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Goodness Quotes


These are some of the best 'Goodness' quotations and sayings.

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A good deed is never lost. - He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed upon a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.

A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past life is to liye twice.

A good man is influenced by God himself, and has a kind of divinity within him; so it may be a question whether he goes to heaven, or heaven comes to him.

A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men to their friends.

All the fame which ever cheated humanity into higher notions of its own importance would never weigh in my mind against the pure and pious interest which a virtuous being may be pleased to take in my welfare.

As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.

Be not simply good - be good for something.

Beautiful is the activity which works for good, and beautiful the stillness which waits for good; blessed the self-sacrifice of one, and blessed the self-forgetfulness of the other.

By desiring what is perfectly good, even when we do not quite know what it is, and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil, widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower.

Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?

Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.

For the cause that lacks assistance, The wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.

Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. To be is the great thing.

Goodness is love in action, love with its hand to the plow, love with the burden on its back, love following his footsteps who went about continually doing good.

Goodness thinks no ill where no ill seems.

He is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad.

He is good that does good to others. If he suffers for the good he does, he is better still; and if he suffers from them to whom he did good, he has arrived to that height of goodness that nothing but an increase of his sufferings can add to it; if it proves his death, his virtue is at its summit; it is heroism complete.

He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.

He that does good to another, does also good to himself; not only in the consequence, but in the very act of doing it; for the consciousness of well­doing is an ample reward.

He that is a good man, is three quarters of his way toward the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives, or whatsoever he is called.


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