: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

"I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Fiction, Formula, Goodness, Romantic)

"Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Men, Goodness)

"There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Goodness)

"Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Work, Goodness, Hard work, Respect)

"Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Beauty, Virtue, Goodness, Secrecy)

"Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Truth, Goodness, Man, Nothing, Past)

"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
(Related: Courage, Act, Decency, Giving, Goodness, Needs, World)

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."
- Chanakya
(Related: Direction, Flowers, Goodness, Wind)

"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
(Related: Contemplation, Goodness, Thinking, Victims, Wickedness)

"Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?"
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Education, Books, Goodness, Humanity, Students)

"I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Men, People, American, Being, Goodness, Mercy, Now, Rules, Will)

"Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Men, Goodness, May, Respect)

"Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Greatness, Goodness)

"Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Heart, Strength, Goodness, Man, Mind)

"You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: People, Positive, Goodness)

"He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage."
- George Combe
(Related: Power, Facts, Goodness)

"Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years of theater before ever I did film roles. You build technique that you can rely on."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Film, Goodness, Theater, Years)

"I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Wife, Goodness, Kids)

"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
(Related: People, Goodness, Information, Internet, Years)

"I would never describe Charlotte as a prude - maybe at the start, but that was in comparison to the other girls. She wasn't willing to do the stuff they were doing - and I mean, thank goodness!"
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Girls)

"The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

"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
(Related: Life, Money, Hope, Corporate, Goodness, World)

"From this it follows that con-sideration for other persons or for other living beings is very vital for goodness and want of consideration for other people makes human beings selfish, regardless for other people's good."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: People, Consideration, Goodness, Living, Want)

"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
(Related: Love, Virtue, End, Goodness, Grace, Will)

"Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: People, Hope, Giving, Goodness, Now, Right)

"You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Love, Compassion, Goodness, May, Name)

"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Religion, Soul, Goodness, Living, Righteousness)

"Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Wisdom, Goodness)

"Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Love, Truth, Affectation, Goodness)

"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
(Related: Genius, Energy, Force, Goodness)

"Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Sense, Writer)

"It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Time, Mistake, Being, Goodness, Man)

"We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all."
- John Hope Franklin
(Related: Life, Truth, Country, Goodness, Learning, 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."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Ego, Goodness, Nonsense, Pursuit, Temptation)

"There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Calumny, Evil, Goodness, Human nature, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Goodness, Television)

"Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Forgiveness, Goodness, Man, Needs, Spiritual)

"Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows."
- David Grayson
(Related: Goodness)

"Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good."
- Andy Griffith
(Related: Ladies, Goodness, Pretty)

"The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin."
- Frank Harris
(Related: Love, Morality, Inspiration, Christian, Being, Churches, Goodness, Sin, Spirit)

"Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility)

"True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: God, Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility, World)

"We are here to add to the sum of human goodness. To prove the thing exists."
- Josephine Hart
(Related: Goodness)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Love, Heart, Strength, Goodness, Mind)

"Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Nature, Power, Goodness)

"Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Greatness, Goodness)

"Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Wisdom, Heart, Goodness, Sisters)

"Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: History, Goodness)

"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
(Related: God, Love, Hope, Christian, Confidence, Easter, Goodness, Nothing)

"It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Beauty, Men, Truth, Discovery, Goodness)

"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
(Related: Children, Goodness, Smiles)

"Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas."
- Wojciech Jaruzelski
(Related: People, Ideas, Goodness)

"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
(Related: Being, Goodness, Innocence, World)

"After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork."
- James Prescott Joule
(Related: God, Power, Wisdom, Knowledge, Goodness, Obedience, Will)

"Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Strength, Decency, Goodness)

"When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Life, Deeds, Goodness, Justice, Liberty, Mankind, Will, World)

"It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost."
- Stephen King
(Related: Evil, Goodness)

"How goodness heightens beauty!"
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Goodness)

"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Power, Freedom, Goodness, Purity)

"The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Lie, Appreciation, Goodness)

"Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Happiness, Men, Goodness)

"God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue."
- William Law
(Related: God, Men, Virtue, Goodness, May)

"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
(Related: God, Love, Goodness, Infinite)

"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
(Related: God, Mother, Hope, Goodness, Pleasure)

"Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses."
- Cesare Lombroso
(Related: Men, Goodness, Honor)

"It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Wisdom, Goodness, Justice, Reason)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Act, Goodness, Reward)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Forgiveness, Goal, Goodness)

"Goodness means the highest degree of popularity."
- Heinrich Mann
(Related: Goodness, Popularity)

"For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Death, Love, Thoughts, Goodness, Man)

"Goodness is beauty in the best estate."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Beauty, Goodness)

"Serve the dinner backward, do anything - but for goodness sake, do something weird."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Goodness)

"It sure looks good to see an honest-to-goodness audience after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen."
- Hattie McDaniel
"There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Goodness, Sorrow, World)

"The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess."
- Menander
(Related: Beginning, Evil, Excess, Goodness)

"Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Goodness)

"In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Home, Life, Society, Giving, Goodness, Holiday, Open)

"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
(Related: Heart, Goodness, Lies, Man, Will)

"How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Heart, Giving, Goodness)

"One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Medical, Success, College, Goodness, Learning, Nothing, School)

"Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Confidence, Goodness, Proof)

"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
(Related: God, Cause, Christ, First, Goodness, Rebirth, World)

"I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Goodness, Vanity)

"Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Love, Power, Goodness)

"There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Love, Giving, Goodness, World)

"There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!"
- Ivor Novello
"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
(Related: Mother, Daughter, Gentleman, Goodness, Sweetness, Temper, World)

"It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power... it's the goodness."
- Robert Plant
(Related: Power, Time, People, Ability, Effect, Feeling, Goodness, Smile)

"That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness."
- Antonio Porchia
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Man)

"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality."
- Beatrix Potter
(Related: Goodness, Originality, School)

"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
(Related: Act, Goodness, Will)

"To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Christianity, Goodness, Respect, Teaching, Today)

"My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss of America's 40th President and celebrating the life of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Life, Greatness, America, Goodness, Loss, Man, Mourning, President)

"Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Difficulty, Evil, Goodness)

"People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don't know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult."
- Anne Rice
(Related: God, People, Devil, Goodness)

"There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Goodness)

"No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Power, Goodness, Man, Nothing, Will)

"In order to set forth the goodness of God towards myself, I have thought it prudent to record some of the leading incidents of my life, as a means of setting forth to my children that He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him."
- William Rowley
(Related: God, Life, Thought, Children, Goodness, Leading, Order)

"Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography. A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Goodness, Internet, Mouse, Photography, World)

"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
(Related: Duty, First)

"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
(Related: Time, December, Goodness, June, Night)

"My goodness, everyone is planting grapes, even a neighbor with only five acres."
- Doc Severinsen
(Related: Goodness)

"Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Virtue, Goodness)

"I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic human goodness present in all of us."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Goodness, Present)

"Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: People, Values, Wealth, Goodness, Oceans, Protection)

"To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Action, Goodness, Perfection, Succeed)

"I'd get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little 'wood shots' down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn't count the number of long outs!"
- Bobby Thomson
(Related: Home, Flies, Goodness)

"There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Goodness)

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Goodness, Investment)

"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Truth, Greatness, Goodness, Simplicity)

"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Beauty, Goodness, Illusion)

"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Beauty, Delusion, Goodness)

"In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Nature, Art, End, Freedom, Goodness, Laws, Reason)

"For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: People, Goodness, Trying, Will)

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."
- Mark Twain
(Related: God, Conscience, Country, Freedom, Goodness, Practice, Prudence, Speech)

"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
(Related: Honesty, Goodness)

"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
(Related: Goodness, Praise, Shadow, Sun)

"I'm fighting a losing battle here: I'm trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that's one of my biggest downfalls. I haven't gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I'd probably be about 300 pounds."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Love, Battle, Fighting, Goodness, Losing, Trying, Weight)

"A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world."
- John Updike
(Related: Leadership, Men, Quality, People, Goodness, Madness, World)

"Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11, up to and including the catastrophe that occurred. And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments of what's going on now and deal with these current events."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Concern, Events, Goodness, Now)

"We have to put in our time every day to try and achieve and learn so that we can develop our talents and each of you, thank goodness, have special talents; each of you are special persons."
- Bruce Vento
(Related: Time, Day, Goodness)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Life, Time, Truth, Goodness, Will)

"It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Compassion, Goodness, Humanity, World)

"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
(Related: People, Fire, Goodness, Sun)

"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
(Related: Body, Commitment, Drinking, Goodness, Mind)

"Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis
(Related: God, Gratitude, Heart, Goodness, Memory)

"Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: War, God, Evil, Goodness, Influence, Public, Religious, Results, Satan, Struggle)

"I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God, and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age, I begin this work."
- John Woolman
(Related: Experience, Love, Work, Age, God, Goodness, Now, Writing)

"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
(Related: Love, Happiness, Children, Delight, Goodness, Parents)

"Very few editors worry about heresy - their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness."
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Related: Goals, Editors, Goodness, Heresy, Worry)

"Its goodness is a decision for the mouth to make."
- Lu Yu
(Related: Decision, Goodness)

"Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick."
- Lin Yutang
(Related: Values, Goodness, Kindness, Mercy, Old, Today, Words, World)

"Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Evil, Goodness, Human nature)