goodness

Goodness quotes
Goodness
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True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.

- Kundera, Milan
2.

Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.

- Bovee, Christian Nevell
3.

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
4.

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

- Grayson, David
5.

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth.

- Tolstoy, Count Leo
6.

How sick one gets of being good, how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.

- James, Alice
7.

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.

- Washington, Denzel
8.

At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world.

- Sue Patton Thoele
9.

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

- Brecht, Bertolt
10.

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.

- Bronte, Emily
11.

How goodness heightens beauty!

- More, Hannah
12.

Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield.

13.

At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done

- Weil, Simone
14.

Always say to yourself this one thing, "Good I will become, whatever it cost me; and in God's goodness I trust to make me good, for I am sure He wishes to see me good more than I do myself." And you will find that, because you have confessed in that best and most honest of ways that God is good, and have so given Him real glory, and real honour, and real praise, He will save you from the sins which torment you, and you shall never come, either in this world or the world to come, to that worst misery, the being ashamed of yourself.

- Sermons for the Times. 1855.
15.

Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.

- Munger, Thornton T.
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I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred --that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.

- Stowe, Harriet Beecher
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America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.

- Dinesh D'Souza
18.

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
19.

Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.

- Sappho
20.

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

- Orwell, George


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