Goodness quotes

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.

- Shakespeare, William

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.

- Alcott, Louisa May

The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.

- Bovee, Christian Nevell

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.

- Euripides

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.

- Aurelius, Marcus

Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts

- Proverb, Tibetan

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

- Aristotle

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

- Tolstoy, Count Leo

We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness.

- Catherine of Genoa, St.

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.

- Frye, Northrop

To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is.

- Proverb, Chinese

We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty.

- John Ruskin

...the goodness of the will depends on the intention of the end.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.

- Grayson, David

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.

- Bakunin, Mikhail

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

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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

- Orwell, George

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

- Maeterlinck, Maurice

You are not made happy by the true things you believe from your faith, but by the goodness which comes from your faith.

- Emanuel Swedenborg

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