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Goodness Quotes

While it doesn't take much to be bad, it can be pretty challenging for a person to stay true, good and righteous in life. In a world full of temptations and wrong doers, it is always that much easier to give into the urge of committing a wrong. Maybe this is exactly why it is as difficult as it is to come across a good and righteous person. Almost everyone on this planet, at some point of time or the other, have committed acts that they may not be too proud of. But that doesn't make you a sinner - one can always redeem oneself! Find your way through this article for famous sayings and quotations on being good and righteous.

Theodore Roosevelt

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal after wards.

Maya Angelou

I believe that every person is born with talent.

Salvador Dali

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

Dalai Lama

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

John Maynard Keynes

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

Thomas Paine

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I feel good because I believe I have made progress in rebuilding the people's trust in their government.

Jimmy Carter

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.

David Lloyd George

A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.

Joseph Addison

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

Malcolm X

I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.

Dr. Seuss

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon?

Billy Graham

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you."

Walt Whitman

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

Bertrand Russell

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Joe Rogan

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.

Malcolm X

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.

John Milton

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

Nelson Mandela

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

D. H. Lawrence

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.

Nelson Mandela

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

Hippocrates

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Stephen King

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.

Dalai Lama

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

Douglas MacArthur

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.

Honoré de Balzac

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

Epictetus

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Michel de Montaigne

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.

James Russell Lowell

A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

Walt Disney

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

Salvador Dali

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Dan Quayle

I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future.

Saint Augustine

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.

Voltaire

All styles are good except the tiresome kind.

Plutarch

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

Dorothy Day

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.

Thomas Jefferson

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.

Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Douglas MacArthur

Life is a lively process of becoming.

Larry King

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

Mae West

I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.

Charlie Chaplin

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Malcolm X

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.

Dan Quayle

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.

Victor Hugo

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

Thomas Paine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Tom Stoppard

Good things, when short, are twice as good.

Voltaire

Better is the enemy of good.

Adam Smith

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

Henry James

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

William Blake

Forgiveness of enemies can only come upon their repentance.

John Milton

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.

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John Ruskin

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.

Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Calvin Coolidge

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

Billy Graham

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

Lee Iacocca

Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.

William Butler Yeats

I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.

Horace Mann

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.

Walt Whitman

Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.

Thomas Paine

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.

Princess Diana

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Socrates

I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

Mel Brooks

We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody.

Confucius

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

Coco Chanel

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

Bertrand Russell

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Thomas Paine

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

John Milton

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.

D. H. Lawrence

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.

Horace Mann

It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one”

Brian Tracy

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?

Calvin Coolidge

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.

Emily Dickinson

For love is immortality.

Chanakya

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.

John Ruskin

Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

Voltaire

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Chanakya

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

John Ruskin

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.

John Dryden

Let grace and goodness be the principal load stone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.

Horace Mann

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

Henry Ward Beecher

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

Socrates

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Emily Dickinson

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.

Horace Mann

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.

Joseph Addison

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

Charles Dickens

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Saint Augustine

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

Leo Buscaglia

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

Plato

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

Albert Camus

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

Groucho Marx

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.