Goodness Quotes

William Shakespeare

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.

Mike Basevic

Any action is good action; do what you can from where you are and build off of that action each day.

Bryant McGill

The acceptable is unacceptable. The truth is a lie. The good is pure evil. Even freedom has become a prison.

Lailah Gifty Akita

If you have the grace to hug someone, never miss this sacred moment.. Lailah Gifty Akita
If you have the grace to hug someone, never miss this sacred moment.

Marcus Aurelius

Don't go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.

Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.. Leo Tolstoy
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.

Alasdair Gray

One day you will tell me how to change what I cannot yet describe without my
One day you will tell me how to change what I cannot yet describe without my words swelling HUGE, vowels vanishing, tears washing ink away.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and
People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and Integrity opens the door. Your character allows others to see you for who you truly are. Make your first impression a lasting impression. Ironically it may be your last impression

Anthony Liccione

Keep me heaven my soul has holes, leaking good morals, I once had control over dark matters of the world, give me courage and strength for my Lord, and sew the holes that hold you near. Keep me heaven my soul has holes.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We are in the world to support one another.

Lailah Gifty Akita

He who want to be served must first know how to serve.

Simon Zingerman

Remember that your fans are your lifeblood. See that you know who they are, and give them a reason to follow you. Be sure to thank them, often, for caring enough to support you. They’re responsible for your success just as much as you are.

Simon Zingerman

This story inspires me to contribute with something unique and exciting for my time.

Simon Zingerman

Stories of absurd events in life get my creative juices flowing and have so far given birth to some of my best ideas.

Simon Zingerman

While friends are there to motivate us and keep us pleased. Our enemies are there to annoy us, which makes us work harder to beat them.

Simon Zingerman

There really is power in numbers. In today’s society one has to understand the true power of word of mouth. It’s true that the new tastemakers are us.

Simon Zingerman

As an observer of human nature, let's just face the facts: stupid stuff sells, and often the more stupid and silly it is, the better it sells.

Simon Zingerman

What we at first deem useless might end up being the next bestseller. It can be the product's novelty, fun factor or sheer stupidity. Whatever the case, just remember there's always room on the market for an original business idea.

Simon Zingerman

Building positive customer experiences will help create passionate customers who will spread your message on their behalf - almost like an evangelist.

Jenny Valentine

I smiled back and I thought
how incredible that was, that they would find the time to smile. There was goodness in the world still, even if you couldn’t always see it.

Richelle E. Goodrich

I see the good in the world because I choose to. I don't imagine that it's there; it's there waiting to be noticed.

J.K. Rowling

You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!

Neil Gaiman

You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.

Robert Louis Stevenson

There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.

Justin Cronin

Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it's what you believe, and the heck with everybody.

Leo Tolstoy

Every man had his personal habits, passions, and impulses toward goodness, beauty, and truth.

Joseph Smith

We should gather all the good and true principles in the world and treasure them up, or we shall not come out true Mormons.

Peter Kreeft

Only God may be adored, because only God is unlimited goodness, truth, and beauty, and thus only God deserves unlimited love.

Herbert Spencer

We too often forget that not only is there 'a soul of goodness in things evil,' but very generally also, a soul of truth in things erroneous.

William Saroyan

But try to remember that a good man can never die. You will see your brother many times again-in the streets, at home, in all the places of the town. The person of a man may go, but the best part of him stays. It stays forever.

George Orwell

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

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

That is why enemies can be great motivators. They serve as fuel for your fire.

Orson Scott Card

In philosophy class I think we finally decided that 'good' is an infinitely recursive term - it can't be defined except in terms of itself. Good is good because it's better than bad, though why it's better to be good than bad depends on how you define good, and on and on.

Simon Zingerman

The more details, depth and thought you put into your ideas the more valuable they become.


Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right?

Fredrik Nael

Dua kebaikan yang berbeda tidak mungkin berada pada satu intesitas yang sama. Sesederhana itu.

Niccolò Machiavelli

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.

Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Robert A. Heinlein

But goodness alone is never enough. A hard, cold wisdom is required for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.


yet if you had a desire for good or beautiful things
and your tongue were not concocting some evil to say
shame would not hold down your eyes
but rather you would speak about what is just

E.A. Bucchianeri

If you boil it down, just because someone else does the wrong thing we are not exempt from doing what’s right.

Marmaduke William Pickthall

Men learn wisdom from their sins, not from their righteous deeds.

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.

Alexandra Elle

Keep in mind that the reason you know you can be good to others is only because you've taken strides to be better for and to yourself.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

They may throw sticks, stones, or bricks, but nothing they do will hurt you. You are protected by God. He is forever got you covered and the enemy is defeated. Their hatred towards you is a reflection of the evilness on their inside which is slowly destroying them. A person like that must deal with the matters of their heart.

Jennifer DeLucy

You don't have to be beautiful to be shallow. You needn't be small or weak to be a coward. Shitty personalities come in surprising packages and anybody can be an asshole. So value the good ones, whoever they are. Recognize them when you see them and don't let them go.

Marcus Aurelius

Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.

C.S. Lewis

He's not safe, but he's good (referring to Aslan, the Lion, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

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.

C.S. Lewis

Even if there were pains in Heaven, all who understand would desire them.

Joe L. Wheeler

Man’s glory lies not, Lincoln thought, in ‘his goodness,’ for this is often nonexistent. He derives glory, instead, from his being made in the image of the Living God.

Anne Rice

Não importava que Deus no céu fosse católico, protestante ou hindu. O que importava era uma coisa mais profunda, mais antiga e mais forte do que qualquer imagem dessas: um conceito do bem baseado na afirmação da vida, na repulsa à destruição, à perversidade, ao uso e abuso do homem pelo homem. Era a afirmação do humano e do natural.

Todd Stocker

Even in hardship, God’s goodness prevails.

E.A. Bucchianeri

Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the
world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The priceless gifts (life, love, joy, goodness, family, nature) are freely given by the Creator.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Ten greatest gifts; love, joy, peace, patience, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Mahair Ashaboon

The purpose of this life is to worship Allah the only God who has no partners or associates.
And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)
Quran Chapter 51 verse 56

Priyavrat Thareja

Both God and goodness are structured upon a foundation which solicits the essentials of higher level logic – a part of holy-istic culture.

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.

Arthur Conan Doyle

It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.

Krisi Keley

Oh, but I was an idiot. Wanting to be whatever magic she waited for, when I had no magic - only darkness or death to give. But it seemed in that one instant, when she turned to discover what was behind her, that I could have brought happiness to at least one mortal. Me and my dreams of goodness. I had always been a fool for them.

Zack Love

They truly embodied goodness and generosity – like angels sent to save me in my hour of greatest need. Mohammed had risked everything to keep a promise to my father. He and his family saved not only my life, but also my faith in others.

Toba Beta

In the beginning..
when ray and day hadn't yet come into existence at all,
there was a kind of radiance that illuminates universe.
That radiance is the light of knowledge and goodness.
That radiance will persistently and consistently shines brightly
even after all the stars and moons in this vast universe died out.

Michel De Montaigne

Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.

Nelson Mandela

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Leo Tolstoy

If goodness has causes, it is not goodness; if it has effects, a reward, it is not goodness either. So goodness is outside the chain of cause and effect.

Andy Rooney

Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn't have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout.

Ellis Peters

I have always known that the best of the Saracens could out-Christian many of us Christians.

Paul Karl Feyerabend

All religions are good 'in principle' - but unfortunately this abstract Good has only rarely prevented their practitioners from behaving like bastards.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Be good to everyone you meet.

Kemi Sogunle

Always see the good in everyone...learn to see through God's eyes no matter what...remember, the tables may turn tomorrow. You just never know!

Molly Friedenfeld

If you are ever in doubt about which way you should travel, make a choice that contains the essence of goodness and love and then go in that direction. This way, you can have absolute faith that you made the right decision.

Molly Friedenfeld

During any experience placed before us, we can stay in alignment with positivity, truth, and goodness by asking the question: What would honor and love do here?

Molly Friedenfeld

Find the gifts of goodness or service you have agreed to bring forth to the world and then start sharing those gifts as quickly as possible with as many souls as possible.

Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

Simon Zingerman

Don't try to follow trends. Create them.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Everybody is Beautiful and Unique in Their Own Special Way, Beauty goes Beyond the Outer Appearance. I think it's More Important to have a Beautiful Mind. Stop Comparing Yourselves Amongst Yourselves. Nobody is like You and Never will be You. Stop being Jealous of Others. Stop Hating on Others. Appreciate your Qualities and Characteristics.

Yadira Pantoja

Although the past is the sculptor of the future, the love of the future is the
Although the past is the sculptor of the future, the love of the future is the eraser of the past.

Matthew Jobin

Edmund felt despair eating away at his victory. "Why is the world like this?" He shivered. "Why does it feel so cold, so hard?"
A smile flickered on John’s face, one that was neither happy nor sad. "What would be the worth of goodness, in a world that always rewarded it?

J.S.B. Morse

A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.

Helen Quist Milligan

In choosing a mate, don't pick the tallest and most handsome or the most beautiful. Don't choose one just because that person raises your physical passions. Look for the person who is good from within, the one with substance and worth.

Robert B. Reich

We are born, we grow up, we live our lives as best we can. If we are thoughtful we are good parents and good partners. If we are wise we strive for integrity and intimacy. If we are fortunate we discover love and joy. If we are able, we make the world a little better than we found it. That is all there is for any of us.


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

Lailah Gifty Akita

Never grow weary of doing good.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Rejoice in the works of your hands, be happy and thankful that you are valuable, that what you say and do insn't taken for a ride, that you have rejected the notion of self-doubt and fear, that God isn't blind towards propagating your positive influence, and finally that you'll leave a meritorious legacy.

Zia Haider Rahman

I wasn’t as untrusting. I had faith in the goodness of people, the perfection of love.
What happened?
Everything ends. And it’s how they end that leaves the lasting effect.

Lailah GiftyAkita

All our good deeds cannot save us.
We are saved by grace and faith in Jesus Christ.

Bryant McGill

Beauty is reaching for you if you you will hold out your hand in good faith.

Nikki Rowe

When chasing success; Your greatest asset is not what you get from it but who you become because of it.

Ayisha Tabbassum

O Woman - Allah has made you the Queen of Piety and Modesty, Don't belittle yourself to be the slave of unlawful admiration and mortal fame & fortune.

Sanhita Baruah

In the midst of the vagaries of life, they provide us a trip to the land of goodness and fairies, of imaginations and possibilities.
A childhood that wasn't spent watching cartoons or reading comic strips, no wonder, seems too dull to imagine.

Daniel Nayeri

I think the biggest lie the devil ever told was that beauty and goodness are the same.

Arthur Golden

I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.

Angelica Hopes

Size doesn't define your beauty and intelligence. Appearance doesn't measure the goodness of your heart and the hidden joy of your soul.

Angelica Hopes

Live and love with your soul's goodness and inner beauty as your heart leaps upward in any season of your life.

Tom Hackett

The beauty and goodness that one sees in others is always a reflection of that which is within oneself.

Y.B. Mangunwijaya

Pesta Yunani, pesta kaum demokrat yang membuktikan betapa filsafat dan kegembiraan murni benar-benar adalah saudara sekandung, karena kedua-duanya lahir dari rahim keindahan, yang tiada lain ialah cahaya cerlang keteraturan dan kebenaran, yang telah dibuahi oleh benih segala yang baik, baik melulu, baik murni, baik manusiawi.

Bryant McGill

The intimate space of your personal life should be reserved for amazing, beautiful, radiant souls - good, wholesome and loving people.

C.S. Lewis

We were made for God. Only by being in some respect like Him, only by being a manifestation of His beauty, lovingkindness, wisdom or goodness, has any earthly Beloved excited our love.

Amit Kalantri

In modern times, beauty is more trusted than goodness.

Bryant McGill

Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.

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