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Goodness Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about goodness
  1. #1
    “Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
  2. #2
    “It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.”
  3. #3
    “You know how a voice can stir one. Your voice and the voice of Sibyl Vane are two things that I shall never forget. When I close my eyes, I hear them, and each of them says something different. I don’t know which to follow.”
  4. #4
    “A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?”
  5. #5
    There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
  6. #6
    “To be good is to be in harmony with one’s self.”
  7. #7
    “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.”
  8. #8
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
  9. #9
    “We ought always to try to influence others for good.”
  10. #10
    “A great deal; you are good to those who are good to you. It is all I ever desire to be. If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way; they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should - so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.”
  11. #11
    “I knew, you would do me good, in some way, at some time;- I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you: their expression and smile did not- (again he stopped)- did not (he proceeded hastily) strike delight to my very inmost heart so for nothing. ”
  12. #12
    “If you are good, life is good.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    book
    Matilda
    concept
    Goodness
  13. #13
    “Then the curtain rises, and you will see the girl to whom I am going to give all my life, to whom I have given everything that is good in me.”
  14. #14
    “The sincere wish to be good is half the battle.”
  15. #15
    ″‘Each of us has heaven and hell in him, Basil,’ cried Dorian with a wild gesture of despair.”
  16. #16
    What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
  17. #17
    “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
  18. #18
    “You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair... People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is.”
  19. #19
    “There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”
  20. #20
    “If it is a good morning, which I doubt.”
  21. #21
    “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world”
  22. #22
    “Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.”
  23. #23
    “You’re either for the Führer or against him—and I can see that you’re against him. You always have been.”
  24. #24
    “You will be good to me, won’t you? . . . Because we’re going to have a strange life.”
  25. #25
    “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
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