Quotation Explorer - '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
Evil is always possible, and goodness is eternally difficult. - Anne Rice
Find the gifts of goodness or service you have agreed to bring forth to the world and then start sharing those gifts as quickly as possible with as many souls as possible. - Molly Friedenfeld
Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art. - Charles Baudelaire
To be profitable, practice diligence.To be successful, practice excellence.To be influential, practice intelligence.To be honorable, practice prudence.To be blissful, practice kindness.To be joyful, practice goodness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat. - Padre Pio
How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? - Dr. Seuss
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty. - Samuel Butler
Whatever you sow, you shall reap. It is better to sow good deeds; love, goodness and kindness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Home is the nesting ground for goodness to spring forth. Schools, churches and society influences but home is essential in the development and growth process. - Eveth Colley
Together, we overcome the drought of happiness and goodness, by seeing our glasses half full and helping fill others’ glasses back up with love. - Emilyann Girdner
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. - Beatrix Potter
When Bad People start doing Good things with bad motives; bad people wont become Good people but the World will start doubting the Goodness of Good Things! - kundhan karunakar
The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. - Dalai Lama XIV
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. - Albert Einstein
God’s favor in its fullness is that which allows strength to overcome with weakness, love to overcome hatred, God’s goodness to defeat Satan’s evil nature. - Sunday Adelaja
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it--else it is none. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. - Albert Einstein
Only a demon would prevent a person from saving lives or fulfilling their life mission. There is no reasoning with the devil. Stand with pride because your heart is filled with the goodness of helping others, while theirs is filled with helping themselves. - Shannon L. Alder
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. - Mark Twain
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. - Oscar Wilde
There is one type of gambling which should always be encouraged. It is betting on goodness. When a person has wronged you, be good to him. If he adds insult to injury, double the bet. And keep on doubling it. You will surely win! - J.P. Vaswani
It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost. - Jalaluddin Rumi
I just thought: Oh goodness, you can wear nice clothes and get your hair done and still be a feminist and a serious intellectual. - Jacqueline Rose
To love is to let someone live in the goodness of your heart. - Debasish Mridha
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Every act of goodness it's born from our desire to be happy. - Udai Yadla
Free time is death to the anxious, and thank goodness I don't have any of it right now. - Jon Stewart
THESE ARE THE REASONS, THEN, FOR WHICH A MAN CAN BE CONFIDENT ABOUT THE FATE OF HIS SOUL AS LONG AS IN LIFE HE HAS…DEVOTED HIMSELF TO THE PLEASURES OF AQUIRING KNOWLEDGE …WITH SELF CONTROL, AND GOODNESS, AND COURAGE, AND LIBERALITY, AND TRUTH…SOCRATES’ LAST WORDS IN PLATO’S PHAEDO - Dean Chavooshian
You have an inbuilt goodness. Why should you allow some poisonous elements to destroy that goodness? Protect your goodness by any means. Stay away from the toxic people. - Anjan Dey
Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed. - Reinhold Niebuhr
On the canvas of life,with the brushes of goodness, love and passion, paint your randomness, dynamism & desire to show your "art of living" to the world. - raja shakeel mushtaque
It is better to sow good deeds; love, goodness and kindness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Our goodness is our wealth and when we close our eyes to the tragedies of the hard lives, we start losing our wealth! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Live as if your life has become an example of goodness for others to follow. - Debasish Mridha
Look after goodness and truth, beauty will look after herself. - Eric Gill
CALVIN:As usual goodness hardly puts up a fight. - Bill Watterson
Live your life as though there is great joy to be experienced... an abundance of goodness in each person you come in contact with, and the knowledge that you have enough inner wisdom to answer the mysteries that challenge you. - Meladee McCarty
...the goodness of the will depends on the intention of the end. - Saint Thomas Aquinas
The problem in todays world is that people lack trust in goodness. - Amit Abraham
A good writer is one that can see the goodness in others and helps them to be better. - Debasish Mridha
Do not compromise yourself and put your goodness in the same impermanent category as whatever circumstance happening. Be the best you in every circumstance. - Steve Maraboli
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
Priceless virtues are love, peace, joy, kindness, gentleness, goodness, long-suffering, patience faithfulness and self-control. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Goodness is an open gate to a great life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil. - Robert A. Heinlein
I always wanted to know what it is right. Maybe we know each other from time immemorial, if you know that in you is the eternal energy of goodness, which is most important for you. - Gregor Golob
When we see goodness in everything and everyone, we become good. - Debasish Mridha
If life was fair ... one third of the people would comprise of judges and lawyers ... one third of police and prison officials ... and one third of legislators ... and one third more to make the other three thirds make any sense at all .... Thank goodness for no fair. - Brian Spellman
You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does - Sri Chinmoy
Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty. - Anne Rice
All the great feelings like goodness, love or compassion eliminate the gravity and thus the wingless man rises like a bird. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Thank goodness you're a failure-- it's why I so distinguish you! Anything else to-day is too hideous. Look about you--look at the successes. Would you BE one, on your honour? - Henry James
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
Badness is only spoiled goodness. - C. S. Lewis
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.David - Jeana Kendrick
We’re not crazy. We’re just not in the dark anymore. And my goodness, we can see you so clearly now. - Saeed Jones
We all want to look good, but genuine goodness is in the heart. - Gugu Mona
Prayer is not itself powerful; it is not magic. But its power is unlimited in that the child of God calls on a Father of unlimited goodness and ability. - Peter H. Davids
The acts of daily forbearance, the headache, or toothache, or heavy cold; the tiresome peculiarities of husband or wife, the broken glass...all of these sufferings, small as they are, if accepted lovingly, are most pleasing to God's Goodness. - Francis de Sales
To annoy or piss off are light offences. I'd say if you abuse the goodness of a novelist or a writer, the truth is, he or she can kill you multiple times or cannibalise you in many antagonist characters. - Angelica Hopes
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield. - Unknown
I don't believe in the goodness of disagreeable people.
A good person always find the goodness in a bad person. - Debasish Mridha
That is what a shadow is, and empty space, a hole in the light. Evil is this - a hole in the goodness of God. - Ann Voskamp
I believe in love. I believe it transforms, transports, and transcends. I believe it fine-tunes goodness, solidifies strength, ripens resolve, eradicates rage, alleviates stress, and elevates empathy. - Lisa Kogan
And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on HIs. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command the love itself. - Corrie ten Boom
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
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. - Leo Tolstoy
There is always a beautiful light around the compassionate people: The shining light of goodness! - Mehmet Murat ildan
In modern times, beauty is more trusted than goodness. - Amit Kalantri
Behold divinity divine enough to abandon divinity. Behold majesty secure enough to proceed un-majestically. Behold strength strong enough to become weakness, goodness good enough to be unmindful of its reputation. Behold love plenteous enough to give and take not again. - Paul Ramsey
Photograph speaks every language; wisdom speaks every language; goodness speaks every language; love speaks every language! Always try to do the things that speak every language so that all will understand you! - Mehmet Murat ildan
God’s justice in the one, and his goodness in the other, is exercised for evermore, as the everlasting subjects of his reward and punishment. - Sir Walter Raleigh.
Grace is the seed of all goodness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
People should avoid hatred at all costs, because not only does it affect the haters health; it also prevents them from enjoying the goodness of love. - Gugu Mona
I believe in the goodness of imagination. - Sue Monk Kidd
Always, there are some goodness in bad and something bad in goodness. It is the balance of life. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
Evil forges a tornado.But goodness battles in a straight line. - Caris Roane
Giving, goodness and generosity expresses love. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The only comfort comes in thinking about how nice it was to know them, and how nice it was to brush against goodness for a season. - Gordon Atkinson
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
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. - E.M. Forster
Hell means torture; torture means badness. Goodness cannot create or produce badness. Hell does not belong to God; it has been invented by the horrific and sick minded people. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Dear and most respected bookcase! I welcome your existence, which has for over one hundred years been devoted to the radiant ideals of goodness and justice. - Anton Chekhov
Preach the gospel to yourself, because as you consider who you are in light of God's perfect goodness, holiness and peace, you must soften toward others. - Thomas Brooks
Also, always encourage 'being good' over 'doing good.' Acts of goodness are the difficulty for us and should, of course, be avoided. 'Being good' is far less problematic, largely because it lacks definition and can be solely a state of mind completely unattached to reality. - Geoffrey Wood
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
Goodness is richer than greatness. It consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin
It is by the goodness of god that in our country we have those 3 unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. - Mark Twain
Like some wondrous birds out of fairy tales, books sang their songs to me and spoke to me as though communing with one languishing in prison; they sang of the variety and richness of life, of man’s audacity in his strivings towards goodness and beauty. - Maxim Gorky
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end. - George W. Bush
The three great acts are love, goodness and self-sacrifice. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The goodness of life is the gratitude of existence. - Lailah Gifty Akita
People should avoid hatred at all costs, because not only does it affect the hater’s health; it also prevents them from enjoying the goodness of love. - Gugu Mona
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. - William Shakespeare
The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed. - Alfred A. Montapert
Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits. - Heloise
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.
Stop and say something good about yourself! Believe what you have just said! Pray for what you have just believed! Have faith for what you just prayed for! Work out that faith! ...and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you! - Israelmore Ayivor
Goodness is funny because it draws you to it while curiously possessing you with the untrammelled desire to turn it into something bad. - Sophie Villalobos
Unless she scares the hell out of you, blows the cobwebs from your mind, scorches your heart with passion, melts your chains with goodness and lights a fire in your pants...then she is not the one. - Shannon L. Alder
wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both to the individual and to the state - Socrates
Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum. - Charles Spencer
Grace (the Gospel) is under attack today simply because it reveals the GOODNESS of God. Nothing reveals the GOODNESS of God more than grace. - John Paul Warren
Some people have goodness and merit buried deep inside and we glimpse it and see its value but ultimately it's covered by so much dirt that it's a 24/7 exercise in archaeology. - Kelli Jae Baeli
For the grace of bearing life's inevitable evils is itself agood, and makes goodness arise even from evils byopposing them or enduring them with courage. - A.C. Grayling
it’s that sense of powerlessness that destroyed my soul. i cannot be as good as i would like to be.nor as bad as i think i need to be.i think you have the same doubts that your goodness was not rewarded - Paulo Coelho
During any experience placed before us, we can stay in alignment with positivity, truth, and goodness by asking the question: What would honor and love do here? - Molly Friedenfeld
Despite all the sadness, violence and misery, I still believe in universal peace, goodness, and beauty of humanity. - Debasish Mridha
I write to believe in goodness. - Red Haircrow
​"But you can thank God the Lord for His inconceivable goodness, which can be recognized daily and hourly throughout your entire existence, if only you honestly try! Your whole life shall therefore become a thanksgiving! - Abd-Ru-Shin
When flash of hope scans through your dreams. When news of goodness skims the surface of your expectations and bravery abates, break not, keep pressing less the dreams of your fingers suffer extinction. - Darmie Orem
For each new morning with its light,For rest and shelter of the night,For health and food, for love and friends,For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. - Jalaluddin Rumi
The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. - Euripides
My mind is like clay, but thank goodness God knows how to mold it! - Mary Kate
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22-23
Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me throughout the rest of my life and i will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. - Bible
Religion was created for the goodness of the humanity, butreligious dogma converts a good person to an evil person. - Debasish Mridha
It's always too soon to quit! Believe in the goodness of God practically speaking. - Eric C. Maynard
The highest form of prayer is to the goodness of God. . . . God only desires that our soul cling to him with all of its strength, in particular, that it clings to his goodness. - Ann Voskamp
The existence of true religion is predicated on the practice of goodness. Goodness is Godliness. There is nothing else. Religion lies in practice, not in bookish theories. - Abhijit Naskar
Love is there when one lives in the beauty and goodness of others. - Debasish Mridha
always see the goodness in others for it will sent you to righteousness,.. Amen - Jinnul Jr.
Religion is more beautiful when it brings out the goodness in a person. - Gugu Mona
If you see only goodness in people, then people will be good. - Debasish Mridha
I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly - George Harrison
I used to think that your calling was about doing something good in this world. Now I understand it’s about becoming someone good—and letting that goodness impact the world around you. - Jeff Goins, The Art Of Work
When you cry out against a God who punishes people in a place like hell, you cry out against the God who has revealed Himself in the pages of Scripture. You cry out against His goodness, holiness, and justice; and all the while you minimize your own sinfulness or the sinfulness of others. - Tim Challies
Sometimes you have to let go of a career you love, a beloved home, or a loved one. Take time to grieve a loss of this nature. If you find yourself disoriented, consider surrounding yourself with people who see your strengths, goodness, gifts, and talents. They will help you find your way. - Laura Staley
I always have the feeling we are merely fearfully trying to save room for God; I would rather speak of God at the center than at the limits, in strength rather than weakness, and thus in human life and goodness rather than in death and guilt. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Give joy, smiles, happiness, goodness and kindness to every person you meet. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Every divine promise is built upon four pillars; God's justice or holiness, which will not suffer Him to deceive; His grace or goodness, which will not suffer Him to forget; His truth, which will not suffer Him to change; and His power, which makes Him able to accomplish.
In the midst of the vagaries of life, they provide us a trip to the land of goodness and fairies, of imaginations and possibilities.A childhood that wasn't spent watching cartoons or reading comic strips, no wonder, seems too dull to imagine. - Sanhita Baruah
Once we’ve savored the goodness of a hundred years until the final drop, only the fleeting memories of intoxication is left behind. Between you and me is it too much to ask for a bottle to begin with? - Xue Yun
people are too quick to give their hearts away, i mean, be fearless; run wild into their arms, but for goodness sake know your worth. A being of wisdom knows their heart is the breath of their existence and only a honorable love deserves to feel it at its purest form. - Nikki Rowe
If I spend every moment, for the rest of my days, thanking God for all his goodness to us, that would still not be enough. - Johanna Spyri
When good men die their goodness does not perish,But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,All that was theirs dies and is buried with them. - Euripides
Thank goodness my education was neglected. - Beatrix Potter
The world opens up to you when you pour out goodness. The universe opens up to you when you pour out love. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Gratitude is continuous stream of goodness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Goodness without knowledge... is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous.... Both united form the noblest character and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind. Many men went a walking and many crippled men, did not. - John Phillips
Our goodness, our badness all develop from social experience, the company we keep, the things we're taught when we're young. We start with a clean slate. It's everyone else who fucks us up. - S. Walden
Goodness is the only investment that never fails. - Henry David Thoreau
Deep rooted envy is the main cause why people put you down, blame, shame, misjudge, maltreat and malign you; abusing your goodness and generosity." from the book, Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul - Angelica Hopes
Honesty will guide you to goodness, and goodness will invite you to heaven. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Every act of goodness is born from our desire to be happy. - Udai Yadla
People are simply incapable of prolonged, sustained goodness. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
People forget to understand your goodness, teach them something new. - M.F. Moonzajer
True happiness is knowing that the world is terrible, but the goodness inside you will overcome it - Bisher Zumot
Confrontation is not bad. Goodness is supposed to confront evil. - Fred Shuttlesworth
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
We want to bring light into media, we always keep that into mind... the message of love and goodness that still exists in the world... - Isabel Ruiz Lucero
To be good, see goodness in everyone. - Debasish Mridha
If we love unconditionally just like our Creator, we will awaken of the goodness in souls. - Lailah Gifty Akita
All good that you have done for the humanity, keep it like a secret; do your goodness in the shadow! Let one day others find this secret, preferably long after you have passed away! - Mehmet Murat ildan
And keep them thinking in terms of 'being good' as this is not an end so much as a means to something else —happiness, respect, self-esteem, etc… And whatever their true end is, take it away, and so goes their goodness. - Geoffrey Wood
With the glorious flames of compassion in your heart, embrace the goodness from all religions. - Abhijit Naskar
Awaken your mind from the deep sleep of ancient mysticism and make it self-conscious - power will come, glory will come, goodness will come and everything that is excellent will come. - Abhijit Naskar
One needs to be either more brave or more good, because if courage is lacking goodness can substitute, while cowardice is the deficiency of both. - Neel Burton
The goodness you receive from God is a treasure for you to share with others. - Elizabeth George
We need to let our family and our friends know this truth—God is love, and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him. —2 Nephi 26:33 - M. Russell Ballard
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