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Goodness Quotes

44 of the best book quotes about goodness
  1. #1
    ″‘Business!’ cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. ‘Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!‘”
  2. #2
    “Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
  3. #3
    “I had learned to dwell with pleasure as a beloved daydream on the
    thought of the separation of these elements. If each I told myself could be housed in separate identities life would be relieved of all that was unbearable the unjust might go his way delivered from the aspirations and remorse of his more upright twin and the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path doing the good things in which he found his pleasure and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of this extraneous evil.”
  4. #4
    “What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.”
  5. #5
    “It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.”
  6. #6
    “For which of my good parts did you first suffer love for me?”
  7. #7
    “Invincible: abasht the Devil stood,
    And felt how awful goodness is, and saw
    Vertue in her shape how lovly, saw, and pin’d
    His loss.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  1. #9
    “If you are good, life is good.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    book
    Matilda
    concept
    Goodness
  2. #10
    “If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
  3. #11
    “If a thing is right it can be done, and if it is wrong it can be done without; and a good man will find a way.”
  4. #12
    I confess I have yet to learn that a lesson of the purest good may not be drawn from the vilest evil.
  5. #13
    “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?”
  6. #14
    There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
  7. #15
    “To be good is to be in harmony with one’s self.”
  8. #16
    “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.”
  1. #17
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
  2. #18
    “We ought always to try to influence others for good.”
  3. #19
    “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.”
  4. #20
    “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. ”
  5. #21
    I was basically good. Not understood, and not even liked, but even so, just, and better than just. I was merciful.
  6. #22
    “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
  7. #23
    ″‘Each of us has heaven and hell in him, Basil,’ cried Dorian with a wild gesture of despair.”
  8. #24
    “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.”
  1. #25
    “It is good people who make good places.”
  2. #26
    “The sincere wish to be good is half the battle.”
  3. #27
    “There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”
  4. #28
    “Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good.”
  5. #29
    “Oh my Eva, whose little hour on earth did so much good...what account have I to give for my long years?”
  6. #30
    “There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do.”
  7. #31
    “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.”
  8. #32
    “If it is a good morning, which I doubt.”
  1. #33
    “‘There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that—as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!‘”
  2. #34
    “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.”
  3. #35
    “You’re either for the Führer or against him—and I can see that you’re against him. You always have been.”
  4. #36
    “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world”
  5. #37
    “There is no book so bad but it has something good in it.”
  6. #38
    “How far that little candle throws his beams!
    So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
  7. #39
    “Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.”
  8. #40
    She is protected by the Power of Good, and that is greater than the Power of Evil. All we can do is carry her to the castle of the Wicked Witch and leave her there.
  9. #41
    “‘There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest. . . . And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!‘”
  10. #42
    “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.”
  11. #43
    “How good and thoughtful he is; the world seems full of good men--even if there are monsters in it.”
  12. #44
    “You will be good to me, won’t you? . . . Because we’re going to have a strange life.”
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