Doing Good Quotes

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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

“Featherweight by Suzy Kassem


One evening,
I sat by the ocean and questioned the moon about my destiny.
I revealed to it that I was beginning to feel smaller compared to others,
Because the more secrets of the universe I would unlock,
The smaller in size I became.

I didn't understand why I wasn't feeling larger instead of smaller.
I thought that seeking Truth was what was required of us all –
To show us the way, not to make us feel lost,
Up against the odds,
In a devilish game partitioned by
An invisible wall.

Then the next morning,
A bird appeared at my window, just as the sun began
Spreading its yolk over the horizon.
It remained perched for a long time,
Gazing at me intently, to make sure I knew I wasn’t dreaming.
Then its words gently echoed throughout my mind,
Telling me:

'The world you are in –
Is the true hell.
The journey to Truth itself
Is what quickens the heart to become lighter.
The lighter the heart, the purer it is.
The purer the heart, the closer to light it becomes.
And the heavier the heart,
The more chained to this hell
It will remain.'

And just like that, it flew off towards the sun,
Leaving behind a tiny feather.
So I picked it up,
And fastened it to a toothpick,
To dip into ink
And write my name.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

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

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

“A memorable heart is the easiest way to immortality.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Tom Hiddleston
“Doing good in this world, and being kind and being honest and noble is really underrated. And I think you have... I think everyday people have enormous power, and they have enormous power for good, and if you're good to people, the world is a better place.”
Tom Hiddleston

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Lift up your eyes and see the good in the world, for we are people with an amazing capacity to do great good. And if only the minority choose to exercise this capacity to the smallest degree, oh how wondrous and sweet the deeds performed at but a few hands!”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

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

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

“Believe in yourself that you can do
Whatever you want to do”
Muneeb Ambalvi

Abhijit Naskar
“You don’t need to give up everything in order to do good to the world – you can do good from where you stand, if you feel responsible enough.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

Abhijit Naskar
“If everyone had the madness for doing good, there wouldn't be any misery in the world.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Humans Unite: Making A World Without Borders

Hannah Rothschild
“You have an opportunity to help someone, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned in life,” Alvira continued, “it’s better to be needed than wanted. Desire and romantic love pass, leaving little trace. But dependency has an afterglow, the satisfaction of having done something good.”
Hannah Rothschild, House of Trelawney

“Receiving is always attractive, till you're the one giving.”
Adeyemi Taiwo Eunice

Ross Gay
“I suppose I could spend time theorizing how it is that people are not bad to each other, but that's really not the point. The point is that in almost every instance of our lives, our social lives, we are, if we pay attention, in the midst of an almost constant, if subtle, caretaking. Holding open doors. Offering elbows at crosswalks. Letting someone else go first. Helping with the heavy bags. Reaching what's too high, or what's been dropped. Pulling someone back to their feet. Stopping at the car wreck, at the struck dog. That alternating merge, also known as the zipper. This caretaking is our default mode and it's always a lie that convinces us to act or believe otherwise. Always.”
Ross Gay, The Book of Delights

Abhijit Naskar
“Insight is the real enlightenment with limitless potential to do good in the world.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to Save Medicine

Darnell Lamont Walker
“I've Met:

- Fathers who feel like they have enough time to get back in their kids' lives.

- Daughters who feel they have enough time to have that much-needed conversation with their mothers.

- Sons who feel they have enough time to ask their father those couple of questions they've been meaning to ask.

- Folk who feel they have enough time to apologize properly to that person they hurt deeply.

- People with bad energy who felt there was enough time to make it good.

- Too many folks who wish they had just a little more time.

What I've learned in life is we only have two things:
1. Right now.
2. Death.

Nothing else belongs to you.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

“Evil, far from existing by itself, is nothing other than default, the lapse, the lack, or the absence of goodness. Let us, therefore, seek to fill this void and vacancy wherever we find it by doing good to our fellow men, by dispensing happiness to them.”
Marguerite Duportal, Bearing Your Troubles Well: Your Path to Peace in Difficult Times

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There is zero chance of being a good person without doing good for others!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“In one small moment, with one warm breath on his chapped and leathery skin. . .she became more than a statistic.”
A.J. Sky, Starstorm

Suzanne F. Stevens
“We can get caught up in living a life of doing good. Doing good without doing well, is not doing good for long.”
Suzanne F. Stevens, Make your contribution count for you, me, we: An evolutionary journey inspired by the wisdom of pioneering African women

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A goodness you do by waiting for a return is not a goodness, but just a cunning investment in the future!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Who can save the world? No one. But we all can do some good while we're here,”
Marty Rubin

“No one can save the world, but we can all do some good while we're here.”
Marty Rubin

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“It does not matter what others do, but what we do. Do that which is good, without fear, and without limit or reserve. What right have we to blame the government when we do not that which is good ourselves? How can we pass judgment on others when we invite the same condemnation on ourselves? If you want to be fearless, do good.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

“Right living guarantees a bright future”
Constance Friday

Leo Tolstoy
“He began to pray, and was obsessed by the fear lest he should die without having done any good in the world; he longed to live, and to live so as to achieve the renunciation of self.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Cossacks

Germany Kent
“Community service leaders are people who would rather do things off-line that matter than online for show. ”
Germany Kent

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