Quotes: goodness

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  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
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    Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.
  • Pablo Casals
    Pablo Casals
    Spanish cellist, composer, and conductor 1876-1973
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    Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
  • Khaled Hosseini
    Khaled Hosseini
    Afghan-born American novelist and physician 1965-
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    A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.

    Source: The Kite Runner

  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop that an apothecary wouldn't let it go for less than half-a-crown...
  • Sappho
    Sappho
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    Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Ceremony was but devised at first to set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, recanting goodness, sorry ere 'Tis shown; but where there is true friendship, there needs none.
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    American Author 1832-1888
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    Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
  • Anne Rice
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    Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
  • W.S. Landor
    W.S. Landor
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    Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
  • Saul Bellow
    Saul Bellow
    American writer 1915-
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    Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.
  • Desmond Tutu
    Desmond Tutu
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    Goodness is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate; light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death; victory is ours through him who loved us.

    Source: Speech 23-10-1998

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