Goodness Proverbs

Sayings about Goodness

Goodnesss peaks in a whisper, evil shouts. ~Tibetan Proverbs

Sow good and you’ll reap good; sow bad and you’ll reap bad. You don’t have to cut down a tree to get its fruit. ~ Tibetan Proverb

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. ~ Bible

Those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness. ~ Bible

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. ~ Bible

To talk goodness is not good… only to do it is. ~Chinese Proverbs

The goodness of the father reaches higher than a mountain; that of the mother goes deeper than the ocean. ~Japanese Proverbs

There are two perfectly good men; one dead, and the other unborn. ~ Chinese Proverb

Goodness reaches further than badness. ~ Indian Proverbs

Good work is seldom an accident It’s done by people who care. ~ Saying

Goodnesss houts. Evil whispers. ~Indonesian Proverbs

Quotations about Goodness

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

Goodness is love in action, love with its hand to the plow, love with the burden on its back, love following his footsteps who went about continually doing good. ~ James Hamilton

Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend, and no weight of gold and silver is able to countervail the goodness of his fidelity. ~ Apocrypha

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. ~ Albert Einstein

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow. ~ Sappho

The soul is strong that trusts in goodness. ~ Philip Massinger

Good and bad men are less than they seem. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. ~ Georg Hegel

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

‘Tis better to be known as a good man than a great one, for greatness is an assessment of mortals; goodness a gift of God. ~ Spark Matsunaga

The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to revere. ~ George Eliot

It is very hard to separate the general goodnesss pread all over the world from great cleverness. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Loving-kindness is the better part of goodness. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Goodness is generous and diffusive; it is largeness of mind, and sweetness of temper,–balsam in the blood, and justice sublimated to a richer spirit. ~ Jeremy Collier

The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

Real goodness does not attach itself merely to this life; it points to another world. ~ Daniel Webster

Goodness and love mould the form into their own image, and cause the joy and beauty of love to shine forth from every part of the face.~ Emanuel Swedenborg

Generally the man with a good wife, or the woman with a good husband, or the children with good parents discover too late the goodness they overlooked while it was in full bloom. ~ James Douglas

Give in to goodness now and then. ~ Arthur Gordon

Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end. ~ Iris Murdoch

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. ~ Xun Zi

To make one good action succeed another is the perfection of goodness. ~ Ali Ibn-Abi-Talib

Experience has convinced me that there is a thousand times more goodness, wisdom, and love in the world than men imagine. ~ Gehler

Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character. ~ William A. Ward

Goodness thinks no ill where no ill seems. ~ John Milton

He who believes in goodness has the essence of all faith. He is a man “of cheerful yesterdays and confident to-morrows.. ~ James Freeman Clarke

The nature of man is evil; his goodness is the result of his activity. ~ Xunsi

Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art. ~ Charles Baudelaire

Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve. ~ Les Brown

Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself. ~ Author Unknown

As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn’t know the bad he might do. ~ Elias Canetti

Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation. ~ John Jay Chapman

The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess. ~ Menander

Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He whose goodness is part of himself, is what is called a real man. ~ Mencius

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. ~ Milan Kundera

The measure of your holiness is proportionate to the goodness of your will. ~ Jan Van Ruysbroeck

Goodness is the only investment which never fails. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. To be is the great thing. ~ Edwin Hubbell Chapin

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom. ~ Euripides

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions. ~ Aristotle

Goodness is beauty in its best estate.~ Christopher Marlowe

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows. ~ David Grayson

Goodness is something so simple; always live for others, never to seek one’s own advantage. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

Forever al lgoodness will be most charming; forever all wickedness will be most odious. ~ Thomas Sprat

Choose the way of life. Choose the way of love. Choose the way of caring. Choose the way of goodness. It’s up to you. It’s your choice. ~ Leo Buscaglia

To rid ourselves of our shadows — who we are — we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil. ~ Jeremy P. Johnson

The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love and his compassion. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful. ~ William Shakespeare

Nothing leads to good that is not natural. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

It is by the goodnesso f God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either. ~ Mark Twain

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. ~ William Shakespeare

Goodness admits of no excess, but error. ~ Francis Bacon

We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom. ~ Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty. ~ Anne Rice

We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness. ~ St. Catherine of Genoa

Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions and lost by one. ~ Francis Jeffrey

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. ~ Oscar Wilde

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. ~ Count Leo Tolstoy

Hope in action is charity, and beauty in action is goodness. ~ Miguel De Unamuno

To have beauty is to have only that, but to have goodness is to be beautiful too. ~ Sappho

Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. ~ E. M. Forster

The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness. ~ John Christian Bovee

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. ~ Marcus Aurelius

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

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Who does not befriend himself by doing good? ~ Sophocles

How goodness heightens beauty! ~ Hannah More

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

There are wicked people who would be much less dangerous if they were totally without goodness. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

That man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of a life. ~ Euripides

No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. ~ Phillips Brooks

The devil himself is good when he is pleased. ~ Thomas Fuller

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand. ~ Bertolt Brecht

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

He who loves goodness harbors angels, reveres reverence, and lives with God. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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