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Goodness quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#1. You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Goodness quotes by George W. Bush
#2. Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end, and the Lord of life holds all who die and all who mourn. #Quote by George W. Bush
Goodness quotes by John Walter Bratton
#3. My goodness, you're 60 already, already
Time is a thief
But still, you're only as old as your tongue
And a little bit older than your teeth
Have a wonderful birthday #Quote by John Walter Bratton
Goodness quotes by Ludwig Van Beethoven
#4. In whatsoever manner it be, let me turn to God and become fruitful in good works. Nothing higher exists than to approach God more than other people and from that to extend His glory among humanity.I will place all my confidence in your eternal goodness, O God! My soul shall rejoice in Thee, immutable Being. Be my rock, my light, forever my trust. #Quote by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Goodness quotes by Marianne Williamson
#5. Please enter where You already abide. May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Goodness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#6. Thank God for His goodness. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Goodness quotes by John Jay Chapman
#7. Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation. #Quote by John Jay Chapman
Goodness quotes by Mark Twain
#8. The Jabalites ... They worship no god; and if we in goodness of heart do send a missionary to show them the way of life, they listen with respect to all he hath to say, and then they eat him. This doth tend to hinder the spread of light. #Quote by Mark Twain
Goodness quotes by Marcel Proust
#9. It's odd how a person always arouses admiration for his moral qualities among the relatives of another with whom he has sexual relations. Physical love, so unjustifiably decried, makes everyone show, down to the least detail, all he has of goodness and self-sacrifice, so that he shines even in the eyes of those nearest to him. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Goodness quotes by Maggie O'Farrell
#10. The women we become after children, she typed, then stopped to adjust the angle of the paper....We change shape, she continued, we buy low-heeled shoes, we cut off our long hair, We begin to carry in our bags half-eaten rusks, a small tractor, a shred of beloved fabric, a plastic doll. We lose muscle tone, sleep, reason, persoective. Our hearts begin to live outside our bodies. They breathe, they eat, they crawl and-look!-they walk, they begin to speak to us. We learn that we must sometimes walk an inch at a time, to stop and examine every stick, every stone, every squashed tin along the way. We get used to not getting where we were going. We learn to darn, perhaps to cook, to patch knees of dungarees. We get used to living with a love that suffuses us, suffocates us, blinds us, controls us. We live, We contemplate our bodies, our stretched skin, those threads of silver around our brows, our strangely enlarged feet. We learn to look less in the mirror. We put our dry-clean-only clothes to the back of the wardrobe. Eventually we throw them away. We school ourselves to stop saying 'shit' and 'damn' and learn to say 'my goodness' and 'heavens above.' We give up smoking, we color our hair, we search the vistas of parks, swimming-pools, libraries, cafes for others of our kind. We know each other by our pushchairs, our sleepless gazes, the beakers we carry. We learn how to cool a fever, ease a cough, the four indicators of meningitis, that one must sometimes push a swing for two ho #Quote by Maggie O'Farrell
Goodness quotes by Steven Pinker
#11. Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Goodness quotes by Annie Dillard
#12. In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world's rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or name, the substrate, the ocean or matrix or ether which buoys the rest, which gives goodness its power for good, and evil its power for evil, the unified field: our complex and inexplicable caring for each other, and for our life together here. This is given. It is not learned. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Goodness quotes by Linda Howard
#13. Milla was always aware, on the dimmest edge of her consciousness that Diaz constantly watched her.
She also knew that he was a man who never gave up, who never lost sight of his goal. Exactly what his goal was wasn't always clear to her, but she had no doubt he was perfectly clear in his own mind what he wanted.
He wanted her. She knew it, and yet she couldn't imagine how they could ever be together again. The rift between them, to her, was final and absolute. He'd betrayed her in the most wounding way possible, and forgiveness evidently wasn't her strong suit. She had found that grudges weren't heavy at all; she could carry them for a very long time.
Diaz wasn't taking care of her out of the goodness of his heart. He was taking care of her the way a wolf cared for its wounded mate. #Quote by Linda Howard
Goodness quotes by Allen Mitsuo Wakabayashi
#14. The gospel is the story of a good King who has come to reign. In love, he has come to restore his justice, peace and love in a world gone mad. He has battled the enemy and won the decisive victory that will secure the enemy's defeat. And we are on the way to the day when he will reign and everything will resonate with his blazing goodness. #Quote by Allen Mitsuo Wakabayashi
Goodness quotes by Leigh Hunt
#15. I loved my friend for his gentleness, his candor, his good repute, his freedom even from my own livelier manner, his calm and reasonable kindness. It was not any particular talent that attracted me to him, or i anything striking whatsoever. I should say in one word, it was his goodness. #Quote by Leigh Hunt
Goodness quotes by Beth K. Vogt
#16. How did the supposed goodness of God not get overpowered by the world's darkness? #Quote by Beth K. Vogt
Goodness quotes by Laurence Sterne
#17. We don't love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we have done them #Quote by Laurence Sterne
Goodness quotes by Peter David
#18. and wherever they chose. The formidable Bill Sikes glowered and menaced and planned robberies. Oliver Twist - to the best of Dodger's knowledge - was lying in a ditch somewhere and might well be dead. And Nancy, that tragic woman whose fundamental goodness of femininity had been diminished and dimmed, but not destroyed, by her life as a slattern whore, was still practicing her trade #Quote by Peter David
Goodness quotes by Maria Woodworth-Etter
#19. Still I made one excuse after another, and Jesus would answer, 'Go, and I will be with you' ... Then Jesus said again, 'Go, and I will be with you.' I cried, 'Lord, I will go. Where shall I go?' And Jesus said, 'Go here, go there, wherever souls are perishing.' Praise the Lord for his wonderful goodness in revealing his word and will in such a wonderful way, to such a poor weak worm of the dust. I saw more in that vision than I could have learned in years of hard study. Praise His Holy Name. I saw that I must not depend on anything that I could do, but to look to Him for strength and wisdom. #Quote by Maria Woodworth-Etter
Goodness quotes by Sakyong Mipham
#20. Enlightened Society is all about nurturing the human spirit - waking up to the goodness, kindness and strength that we already have. #Quote by Sakyong Mipham
Goodness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#21. Use your mind to solve problems for others; your heart to feel compassion for others; your mouth to speak for others; your hands to help others; your feet to visit others; your ears to listen to others, and your life to better others. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Goodness quotes by Orson Scott Card
#22. God gives us the freedom to do great evil, if we choose. Then he uses his own freedom to create goodness out of that evil, for that is what he chooses. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Goodness quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#23. If you do goodness, do it in the name of goodness, not in the name of a religion! All goodnesses should be nameless! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Goodness quotes by Marianne Williamson
#24. Imagine how differently American business would function were our faith in the power of goodness to replace our faith in the power of money. Huge industries would no longer make billions of dollars on activities that diminish the well-being and safety of our children, our health, and our environment, on the pretext that it's "just business." To put money before goodness is idolatry, and the laws of the universe ensure that in the end all idols will fall. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Goodness quotes by Iain Pears
#25. Mr. Milton set out in his great poem to justify the ways of God to men, as he says. He has not considered one question, however: perhaps God has forbidden men to know His ways, for if they did know the full extent of His goodness, and the magnitude of our rejection of it, they would be so disheartened they would abandon all hope of redemption, and die of grief. I #Quote by Iain Pears
Goodness quotes by John Ortberg
#26. There is something you can't fix, can't heal, or can't escape, and all you can do it trust God. Finding ultimate refuge in God means you become so immersed in his presence, so convinced of his goodness, so devoted to his lordship that you find even the cave is a perfectly safe place to be because he is there with you. #Quote by John Ortberg
Goodness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#27. Your dreams give you a hundred reasons to smile.
Your successes give you a thousand reasons to smile.
Your goodness gives you a million reasons to smile.
Your love gives you a billion reasons to smile.
Your God gives you countless reasons to smile. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Goodness quotes by Amit Abraham
#28. The problem in todays world is that people lack trust in goodness. #Quote by Amit Abraham
Goodness quotes by J.C. Cooper
#29. Next to the dragon, and connected with it, water is the most frequently used symbol in Taosim. It is the strength in apparent weakness, the fluidity of life, an also symbolic of the state of coolness of judgment, acceptance and passionlessness, as opposed to the heat of argument, the friction of opposition, and the emotion of desire. Water fertilizes, refreshes and purifies and it is symbolic of gentle persuasion in government of the state and the individual. It occupies the lowest position, yet is the most powerful of forces. The highest goodness in like water. #Quote by J.C. Cooper
Goodness quotes by Kenneth Grahame
#30. No, I can't stop for sonnets; my mother is sitting up. I'll look you up tomorrow, sometime or other, and do for goodness' sake try and realise that you're a pestilential scourge, or your find yourself in a most awful fix. Good-night! #Quote by Kenneth Grahame
Goodness quotes by Stephen Batchelor
#31. I know very little with anything approaching certainty. I know that I was born, that I exist, and that I will die. For the most part, I can trust my brain's interpretation of the data presented to my senses: this is a rose, that is a car, she is my wife. I do not doubt the reality of the thoughts and emotions and impulses I experience in response to these things. . . . Yet apart from these primary perceptions, intuitions, inferences, and bits of information, the views that I hold about the things that really matter to me--meaning, truth, happiness, goodness, beauty--are finely woven tissues of belief and opinion. #Quote by Stephen Batchelor
Goodness quotes by Ron Paul
#32. We have a lot of goodness in this country. And we should promote it, but never through the barrel of a gun. We should do it by setting good standards, motivating people and have them want to emulate us. But you can't enforce our goodness, like the neocons preach, with an armed force. It doesn't work. #Quote by Ron Paul
Goodness quotes by Barbara Elsborg
#33. Taylor and Niall are watching their personal assistant prospects waiting to be interviewed.
"Leave them sitting there until one of them shows some initiative." Niall said.
Ten minutes ticked slowly by.
"I give in," Niall said. "They're all idiots."
Taylor laughed. "I'm intrigued now. How long are they going to sit there?"
"I suspect until they drop dead."
Five more minutes before Taylor heard Niall exhale in frustration, and then the door of the living room flew open and a chicken burst in.
"What the f**k?" Taylor gasped.
"Hi, everyone," the chicken said in a perky voice. "Thank goodness, I'm not too late. I had difficulty getting across the road." She laughed and then sighed when no one else joined in. They sat staring at her in mute shock. #Quote by Barbara Elsborg
Goodness quotes by Jenny Gardiner
#34. When I look at a pumpkin muffin, I see the brilliant orange glow of a sugar maple in its full autumnal glory. I see the crisp blue sky of October, so clear and restorative and reassuring. I see hayrides, and I feel Halloween just around the corner, kids dressed up in homemade costumes, bobbing for apples and awaiting trick or treat. I think of children dressed as Pilgrims in a pre-school parade, or a Thanksgiving feast, the bounty of harvest foods burdening a table with its goodness. I picture pumpkins at a farmer's market, piled happy and high, awaiting a new home where children will carve them into scary faces or mothers will bake them into a pie or stew. #Quote by Jenny Gardiner
Goodness quotes by Milan Kundera
#35. True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which is deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Goodness quotes by Najwa Zebian
#36. You turn your back on yourself when you allow every closed door to stop you from moving on to the next one. Sometimes we choose to stand at a closed door and hope that it will somehow open, although that may defy logic and although we may know deep down that no goodness will come from it. We wait. We choose to wait. We choose to have hope, and we're always scared that the door will open the second we walk away. We claim ownership over what we do not have and fear losing it, although it really never was ours. #Quote by Najwa Zebian
Goodness quotes by Udai Yadla
#37. Every act of goodness it's born from our desire to be happy. #Quote by Udai Yadla
Goodness quotes by LaDainian Tomlinson
#38. I believe a lot of players that start to think about money - 'Oh my goodness; I'm up for a new contract' - they don't have a great season because they're thinking about all these different things. Do your business on the field, and everything takes care of itself. #Quote by LaDainian Tomlinson
Goodness quotes by S.M. Boyce
#39. Where are we? -Braeden
In the deepest part of your mind, where Carden can never find you. It's the goodness you've developed despite everything, the kindness and love you're capable of even though you were born to kill. Hide here with me, and he'll never find us. -Kara #Quote by S.M. Boyce
Goodness quotes by Shampa Sharma
#40. Everything good starts with caring. #Quote by Shampa Sharma
Goodness quotes by Nathaniel Branden
#41. If we have parents who raise us with love and respect; who allow us to experience consistent and benevolent acceptance; who give us the supporting structure of reasonable rules and appropriate expectations; who do not assail us with contradictions; who do not resort to ridicule, humiliation, or physical abuse as means of controlling us; who project that they believe in our competence and goodness - we have a decent chance of internalizing their attitudes and thereby of acquiring the foundation for healthy self-esteem. #Quote by Nathaniel Branden
Goodness quotes by Adrian Rogers
#42. The worst form of badness is human goodness when human goodness becomes a substitute for the new birth. #Quote by Adrian Rogers
Goodness quotes by Stephen Charnock
#43. God doth not govern the world only by his will as an absolute monarch, but by his wisdom and goodness as a tender father. It is not his greatest pleasure to show his sovereign power, or his inconceivable wisdom, but his immense goodness, to which he makes the other attributes subservient. #Quote by Stephen Charnock
Goodness quotes by Ben Jonson
#44. There is no bounty to be showed to such
As have real goodness: Bounty is
A spice of virtue; and what virtuous act
Can take effect on them that have no power
Of equal habitude to apprehend it? #Quote by Ben Jonson
Goodness quotes by Joan Bauer
#45. It's like getting an extraordinary meal after you've been eating junk food for a long time. The taste just sweeps through your sensibilities, bringing all-out contentment, and the sheer goodness of it makes up for every bad meal you ever had. #Quote by Joan Bauer
Goodness quotes by Anonymous
#46. Your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, 6 knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, 7 godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. #Quote by Anonymous
Goodness quotes by Chris Hodges
#47. Because of our selfishness and inclination toward personal comfort and convenience, we'd rather not have to deal with constant change and uncertainty. We have difficulty reconciling the goodness of God with the mystery of his ways. #Quote by Chris Hodges
Goodness quotes by Graham Cooke
#48. Attack anything that makes you feel unworthy, inadequate, hopeless, powerless and useless. That is the evidence of the enemy. All those things need to be attacked with joy, with peace, with love and grace, with mercy, with kindness and the goodness of God. #Quote by Graham Cooke
Goodness quotes by Richard Rohr
#49. The key to entering into the Divine Exchange is never our worthiness but always God's graciousness. Any attempt to measure or increase our worthiness will always fall short, or it will force us into the position of denial and pretend, which produces the constant perception of hypocrisy in religious people.
To switch to an "economy of grace" is a switch that is very hard for humans to make. We base almost everything in human culture on achievement, performance, accomplishment, an equal exchange value, or some kind of worthiness gauge. I call it meritocracy. Unless one personally experiences a dramatic and personal breaking of the rules of merit (forgiveness or undeserved goodness), it is almost impossible to disbelieve or operate outside of its rigid logic. This cannot happen theoretically or abstractly. It cannot happen "out there" but must be known personally "in here. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Goodness quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#50. But goodness alone is never enough. A hard, cold wisdom is required for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Goodness quotes by Andy Rooney
#51. Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn't have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout. #Quote by Andy Rooney
Goodness quotes by Anne Rice
#52. I'm speaking of the character of human beings, not what they believe in. I'm speaking of those who won't accept a useless life just because they were born to it. I mean those who would be something better. They work, they sacrifice, they do things ... "
He was moved by this, and I was a little surprised that I'd said it. Yet I felt I'd had hurt him somehow.
"There is blessedness in that." I said. "There's sanctity. And God or no God, there is goodness in it. I know this the way I know the mountains are out there, that the stars shine. #Quote by Anne Rice
Goodness quotes by Lewis N. Roe
#53. God's being good does not somehow magically make all Christians good. #Quote by Lewis N. Roe
Goodness quotes by Claude Monet
#54. One day I am satisfied, the next day I find it all bad; still I hope that some day I will find some of them good. #Quote by Claude Monet
Goodness quotes by Eric Gill
#55. If you look after truth and goodness, beauty looks after herself. #Quote by Eric Gill
Goodness quotes by Billy Graham
#56. [Christ's] goodness is still a rebuke to our badness; His purity still shows up our impurities; His sinlessness still reveals our sinfulness; and unless we allow [Jesus] to destroy the evil within us, the evil within us still wants to destroy Him. This is the conflict of the ages. #Quote by Billy Graham
Goodness quotes by C. G. Jung
#57. though you want to flee from yourself so as not to have to live what remains unlived until now.56 But you cannot flee from yourself. It is with you all the time and demands fulfillment. If you pretend to be blind and dumb to this demand, you feign being blind and deaf to yourself. This way you will never reach the knowledge of the heart. The knowledge of your heart is how your heart is. From a cunning heart you will know cunning. From a good heart you will know goodness. So that your understanding becomes perfect, consider that your heart is both good and evil. You ask, "What? Should I also live evil?" The spirit of the depths demands: "The life that you could still live, you should live. Well-being decides, not your well-being, not the well-being of the others, but only well-being. #Quote by C. G. Jung
Goodness quotes by Max Lucado
#58. Confession is a radical reliance on grace. A proclamation of our trust in God's goodness. "What I did was bad," we acknowledge, "but your grace is greater than my sin, so I confess it." If our understanding of grace is small, our confession will be small: reluctant, hesitant, hedged with excuses and qualifications, full of fear of punishment. But great grace creates an honest confession. #Quote by Max Lucado
Goodness quotes by Morris Dees
#59. The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world. #Quote by Morris Dees
Goodness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#60. Genius has infused itself into nature. It indicates itself by a small excess of good, a small balance in brute facts always favorable to the side of reason. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goodness quotes by Steven Galloway
#61. Arrow let the slow pulse of the vibrating strings flood into her. She felt the lament raise a lump in her throat, fought back tears. She inhaled sharp and fast. Her eyes watered, and the notes ascended the scale. The men on the hills, the men in the city, herself, none of them had the right to do the things they'd done. It had never happened. It could not have happened. But she knew these notes. They had become a part of her. They told her that everything had happened exactly as she knew it had, and that nothing could be done about it. No grief or rage or noble act could undo it. But it could all have been stopped. It was possible. The men on the hills didn't have to be murderers. Then men in the city didn't have to lower themselves to fight their attackers. She didn't have to be filled with hatred. The music demanded that she remember this, that she know to a certainity that the world still held the capacity for goodness. The notes were proof of that. #Quote by Steven Galloway
Goodness quotes by Steven Biko
#62. We believe in the inherent goodness of man. #Quote by Steven Biko
Goodness quotes by Jeannine Allison
#63. You're the rose in a world full of thorns, and the rainbow at the end of a storm. You're the light people crawl through darkness for. You're the good that balances out all the bad. #Quote by Jeannine Allison
Goodness quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#64. All "months" work together for the good of those who love the Lord! ... all the days of this month will work together for your goodness! #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Goodness quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#65. What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Goodness quotes by Rachel Caine
#66. Goodness,' Myrnin said quietly. 'I don't think I should be watching this. I don't think I'm old enough. #Quote by Rachel Caine
Goodness quotes by Anne Bronte
#67. God is Infinite Wisdom, and Power, and Goodness - and LOVE; but if this idea is too vast for your human faculties - if your mind loses itself in its overwhelming infinitude, fix it on Him who condescended to take our nature upon Him, who was raised to Heaven even in His glorified human body, in whom the fulness of the Godhead shines. #Quote by Anne Bronte
Goodness quotes by Victor Hugo
#68. There are men who work hard, digging for gold: he worked hard, digging for pity. The misery of the world was his mine. Pain everywhere was an occasion for goodness always. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Goodness quotes by Madame De Stael
#69. Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them. #Quote by Madame De Stael
Goodness quotes by Susan Anne Mason
#70. I hope you also know that your heavenly Father loves you unconditionally and without limit. You are a treasured child of God, most worthy of all goodness that comes into your life. And definitely worthy of a fine man like Nolan. ~Aunt Iris to Hannah #Quote by Susan Anne Mason
Goodness quotes by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
#71. If we are able to meet these two requirements - regularity in meditation and leading a good life in society, day-to-day a good life - then nothing would be unattainable by us. #Quote by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Goodness quotes by Abbie Emmons
#72. Well?' he asks when I don't open my eyes and silently savor the goodness. 'What do you taste?'

I smile despite myself. 'The most amazing waffles under the sun. #Quote by Abbie Emmons
Goodness quotes by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#73. I declare, Indians are getting so thick around here that I can't look up without seeing one."
As she spoke she looked up, and there stood an Indian. He stood in the doorway, looking at them, and they had not heard a sound.
"Goodness!" Ma gasped. #Quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Goodness quotes by J.K. Rowling
#74. The Death Eaters were waiting for us," Harry told her. "We were surrounded the moment we took off - they knew it was tonight - I don't know what happened to anyone else, four of them chased us, it was all we could do to get away, and then Voldemort caught up with us - "
He could hear the self-justifying note in his voice, the plea for her to understand why he did not know what had happened to her sons, but
"Thank goodness you're all right," she said, pulling him into a hug he did not feel he deserved.
"Haven't go' any brandy, have yeh, Molly?" asked Hagrid a little shakily. "Fer medicinal purposes?"
She could have summoned it by magic, but as she hurried back toward the crooked house, Harry knew that she wanted to hide her face. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Goodness quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis
#75. The highest point a man can attain is not Knowledge, or Virtue, or Goodness, or Victory, but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe! #Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis
Goodness quotes by Julie Klassen
#76. And that love letter you wrote," Rowan added helpfully. "Signing it with another chap's name." Emma Smallwood's eyes widened, and she turned to look at him, brows high. Henry felt his neck heat. His cravat seemed suddenly far too tight. "That's right," Phillip nodded as the memory returned to him. "Pugsworth, was it not?" Julian grinned at Miss Smallwood, clearly enjoying himself. "Did you really think this Pugsworth fellow in love with you?" Heaven help him, Henry hoped she wouldn't burst into disillusioned tears. Not all these years later. And not over Milton Pugsworth. But Miss Smallwood remained her imperturbable self. "Goodness no," she said. "For all his faults, Mr. Pugsworth spelled exceptionally well and had the neatest hand I ever saw. Your brother, on the other hand, never did learn to spell. And I recognized his sloppy scratchings the moment I saw them." Phillip gave her a long look of amused approval. "Bravo, Emma. #Quote by Julie Klassen
Goodness quotes by Jane Austen
#77. If you were to give me forty such men, I never could be so happy as you. Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness. No, no, let me shift for myself; and, perhaps, if I have very good luck, I may meet with another Mr. Collins in time. #Quote by Jane Austen
Goodness quotes by Aristotle.
#78. Since the branch of philosophy on which we are at present engaged differs from the others in not being a subject of merely intellectual interest - I mean we are not concerned to know what goodness essentially is, but how we are to become good men, for this alone gives the study its practical value - we must apply our minds to the solution of the problems of conduct. #Quote by Aristotle.
Goodness quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#79. For table-talk, I prefer the pleasant and witty before the learned and the grave; in bed, beauty before goodness. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Goodness quotes by J.G. Holland
#80. Everything good in a man thrives best when properly recognized. #Quote by J.G. Holland
Goodness quotes by Thomas Sprat
#81. Forever all goodness will be most charming; forever all wickedness will be most odious. #Quote by Thomas Sprat
Goodness quotes by Bryant McGill
#82. The acceptable is unacceptable. The truth is a lie. The good is pure evil. Even freedom has become a prison. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Goodness quotes by Larissa Ione
#83. You're a pure, holy angel of goodness, and I'm Satan's evil whore of a daughter. So yeah, we can't work. Thanks for pointing that out, Captain Obvious. But we can fuck. #Quote by Larissa Ione
Goodness quotes by Laiah Gifty Akita
#84. May the goodness of God's face forever shine on our path. #Quote by Laiah Gifty Akita
Goodness quotes by Greg Forster
#85. I think the failure of The American church to affirm the goodness of civilizational life is our greatest failing today. #Quote by Greg Forster
Goodness quotes by Dalai Lama
#86. I believe all religions pursue the same goals, that of cultivating human goodness and bringing happiness to all human beings. Though the means may appear different, the ends are the same. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Goodness quotes by Leah Raeder
#87. No pretensions of goodness, of trying to do the right thing. We'd both wanted to embrace this fucked-up thing between us. #Quote by Leah Raeder
Goodness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#88. All men, in the abstract, are just and good; what hinders them, in the particular, is, the momentary predominance of the finite and individual over the general truth. The condition of our incarnation in a private self, seems to be, a perpetual tendency to prefer the private law, to obey the private impulse, to the exclusion of the law of the universal being. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goodness quotes by Margaret Clarkson
#89. On accepting adversity in our lives: Always it is initiated by an act of will on our part; we set ourselves to believe in the overruling goodness, providence, and sovereignty of God and refuse to turn aside no matter what may come, no matter how we may feel. I mistakenly thought I could not trust God unless I felt like trusting Him. Now I am learning that trusting God is first of all a matter of the will. I choose to trust in God, and my feelings eventually follow. #Quote by Margaret Clarkson
Goodness quotes by John Steinbeck
#90. There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you - of kindness and consideration and respect - not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn't know you had.
John Steinbeck in Steinbeck: A Life in Letters #Quote by John Steinbeck
Goodness quotes by Lindsay C. Gibson
#91. Remember, your goodness as a person isn't based on how much you give in relationships, and it isn't selfish to set limits on people who keep on taking. #Quote by Lindsay C. Gibson
Goodness quotes by Emily Bronte
#92. 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. #Quote by Emily Bronte
Goodness quotes by Oswald Chambers
#93. The entrance into the Kingdom is through the panging pains of repentance crashing into a man's respectable goodness; then the Holy Ghost, who produces these agonies begins the formation of the Son God in the life. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Goodness quotes by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
#94. We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness. #Quote by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Goodness quotes by Friedrich A. Hayek
#95. What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one's conviction by sacrificing one's desires to what one thinks right. Only were we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good things have no title to praise. As Milton said: "If every action which is good or evil in a man of ripe years were under pittance an prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise should then be due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?"
Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily re-created in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, #Quote by Friedrich A. Hayek
Goodness quotes by Anne Rice
#96. I wanted love and goodness in this which is living death,' I said. 'It was impossible from the beginning, because you cannot have love and goodness when you do what you know to be evil, what you know to be wrong. You can only have the desperate confusion and longing and the chasing of phantom goodness in its human form. I knew the real answer to my quest before I ever reached Paris. I knew it when I first took a human life to feed my craving. It was my death. And yet I would not accept it, could not accept it, because like all creatures I don't wish to die! And so I sought for other vampires, for God, for the devil, for a hundred things under a hundred names. And it was all the same, all evil. And all wrong. Because no one could in any guise convince me of what I myself knew to be ture, that I was damned in my own mind and soul. #Quote by Anne Rice
Goodness quotes by Lao-Tzu
#97. The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours. #Quote by Lao-Tzu
Goodness quotes by Zachary Taylor
#98. In conclusion I congratulate you, my fellow-citizens, upon the high state of prosperity to which the goodness of Divine Providence has conducted our common country. Let us invoke a continuance of the same protecting care which has led us from small beginnings to the eminence we this day occupy #Quote by Zachary Taylor
Goodness quotes by Kellie Lane
#99. Let us pray: Most gracious and heavenly Father, we thank You, Lord God, for Your goodness. We celebrate life today, right where we are. Father, we acknowledge that nothing compares to You. There is nobody greater than You, O God. You and You alone are worthy of our praise. Thank You for this time of testing. Thank You for perfecting that which concerns us. Thank You for promising to complete that which You have started. Thank You for allowing us to trade in our spirits of heaviness for garments of praise. Hallelujah! We have prayed. Amen. #Quote by Kellie Lane
Goodness quotes by Rand Paul
#100. I've been fighting amidst a lot of opposition from both Hillary Clinton as well as some Republicans who wanted to send arms to the allies of ISIS. ISIS rides around in a billion dollars worth of U.S. Humvees. It's a disgrace. We've got to stop - we shouldn't fund our enemies, for goodness sakes. #Quote by Rand Paul
Goodness quotes by Niall Williams
#101. Goodness provokes bitchiness. It's mathematical. It's somewhere in the human genes. Any number of lovely poeple are married to horrible ones. Read Middlemarch (Book 989, George Eliot, Penguin Classics, London) if you don't believe me. There's something in me that just can't let it be. Goodness is a tidy bow you just can't help wanting to pull loose. #Quote by Niall Williams
Goodness quotes by Henri Nouwen
#102. I can choose to grateful when I am criticized, even when my heart still responds in bitterness. I can choose to speak about goodness and beauty, even when my inner eye still looks for someone to accuse or something to call ugly. #Quote by Henri Nouwen
Goodness quotes by Chila Woychik
#103. Let's face it: suffering discredits goodness. I'm agnostic in practice though faith-based in theory. I used to pray but now know he'll do what he darn well pleases when he darn well pleases. Will he listen? Maybe. We have a book that says so, but how much happens beyond that book, I can't say. That's agnosticism in its bleakest and most honest form. Don't judge me, yet believe me when I tell you that years of abuse tend to wring out every ounce of one's ability to understand and adhere to faith in standard form. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Goodness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#104. Truth is the first thing to be sought for, and Beauty and Goodness will then be added unto you. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Goodness quotes by Chris Bohjalian
#105. The world is filled with human toxins
not the darkness that we all occasionally crave, but actually people who are so unwilling to bask in the angelic light that is offered us all that they grow poisonous
and you can pray for their eventual recovery and healing. And sometimes those prayers will be answered. But sometimes these individuals have been vaccinated against goodness and against angels and they are so unwilling to give an inch to their God that often they never (and I use this expression absolutely literally) see the light. #Quote by Chris Bohjalian
Goodness quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#106. Always God's goodness is the ground of our expectation. #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Goodness quotes by Virginia Woolf
#107. So, thought Septimus, looking up, they are signalling to me. Not indeed in actual words; that is, he could not read the language yet; but it was plain enough, this beauty, this exquisite beauty, and tears filled his eyes as he looked at the smoke words languishing and melting in the sky and bestowing upon him in their inexhaustible charity and laughing goodness one shape after another of unimaginable beauty and signalling their intention to provide him, for nothing, for ever, for looking merely, with beauty, more beauty! Tears ran down his cheeks. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Goodness quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#108. By the way, I've just learned that Countess Ramsay and her daughter Miss Darvin wish to come for a visit. We received a letter from them earlier today."
"The devil you say!" Leo was outraged. "For what purpose? To gloat? Take inventory? I've still got a year left before they can lay claim to the place."
"Perhaps they wish to make peace and find an acceptable solution for all of us," Win suggested.
Win was always inclined to think the best of people and believe in the essential goodness of human nature. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Goodness quotes by Mark Fisher
#109. Sure, they say, we may not live in a condition of perfect Goodness. But we're lucky that we don't live in a condition of Evil. Our democracy is not perfect. But it's better than the bloody dictatorships. Capitalism is unjust. But it's not criminal like Stalinism. We let millions of Africans die of AIDS, but we don't make racist nationalist declarations like Milosevic. We kill Iraqis with our airplanes, but we don't cut their throats with machetes like they do in Rwanda, etc. #Quote by Mark Fisher
Goodness quotes by A.G. Howard
#110. It's so hard for me to accept the good in him. #Quote by A.G. Howard
Goodness quotes by John Stuart Mill
#111. Such is the facility with which mankind believe at one and the same time things inconsistent with one another, and so few are those who draw from what they receive as truths, any consequences but those recommended to them by their feelings, that multitudes have held the undoubting belief in an Omnipotent Author of Hell, and have nevertheless identified that being with the one best conception they were able to form of perfect goodness. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Goodness quotes by R.J. Palacio
#112. If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary
the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, ... someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God ... or whatever politically correct spiritual representation of universal goodness you happen to believe in. #Quote by R.J. Palacio
Goodness quotes by Pam Grout
#113. You can enlarge the conversation by taking your focus off the negative and noticing all the things that are going right, taking a stand for the goodness of humanity. #Quote by Pam Grout
Goodness quotes by Horatius Bonar
#114. Faith is the acknowledgment of the entire absence of all goodness in us, and the recognition of the cross as the substitute for all the want on our part. Faith saves, because it owns the complete salvation of another, and not because it contributes anything to that salvation. #Quote by Horatius Bonar
Goodness quotes by Kerri Maniscalco
#115. Monsters were supposed to be scary and ugly. They weren't supposed to hide behind friendly smiles and well-trimmed hair. Goodness, twisted as it might be, was not meant to be locked away in an icy heart and anxious exterior. #Quote by Kerri Maniscalco
Goodness quotes by Mary Downing Hahn
#116. What's the meaning of this?" Papa strode toward us. "You've disturbed the entire household, Andrew."
Mama gripped his arm. "For goodness sake, Henry, don't frighten the child. Haven't you done enough damage? I told you not to whip him!"
Papa made an effort to calm down. Taking a deep breath, he squatted in front of me. "What's troubling you, son?" he asked. "Surely a spanking didn't cause this."
Aching with sadness, I put my arms around his neck. I'd won, I'd finally beaten Andrew. I'd thought I'd be happy, but I wasn't. "I don't want to leave you and Mama," I sobbed.
Papa held me tight. "Now, now," he said. "Where did you get such a silly notion? You aren't going anywhere."
While Papa comforted me, Andrew climbed onto his father's shoulders, piggyback style. No one saw him but me. No one heard him say, "Hush Drew, you're shaming me in front of everyone."
Ignorant of Andrew's presence, Papa shivered. "Fall's coming. Feel the nip in the air?"
Hannah and Theo were waiting for us at the bottom of the steps. "Mama," Theo whispered, "is Andrew sick again?"
Mama shook her head, but Theo looked unconvinced. Slipping his hand in Hannah's, he watched Papa lay me on my bed.
On the other side of the room, Andrew took a seat in the rocking chair. It was obvious he didn't enjoy being invisible. Staring at Hannah and Theo, he rocked the chair vigorously. When that didn't get their attention, he sang "I've Been Working on the Railroad" at the top #Quote by Mary Downing Hahn
Goodness quotes by John Donne
#117. Good is not good, unless A thousand it possess, But doth waste with greediness. #Quote by John Donne
Goodness quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#118. We never are too old for this, my dear, because it is a play we are playing all the time in one way or another. Out burdens are here, our road is before us, and the longing for goodness and happiness is the guide that leads us through many troubles and mistakes to the peace which is a true Celestial City. Now, my little pilgrims, suppose you begin again, not in play, but in earnest, and see how far on you can get before Father comes home. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Goodness quotes by Foz Meadows
#119. We think of men as antiheroes, as capable of occupying an intense and fascinating moral grey area; of being able to fall, and rise, and fall again, but still be worthy of love on some fundamental level, because if it was the world and its failings that broke them, then we surely must owe them some sympathy. But women aren't allowed to be broken by the world; or if we are, it's the breaking that makes us villains. Wronged women turn into avenging furies, inhuman and monstrous: once we cross to the dark side, we become adversaries to be defeated, not lost souls in need of mending. Which is what happens, when you let benevolent sexism invest you in the idea that women are humanity's moral guardians and men its native renegades: because if female goodness is only ever an inherent quality – something we're born both with and to be – then once lost, it must necessarily be lost forever, a severed limb we can't regrow. Whereas male goodness, by virtue of being an acquired quality – something bestowed through the kindness of women, earned through right action or learned through struggle – can just as necessarily be gained and lost multiple times without being tarnished, like a jewel we might pawn in hardship, and later reclaim. #Quote by Foz Meadows
Goodness quotes by Gregory David Roberts
#120. The strength and wildness and will that I found in him were more and better than all the truth and goodness in the world. I pledged myself to him as brother and friend no matter what he'd done and no matter what he was. #Quote by Gregory David Roberts
Goodness quotes by Walt Whitman
#121. And now it [grass] seems to me the beautiful uncut hair of graves,
Tenderly will I use you curling grass,
It may be you transpire from the breasts of young men,
It may be if I had known them I would have loved them,
It may be you from old people, or from offspring taken soon out of their
mother's laps,
And here you are the mothers' laps.
- Song of Myself: 6 #Quote by Walt Whitman
Goodness quotes by R. Lee Smith
#122. I will say that you were Olivia, that you were your own self throughout. That you were courageous and you were good. And…And being good can be so much harder that just being brave. Let them love you for your courage. I love your goodness best. #Quote by R. Lee Smith
Goodness quotes by Julieanne O'Connor
#123. Non-attachment grounded in faith allows good to return to you. #Quote by Julieanne O'Connor
Goodness quotes by Pythagoras
#124. A good Soul hath neither too great joy, nor too great sorrow: for it rejoiceth in goodness; and it sorroweth in wickedness. By the means whereof, when it beholdeth all things, and seeth the good and bad so mingled together, it can neither rejoice greatly; nor be grieved with over much sorrow. #Quote by Pythagoras
Goodness quotes by Jane Austen
#125. Admiral Croft's manners were not quite of the tone to suit Lady Russell, but they delighted Anne. His goodness of heart and simplicity of character were irresistible. #Quote by Jane Austen
Goodness quotes by Chris Tomlin
#126. You lead me and keep me from falling. You carry me close to Your heart. And surely Your goodness and mercy will follow me. #Quote by Chris Tomlin
Goodness quotes by Mae West
#127. Goodness had nothing to do with it. #Quote by Mae West
Goodness quotes by Marianne Williamson
#128. Try to see the good in others. When you're tempted to judge someone, make an effort to see their goodness. Your willingness to look for the best in people will subconsciously bring it forth. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Goodness quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#129. Humans can be as good as they can be bad. Because goodness and evil both are biological traits of the mind. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Goodness quotes by Margrethe II Of Denmark
#130. There are, of course, always painters whom I admire and find fascinating. I've often thought, 'Goodness, if I could paint like the Danish Golden Age painters, the early 19th century painters, the way they could paint a landscape - absolutely beautiful.' #Quote by Margrethe II Of Denmark
Goodness quotes by Karl Lagerfeld
#131. I'm rather pro-prostitution, I admire people who do it. It can't be much fun. Thank goodness for it. People need relief or they become murderers. #Quote by Karl Lagerfeld
Goodness quotes by Philip Pullman
#132. Waste of time," said the leper. "There's a dozen or more beggars who come here every day, pretending to be cripples, hiring themselves out to the holy men. A couple of drachmas and they'll swear they've been crippled or blind for years then stage a bloody miraculous recovery. Holy men? Healers? Don't make me laugh."
"But this man is different," said Christ.
"I remember him," said the blind man. "Jesus. He come here on the sabbath, like a fool. The priests wouldn't let him heal anyone on sabbath. He should've known that."
"But he did heal someone," said the lame man. "Old Hiram. You remember that. He told him to take up his bed and walk."
"Bloody rubbish," said the blind man. "Hiram went as far as the temple gate, then he lay down and went on begging. Old Sarah told me. He said what was the use of taking his living away? Begging was the only thing he knew how to do. You and your blether about goodness," he said, turning to Christ, "where's the goodness in throwing an old man out into the street without a trade, without a home, without a penny? Eh? That Jesus is asking too much of people."
"But he was good," said the lame man. "I don't care what you say. You could feel it, you could see it in his eyes."
"I never saw it," said the blind man. #Quote by Philip Pullman
Goodness quotes by Traci LaRussa
#133. If there is anything I have learned, it is this - we must seek truth and goodness and stop stroking the ego of a crowd. In the words of C.S. Lewis, "Courage, dear heart. #Quote by Traci LaRussa
Goodness quotes by Clarence Darrow
#134. Robert G. Ingersoll was a great man. a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men of the earth -- and yet we have no right to bow down to his memory simply because he was great. Great orators, great soldiers, great lawyers, often use their gifts for a most unholy cause. We meet to pay a tribute of love and respect to Robert G. Ingersoll because he used his matchless power for the good of man.

{Darrow's eulogy for Ingersoll at his funeral} #Quote by Clarence Darrow
Goodness quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#135. What is the message that wild animals bring, the message that seems to say everything and nothing? What is this message that is wordless, that is nothing more or less than the animals themselves- that the world is wild, that life is unpredictable in its goodness and its danger, that the world is larger than your imagination. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Goodness quotes by Kate Quinn
#136. Goodness," Marcella said at last. "I know you'd do anything to avoid Tullia's dinner party, but suicide seems a little extreme. #Quote by Kate Quinn
Goodness quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
#137. Nature never gives to a living thing capacities not particularly meant for its benefit and use. If Nature gives to us capacities to believe that we have a Creator whom we never saw, of whom we have no direct proof, who is kind and good and tender beyond all that we know of kindness and goodness and tenderness on earth, it is because the endowment of capacities to conceive a Being must be for our benefit and use; it would not be for our benefit and use if it were a lie. #Quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Goodness quotes by Adil Salahi
#138. ...What remains to be said is that no portrait of the Prophet's character will do him justice. He was superior to anything we can imagine. Perhaps the description that comes closest to the truth is that he was "the teacher of perfect goodness." May God reward him well for having taught that perfect goodness to humanity. #Quote by Adil Salahi
Goodness quotes by Chinonye J. Chidolue
#139. Giving is not favor; it's a form of self-reparation. #Quote by Chinonye J. Chidolue
Goodness quotes by MaryJanice Davidson
#140. Here I am, just wandering down a deserted street in the middle of the night. I hope I don't run into any trouble. Goodness, that would just ruin my whole evening. I strolled and hummed, trying to project Innocent Victim. #Quote by MaryJanice Davidson
Goodness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#141. Give up good to welcome great. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Goodness quotes by Steve Goodier
#142. When beauty lives in the heart, it doesn't need to show up anywhere else. #Quote by Steve Goodier
Goodness quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#143. The sun has a sense of all-pervasive brilliance, which does not discriminate in the slightest. It is the goodness that exists in a situation, in oneself, and in one's world, which is expressed without doubt, hesitation, or regret. The sun principle also includes the notion of blessings descending upon us and creating sacred world. It also represents clarity, without doubt. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Goodness quotes by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
#144. There is within each one of us a potential for goodness beyond our imagining; for giving which seeks no reward; for listening without judgment; for loving unconditionally. #Quote by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Goodness quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#145. Where are there any records of God's goodness so easy to understand as the blessings which God has strewn abroad for man's happiness? Where is there any book of the law so clear to each man as that written in his heart? What sacrifices equal the self-denials which loving men and women make for one another? And what altar can be compared with the heart of a good man, on which God Himself accepts the sacrifice? #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Goodness quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#146. Evil is thus a kind of parasite on goodness. If there were no good by which to measure things, evil could not exist. Men sometimes forget this, and say, there is so much evil in the world that there cannot be a God. They are forgetting that, if there were no God, they would have no way of distinguishing evil from goodness. The very concept of evil admits and recognizes a Standard, a Whole, a Rule, an Order. Nobody would say that his automobile was out of order if he did not have a conception of how an automobile ought to run. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Goodness quotes by Max Lucado
#147. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. PSALM 23:6 NKJV #Quote by Max Lucado
Goodness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#148. The sun never sets on the land of truth. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Goodness quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#149. The detail over which these monks went mad with joy was the universe itself;
the only thing really worthy of enjoyment. The white daylight shone
over all the world, the endless forests stood up in their order. The lightning awoke and the tree fell and the sea gathered into mountains and the ship went down, and all these disconnected and meaningless and terrible objects were all part of one dark and fearful conspiracy of goodness, one merciless scheme of mercy. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Goodness quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#150. A man is not a good man to me because he will feed me if I should be starving, or warm me if I should be freezing, or pull me out of a ditch if I should ever fall into one.
I can find you a Newfoundland dog that will do as much ...
His goodness must not be a partial or transitory act, but a constant superfluity, which costs him nothing and of which he is unconscious #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Goodness quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#151. You'll always have to deal with bastards, being lied to, deceived, slandered and ridiculed, but that's to be expected and you must thank heaven when you meet the exception. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Goodness quotes by Ludwig Van Beethoven
#152. In praise of Thy goodness I must confess that Thou didst try with all Thy means to draw me to Thee. Sometimes it pleased Thee to let me feel the heavy hand of Thy displeasure and to humiliate my proud heart by manifold castigations. Sickness and misfortune didst Thou send upon me to turn my thoughts to my errantries.-One thing, only, O Father, do I ask: cease not to labor for my betterment. In whatsoever manner it be, let me turn to Thee and become fruitful in good works. #Quote by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Goodness quotes by Rick Riordan
#153. Hermes smiled. "I knew a boy once ... oh, younger than you by far. A mere baby, really."
Here we go again, George said. Always talking about himself.
Quiet! Martha snapped. Do you want to get set on vibrate?
Hermes ignored them. "One night, when this boy's mother wasn't watching, he sneaked out of their cave and stole some cattle that belonged to Apollo."
"Did he get blasted to tiny pieces?" I asked.
"Hmm ... no. Actually, everything turned out quite well. To make up for his theft, the boy gave Apollo an instrument he'd invented-a lyre. Apollo was so enchanted with the music that he forgot all about being angry."
So what's the moral?"
"The moral?" Hermes asked. "Goodness, you act like it's a fable. It's a true story. Does truth have a moral?"
"Um ..."
"How about this: stealing is not always bad?"
"I don't think my mom would like that moral."
Rats are delicious, suggested George.
What does that have to do with the story? Martha demanded.
Nothing, George said. But I'm hungry.
"I've got it," Hermes said. "Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment. How's that? #Quote by Rick Riordan
Goodness quotes by Isaac Barrow
#154. There do remain dispersed in the soil of human nature divers seeds of goodness, of benignity, of ingenuity, which, being cherished, excited, and quickened by good culture, do, by common experience, thrust out flowers very lovely, and yield fruits very pleasant of virtue and goodness. #Quote by Isaac Barrow
Goodness quotes by Gwenda Bond
#155. Sometimes, if you have faith in people they'll surprise you. Mom and Dad taught me that. Risk is the price of believing most people want to be good. #Quote by Gwenda Bond
Goodness quotes by David S. Baxter
#156. The gospel teaches us that though we may have lost a battle or two, the war is not yet over. With the Lord's help and the hope of the gospel, we can win out in the end. Truth ultimately triumphs over falsehood. Evil is overwhelmed by goodness. Sin, however extreme it may have been, can give way to cleansing and refreshing forgiveness. This is the great hope of the gospel, centered as it is in the life, mission and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. #Quote by David S. Baxter
Goodness quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#157. The Dalai Lama has said: "My religion is kindness." If we all adopted such a stance and embodied it in thought and action, inner and outer peace would be immediate, for in reality they are never not present, only obscured, waiting to be discovered. This is the work and the power of lovingkindness, the embrace that allows no separation between self, others, and events - the affirmation and honoring of a core goodness in others and in oneself. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Goodness quotes by Bryant McGill
#158. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Goodness quotes by Stephen King
#159. It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a tremendous cost. #Quote by Stephen King
Goodness quotes by Dennis Prager
#160. I can't think of a greater single vehicle to goodness and a better world than if everyone battled their own natures #Quote by Dennis Prager
Goodness quotes by Aldous Huxley
#161. It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Goodness quotes by Martin Luther
#162. In accusing me of being a damnable sinner, you are cutting your own throat, Satan. You are reminding me of God's fatherly goodness toward me, that He so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. In calling me a sinner, Satan, you really comfort me above measure. #Quote by Martin Luther
Goodness quotes by Sylvia Boorstein
#163. I know whether or not I am confused most readily by noticing
being mindful of
my capacity for feeling caring concern ... when I feel myself in caring connection
encouraging, consoling, or appreciating
I feel the twin pleasures of clarity and goodness. It doesn't matter if the connection I feel is to myself or a person I know or people I don't know or even the whole world. The lively impulse of caring is what counts. [p. 20] #Quote by Sylvia Boorstein
Goodness quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#164. If nobody in the world were to think that I am a good person; I wouldn't care! I am aware of the fact that goodness does not materialise due to popular opinion! Goodness in fact is a state of the heart, and the heart is something that is only seen by those who have good enough eyes to see it. I am in fact more interested in being good; than in maintaining the appearance of goodness. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Goodness quotes by Vineet Raj Kapoor
#165. To make your Opinion Count,
you have to do something more
than just making Money. #Quote by Vineet Raj Kapoor
Goodness quotes by William Tyndale
#166. the most clear evidence and assurance of the truth and goodness in these holy things of Christ and the new creature arises out of themselves, as light follows from the body of the Sun, without the contusion or compulsion of an harsh arguments. And by a holy sympathy a regenerate heart entertains with infinite delight these precious and holy truths. Arguments and syllogisms make a great noise in the world. I think they are like that appearance in Horeb to the prophet Elijah when the great and strong wind broke the mountains and broke in pieces all the rocks. But it is said, the Lord was not found in the wind, nor in the earthquake, nor in the fire, but He was in the still, small voice. Lux spiritus santi est lenis luxs, persundens sementibus, the Holy Spirit does gently hover over the soul and brood upon it. Heavenly doctrine falls down upon the spirits of men, not like a mighty violent rain, but like a shower of oil, like a sweet honey-dew. #Quote by William Tyndale
Goodness quotes by Rebecca Gordon
#167. The Black Woman is amazingly strong, truly powerful, deeply visionary, has incredible worth and much love and goodness within that she is willing to share. She is to be honoured, yet must begin first to see and honour all of this (and much more) within and about herself. Let us see this more in who we truly are and live, when we do, we will attract more of the greatness that we absolutely deserve. #Quote by Rebecca Gordon
Goodness quotes by Robert Goolrick
#168. It was a story of people who don't choose life over death until it's too late to know the difference, people whose goodness is forgotten, left behind like a child's toy in a dusty playroom, people who see many things and remember only a handful of the them and learn from even fewer, people who hurt themselves, who wreck their own lives and then go on to wreck the lives of those around them, who cannot be helped or assuaged by love or kindness or luck or charm, who forget kindness, the feeling and practice of it, and how it can save even the worst, most misshapen life from despair. It was just a story about despair. #Quote by Robert Goolrick
Goodness quotes by Dennis Potter
#169. A bad act done will fester and create in its own way. It's not only goodness that creates. Bad things create. They have their own yeast. #Quote by Dennis Potter
Goodness quotes by Elyse Fitzpatrick
#170. The depressed don't simply need to feel better. They need a Redeemer who says, "Take heart, my son, my daughter; what you really need has been supplied. Life no longer need be about your goodness, success, righteousness, or failure. I've given you something infinitely more valuable than good feelings: your sins are forgiven." #Quote by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Goodness quotes by Francisco X. Stork
#171. Thoughts are clouds, Vicky. They are not you. The cloud of wanting to die appears, and if you don't grab it, it will eventually float away. The cloud that says I'm lazy and a coward and a phony to boot floats before you, and you can calmly watch it come and go. You are not the clouds or even the blue sky where clouds live. You are the sun behind them, giving light to all, and the sun is made up of goodness and kindness and life. #Quote by Francisco X. Stork
Goodness quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#172. Well, now I tell you, I never seen good come o' goodness yet. Him as strikes first is my fancy; dead men don't bite; them's my views - amen, so be it. And #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Goodness quotes by John Calvin
#173. Faith was a gift of God whose main function was to create in man a certain knowledge of God's goodness toward us. The #Quote by John Calvin
Goodness quotes by Dan Pearce
#174. Every time we look at the clock, we must learn to feel a sense of urgency. We must learn to realize that "now" is happening and will very soon be gone. We must look at the digits on the display and be overcome with an urge to do something before those digits change. Before "now" slips through our fingers. We must look at the ink on the calendar and see an immediate opportunity to do something wonderful, incredible, or beautiful.
It's that simple. We need to change our thinking from "when the number changes" to "before the number changes". #Quote by Dan Pearce
Goodness quotes by Confucius
#175. True goodness springs from a man's own heart. All men are born good. #Quote by Confucius
Goodness quotes by Zoe Heller
#176. But about the drip drip of long-haul, no-end-in-sight solitude, they know nothing. They don't know what it is to construct an entire weekend around a visit to the laundrette. Or to sit in a darkened flat on Halloween night, because you can't bear to expose your bleak evening to a crowd of jeering trick-or-treaters. Or to have the librarian smile pityingly and say, 'Goodness, you're a quick reader!' when you bring back seven books, read from cover to cover, a week after taking them out. They don't know what it is to be so chronically untouched that the accidental brush of a bus conductor's hand on your shoulder sends a jolt of longing straight to your groin. #Quote by Zoe Heller
Goodness quotes by Dallas Willard
#177. To glorify God means to think and act in such a way that the goodness, greatness, and beauty of God are constantly obvious to ourselves and all those around us.
It means to live in such a way that when people see us they think, Thank God for God, if God would create such a life. #Quote by Dallas Willard
Goodness quotes by T. Greenwood
#178. I feel my skin growing warm. But it isn't the fact that Gussy told Effie about Eva, about everything that happened, but rather that someone would see beauty in the story. The idea that someone could hear about what happened all those years ago and not be disgusted, horrified, by all the tragedies that followed, that someone could find a sliver of the goodness, the beauty, I cling to is almost more than I can handle. #Quote by T. Greenwood
Goodness quotes by Jon Kalman Stefansson
#179. When man spoke his first word he became the thread that quivers eternally between evil and goodness, Heaven and Hell. #Quote by Jon Kalman Stefansson
Goodness quotes by Heraclitus
#180. Always having what we want
may not be the best good fortune
Health seems sweetest
after sickness, food
in hunger, goodness
in the wake of evil, and at the end
of daylong labor sleep. #Quote by Heraclitus
Goodness quotes by John Calvin
#181. Joy is a quiet gladness of heart as one contemplates the goodness of God's saving grace in Christ Jesus. #Quote by John Calvin
Goodness quotes by Sherry Thomas
#182. Do you think I should be paying my addresses to Mrs. Martin, my dear Miss Fitzhugh?" he whispered. "Martin doesn't
look the sort to have enough stamina to service two women.
And goodness knows you could probably exhaust Casanova himself."
Again this insinuation that she must be a sufferer of nymphomania. Behind her fan, she put her lips very close to his ear. "You've no idea, my Lord Hastings, the heated yearnings
that singe me at night, when I cannot have a man. My skin burns to be touched, my lips kissed, and my entire body passionately fondled."
Hastings was mute, for once. He stared at her with something halfway between amusement and arousal.
She snapped shut her fan and rapped his fingers as hard as she could, watching with great satisfaction as he choked back a
yelp of pain.
"By anyone but you," she said, and turned on her heels. #Quote by Sherry Thomas
Goodness quotes by Arthur Desmond
#183. Those three divine attributes of a perfect woman: goodness, beauty and wealth. #Quote by Arthur Desmond
Goodness quotes by Serinda Swan
#184. Do you know how hard it is to play a character where you're always in heels? Oh, my goodness! #Quote by Serinda Swan
Goodness quotes by M. Clarke
#185. Alexandria, make sure to give your heart to the guy who will love you for all your goodness and your faults, who will make you feel like you're the center of his world. #Quote by M. Clarke
Goodness quotes by Horia Sima
#186. There is no doubt, that in this world, there are all sorts of people who look nice, but are empty inside; who do not feel either moral or spiritual aspirations in addition to the physical gifts with which nature blessed them ... But Corneliu Codreanu, his magnificient physique corresponds to an exceptional inner wholeness. Exclamations of admiration from men left him indifferent. Praise angered him. He had only a fighter's greatness and the ambition of great reformers... The characteristic of his soul was goodness. If you want to penetrate the initial motive which prompted Corneliu Codreanu to throw in a fight so hard and almost desperate, the best answer is that he did it out of compassion for suffering people. His heart bled with thousands of injuries to see the misery in which peasants and workers struggled. His love for the people - unlimited! He was sensitive to any suffering the working masses endured. He had a cult for the humble, and showed an infinite attention to their aspirations and their hopes. The smallest window, the most trivial complaint, were examined with the same seriousness with which he addressed grave political problems. #Quote by Horia Sima
Goodness quotes by Joseph Frank
#187. Years later, when Dostoevsky was reading the book of Job once again, he wrote his wife that it put him into such a state of "unhealthy rapture" that he almost cried. "It's a strange thing, Anya, this books is one of the first in my life which made an impression on me; I was then still almost a child." There is an allusion to this revelatory experience of the young boy in The Brothers Karamazov, where Zosima recalls being struck by a reading of the book of Job at the age of eight and feeling that "for the first time in my life I consciously received the seed of God's word in my heart" (9:287). This seed was one day to flower into the magnificent growth of Ivan Karamazov's passionate protest against God's injustice and the Legend of the Grand Inquisitor, but it also grew into Alyosha's submission to the awesomeness of the infinite before which Job too had once bowed his head, and into Zosima's teaching of the necessity for an ultimate faith in the goodness of God's mysterious wisdom. It is Dostoevsky's genius as a writer to have been able to feel (and to express) both these extremes of rejection and acceptance. While the tension of this polarity may have developed out of the ambivalence of Dostoevsky's psychodynamic relationship with his father, what is important is to see how early it was transposed and projected into the religious symbolism of the eternal problem of theodicy. #Quote by Joseph Frank
Goodness quotes by Paul McCartney
#188. When you're wide awake say it for goodness sake, it's gonna be a great day. #Quote by Paul McCartney
Goodness quotes by Desmond Tutu
#189. As much as the world has an instinct for evil and is a breeding ground for genocide, holocaust, slavery, racism, war, oppression, and injustice, the world has an even greateer instinct for goodness, rebirth, mercy, beauty, truth, freedom and love. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Goodness quotes by Carolyn Crane
#190. A voice: "My goodness, Nurse Jones." I look up, startled. Simon's in the doorway, leaning against the frame, smiling.
No doubt I'm quite the sight in my bloody, sexy nurse's outfit, sitting on a bed next to a tied-up, taped-up target. "Oh, please." I collect my purse, my phone and my stun gun and walk around the bed.
Simon's smile reaches deep into his dark blue eyes. He has a long face and delicate features for a man.
I grab the sleeve of his black jacket and pull him into the outer room.
"What the fuck are you wearing? You look insane," he says.
"This? This is the creepy outfit the Alchemist put me in after he kidnapped me."
Simon stops smiling. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah. #Quote by Carolyn Crane
Goodness quotes by Phil Mitchell
#191. Most people decide to be a force of good when they either reach rock bottom, are trying to go to heaven, or find out that being good helps hold things together #Quote by Phil Mitchell
Goodness quotes by Rand Paul
#192. My goodness, what we want in a leader is someone with judgment, not someone who is so reckless as to stand on the stage and say, "Yes, I'm jumping up and down; I'm going to shoot down Russian planes." Russia already flies in that airspace. It may not be something we're in love with the fact that they're there, but they were invited by Iraq and by Syria to fly in that airspace. #Quote by Rand Paul
Goodness quotes by John Stuart Mill
#193. I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go . #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Goodness quotes by Wendell Berry
#194. The soul, in its loneliness, hopes only for "salvation." And yet what is the burden of the Bible if not a sense of the mutuality of influence, rising out of an essential unity, among soul and body and community and world? These are all the works of God, and it is therefore the work of virtue to make or restore harmony among them. The world is certainly thought of as a place of spiritual trial, but it is also the confluence of soul and body, word and flesh, where thoughts must become deeds, where goodness must be enacted. This is the great meeting place, the narrow passage where spirit and flesh, word and world, pass into each other. The Bible's aim, as I read it, is not the freeing of the spirit from the world. It is the handbook of their interaction. It says that they cannot be divided; that their mutuality, their unity, is inescapable; that they are not reconciled in division, but in harmony. What else can be meant by the resurrection of the body? The body should be "filled with light," perfected in understanding. And so everywhere there is the sense of consequence, fear and desire, grief and joy. What is desirable is repeatedly defined in the tensions of the sense of consequence. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Goodness quotes by Therese Anne Fowler
#195. Why couldn't we see one another as simply human and pull together, for goodness' sake? The planet was dying while people fought over things like who was most American-or who was American at all. #Quote by Therese Anne Fowler
Goodness quotes by Aubrey De Vere
#196. Man should be ever better than he seems. #Quote by Aubrey De Vere
Goodness quotes by Anton Chekhov
#197. He had cast out of heaven his dim star; it had fallen, and its track was lost in the darkness of night. It would never return to the sky again, because life was given only once and never came a second time. If he could have turned back the days and years of the past, he would have replaced the falsity with truth, the idleness with work, the boredom with happiness; he would have given back purity to those whom he had robbed of it. He would have found God and goodness, but that was as impossible as to put back the fallen star into the sky, and because it was impossible he was in despair. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Goodness quotes by Philippe Starck
#198. We have to replace beauty, which is a cultural concept, with goodness, which is a humanist concept. #Quote by Philippe Starck
Goodness quotes by Jules Michelet
#199. Great hearts alone understand how much glory there is in being good. #Quote by Jules Michelet
Goodness quotes by Cindy Milstein
#200. I want to love and rage, mourn and struggle, with millions of others, against this killing machine, until we shut it down for good--replacing it with social goodness that we can barely yet envision, and armed with do-it-ourselves, steel-hard solidarity as shield, aid, humanity, ethic.

Solidarity, as Weapon and Practice, versus Killer Cops and White Supremacy #Quote by Cindy Milstein

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