Quotes About Goodness

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Victor Hugo
“Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.”
Victor Hugo

فاروق جويدة
“ينبغي ألا نندم على حبٍ أو احساس عشناهُ يومًا بكل الصدق، فسوفَ تكشفُ لنا الأيامُ أن ما بقى داخلنا من مشاعر الحب كان أجمل و أبقى مما في أعماقِ انسانٍ تخلّى عنا او غدرَ بنا، لأن الذي يصنعُ الفضيلة لا يندمُ عليها، والذي يرسمُ خطوطَ الجمال لا يعنيه أبدًا أن يرسم غيره أشكالَ القبح.”
فاروق جويدة, حبيبتي ولكن

“As spiritual searchers we need to become freer and freer of the attachment to our own smallness in which we get occupied with me-me-me. Pondering on large ideas or standing in front of things which remind us of a vast scale can free us from acquisitiveness and competitiveness and from our likes and dislikes. If we sit with an increasing stillness of the body, and attune our mind to the sky or to the ocean or to the myriad stars at night, or any other indicators of vastness, the mind gradually stills and the heart is filled with quiet joy. Also recalling our own experiences in which we acted generously or with compassion for the simple delight of it without expectation of any gain can give us more confidence in the existence of a deeper goodness from which we may deviate. (39)”
Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

Gordon B. Hinckley
“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others… In this world so filled with problems, so constantly threatened by dark and evil challenges, you can and must rise above mediocrity, above indifference. You can become involved and speak with a strong voice for that which is right.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Albert Camus
“On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. The soul of the murderer is blind; and there can be no true goodness nor true love without the utmost clear-sightedness.”
Albert Camus

J.S.B. Morse
“A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.”
J.S.B. Morse, Now and at the Hour of Our Death

Elisabeth Elliot
“God will never disappoint us… If deep in our hearts we suspect that God does not love us and cannot manage our affairs as well as we can, we certainly will not submit to His discipline. …To the unbeliever the fact of suffering only convinces him that God is not to be trusted, does not love us. To the believer, the opposite is true.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Discipline: The Glad Surrender

Steve Maraboli
“Do not compromise yourself and put your goodness in the same impermanent category as whatever circumstance happening. Be the best you in every circumstance.”
Steve Maraboli

Marie Lu
“Why can’t I be like that? Why can’t I be the father who just shrugs off the love of his daughter? Why can’t I be the Lead Inquisitor who enjoys watching his pleading victims burn at the stake? Why can’t I be the one who befriends a lonely, lost girl and then casts her out? Why can’t I be the one to strike first, to hit so early and with such fury that my enemies cower before they can ever think of turning on me? What is so great about being good?”
Marie Lu, The Rose Society

Joe Hill
“Gold don't come off. What's good stays good no matter how much of a beating it takes.”
Joe Hill, NOS4A2

Ruta Sepetys
“I felt as if I were riding a pendulum. Just as I would swing into the abyss of hopelessness, the pendulum would swing back with some small goodness.”
Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray

“It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.”

Banana Yoshimoto
“And when something awful happens, the goodness stands out even more ...”
Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake

Milan Kundera
“True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Stephen King
“It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a tremendous cost.”
Stephen King

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Life isn't all grand, but it isn't all miserable either.  There's both sweet and sour in every day.  So why focus on the ugly when you can gaze at what's beautiful?  Concentrate on the good.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Kurt Vonnegut
“Pretend to be good always and even God will be fooled.”
Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Sylvain Reynard
“God wants to rescue us, not destroy us. You don't have to be afraid of being happy, thinking that he wants to take that happiness away from you That's not who he is." "How can you be sure?" "Because when you've had a taste of goodness, it helps you recognize the difference between good and evil. I believe that people like Grace and St. Francis and a whole host of other kind, loving people show us what God is like. He isn't waiting to punish you and he doesn't give you blessings just to strip them away.”
Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Redemption

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

W.H. Auden
“Moreover, if great men are the only hope of the Evolutionary Process, they are morally bound to rule over the masses for their own good -- we are all here on earth to help others: what on earth the others are here for, I don't know -- and the masses have no right whatsoever to resist them.”
W.H. Auden

Emm Cole
“...our souls may be consumed by shadows, but that doesn't mean we have to behave as monsters.”
Emm Cole, The Short Life of Sparrows

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty

David Almond
“Everybody's got the seam of goodness in them, Kit," said Grandpa. "Just a matter of whether it can be found and brought out into the light.”
David Almond, Kit's Wilderness

“Regardless of your chosen faith, at the end of your life's journey, your heart will be measured in two ways. One, the weight of your conscience must far outweigh the weight of a feather. Two, any impurities in your heart must weigh no more than one feather. The purer your heart, the lighter your spirit will be. The lighter your spirit, the closer to light it will float. The closer to light it is permitted to go, the higher it will float. The higher it floats, the closer to God you will be. Heaven has seven layers. The vibrations of your good deeds, which will be reflected by the weight of your conscience and the purity of your heart, will determine the layer in which your soul will reside. Your goal is to make your heart as light as a feather. The heavier the heart, the more chained to this hell it will remain.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

C.S. Lewis
“Badness is only spoiled goodness.”
C.S. Lewis

Simon Zingerman
“Using your talent, hobby or profession in a way that makes you contribute with something good to this world is truly the way to go.”
Simon Zingerman, We All Need Heroes: Stories of the Brave and Foolish

Laurence Sterne
“We don't love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we have done them”
Laurence Sterne

Toba Beta
“Not all good things come from good people.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Leo Tolstoy
“Every man had his personal habits, passions, and impulses toward goodness, beauty, and truth.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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