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doing good Quotes

12 of the best book quotes about doing good
  1. #1
    “Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
  2. #2
    “Without realizing it, we fill important places in each other’s lives. It’s that way with a minister and congregation. Or with the guy at the corner grocery, the mechanic at the local garage, the family doctor, teachers, neighbors, co-workers. Good people, who are always “there,” who can be relied upon in small, important ways. People who teach us, bless us, encourage us, support us, uplift us in the dailiness of life. We never tell them. I don’t know why, but we don’t.
    And, of course, we fill that role ourselves. There are those who depend on us, watch us, learn from us, take from us. And we never know. Don’t sell yourself short. You may never have proof of your importance, but you are more important than you think.”
  3. #3
    “Joy bursts in our lives when we go about doing the good at hand and not trying to manipulate things and times to achieve joy.”
  4. #4
    “I just think how much could have been done with twenty thousand dollars, you sound thoughtful, sensible, you know, reasonable, rational, someone you really want on your side. However, if you were to point out, But a young attending physician makes one hundred thousand dollars, not twenty, and that’s five times what it cost to try to save a boy’s life . . . Same world, same numbers, same figures, same currency.”
  5. #5
    “You could send in your bleeding-heart do-gooders, you could hold hands and pray and sing hootenanny songs and invoke the great gods CNN and BBC, but the only way to finally open the roads to the big-eyed babies was to show up with more guns.”
  6. #6
    “How far that little candle throws his beams!
    So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
  1. #7
    “I hate being good.”
  2. #8
    “He sure put things into words good.”
  3. #9
    “How many slams in an old screen door?
    Depends how loud you shut it.
    How many slices in a bread?
    Depends how thin you cut it.
    How much good inside a day?
    Depends how good you live ‘em.
    How much love inside a friend?
    Depends how much you give ‘em.”
  4. #10
    “It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.”
  5. #11
    “A person’s reason for doing someone a good turn matters as much as the good turn itself.”
  6. #12
    “It is power to do good that is fine – that, and that only.”

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