Goodness Quotes

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Do not disregard the accumulation of goodness, saying, 'This will come to nothing.' By the gradual falling of raindrops, a jar is filled. The wise man becomes full of good, even if he gathers it little by little.
Find the good and praise it.


Only the Good discerns the good.
A good man does good merely by living.
May you live all the days of your life.

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Goodness is easier to recognize than to define.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

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When good men die their goodness does not perish.
The greatest good is to do the present thing well.
Goodness is uneventful.  It does not flash, it glows.
There is neither good or bad, but thinking makes it so.


No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
Greatness has nothing to do with goodness—or very little.


True goodness is an inward grace, not an outward necessity.
Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be.  Be one.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

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The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man.
All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not the science of goodness.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

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There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long.


Goodness is a special kind of truth and beauty.  It is truth and beauty in human behavior.
And we are introduced to Goodness every day,
Even in drawing-rooms among a crowd of faults.
Whatever mitigates the woes or increases the happiness of others, this is my criterion of goodness.


That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered, acts
Of kindness and of love.

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Confidence in the goodness of others is no slight testimony to one's own goodness; and so God gladly favors it.
Content thyself to be obscurely good.
When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
The post of honor is a private station.
There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring.
A good man therefore is a standing lesson to all his acquaintance, and of far greater use in that narrow circle than a good book.
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 that I was formerly.
Situations can change; people can change. Be the first to seek to bring good. Do not grow accustomed to evil, but defeat it with good.


How delightful is the company of generous people, who overlook trifles and keep their minds instinctively fixed on whatever is good and positive in the world about them.
There never has been, and cannot be, a good life without self-control.  Apart from self-control, no good life is imaginable.  The attainment of goodness must begin with that.


Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon.  It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Make a great deal more of your right to praise the good than of your right to blame the bad.  Never let a brave and serious struggle after truth and goodness, however weak it may be, pass unrecognized.


I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

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