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Quotes About Doing Good

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Thomas Paine
“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

Jim Stovall
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.”
Jim Stovall

Scott Westerfeld
“Alek said, "Do you think I'm being a fool?"

"I think you're trying to do something good. But doing good is rarely easy, and no weapon has ever stopped a war.”
Scott Westerfeld, Goliath

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The reality is that doing good unto others actually does more good for you.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Theodore Dalrymple
“Feeling good about yourself is not the same thing as doing good. Good policy is more important than good feelings.”
Theodore Dalrymple

Gordon B. Hinckley
“. . . You are good. But is is not enough to be good. You must be good for something. The world must be a better place for your presence and the good that is in you must be spread to others.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Dan Pearce
“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”.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“Firstly and foremost: be good to you, be good to others, when that is done with love, doing everything else becomes easier.”
Angie Karan Krezos

Elif Shafak
“Всемирът е едно. Всичко и всички са свързани помежду си чрез невидима плетеница от истории. И да го знаем, и да не го знаем, всички водим безмълвен разговор. Не причинявай зло. Проявявай състрадание. И недей да злословиш зад гърба на другите - не отправяй дори наглед безобидни нападки! Думите, които излизат от устата ни, не изчезват, а постоянно се трупат в безграничното пространство, за да се върнат при нас, когато му дойде времето. От болката на един ще ни заболи всички. От радостта на един ще се усмихнем всички [...].”
Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

“In today's world more harm may be done by well-intentioned people trying to do good, who are unaware of the unintended consequences of their actions, than by people actually trying to cause harm.”
Peter Coleman

Charles Dickens
“There was no noise, no effort, no consciences in anything he did, but in everything an indescribable lightness, a seeming impossibility of doing nothing else, or doing nothing better, which was so graceful, so natural & agreeable”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

“When I have my interview with my God, our conversation will focus on the individuals whose self-esteem I was able to strengthen, whose faith I was able to reinforce, and whose discomfort I was able to assuage—a doer of good, regardless of what assignment I had. These are the metrics of that matter in measuring my life. This realization, which occurred nearly fifteen years ago, guided me every day to seek opportunities to help people in ways tailored to their individual circumstances. My happiness and my sense of worth has been immeasurably improved as a result.”
Clayton Christensen

Lorenzo Snow
“The idea is not to do good because of the praise of men; but to do good because in doing good we develop godliness within us, and this being the case we shall become allied to godliness, which will in time become part and portion of our being.”
Lorenzo Snow

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“The best way to get something good out of what you're doing is to put something good into it.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Andrew Galasetti
“Do good and be a good person because that’s just what the Lord expects. There just ain’t nothing special about being and doing good. It’s what the Lord expects…”
Andrew Galasetti, These Colors Don't Run

Epictetus
“As the sun does not wait for prayers and incantations tob e induced to rise, but immediately shines and is saluted by all, so do you also not wait for clappings of hands and shouts of praise tob e induced to do good, but be a doer of good voluntarily and you will be beloved as much as the sun.”
Epictetus, Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses

Criss Jami
“Ingredients to success: know what you do well, know what to do well, and know someone who's swell.”
Criss Jami

“I'm inspired by people who are their true selves and use that to do good.”
Matthew J. Fox

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you've put a smile on someone's face today, you've done more good than you know.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Gordon B. Hinckley
“It is not enough just to be good. We must be good for something. We must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for our presence. And the good that is in us must be spread to others. This is the measure of our civility.”
Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

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