The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
...truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, --else it is none.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Henry David Thoreau
That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
How sick one gets of being good, how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.
Arthur Conan Doyle
In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Truth can prevail only in virtue of truth itself.
Pope John Paul II
yet if you had a desire for good or beautiful thingsand your tongue were not concocting some evil to sayshame would not hold down your eyesbut rather you would speak about what is just
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness! A beautiful woman utters absurdities: we listen, and we hear not the absurdities but wise thoughts
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.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:22)
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