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Positive Quotes about Goodness

Let these Goodness quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
- Christopher Marlowe

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

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

How goodness heightens beauty!
- Milan Kundera

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

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, armed with power, is corrupted;
and pure love without power is destroyed.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schultz is not a Nazi.
I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of
goodness in any generation.
- John Banner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind
or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodness means the highest degree of popularity.
- Heinrich Mann

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


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