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If you want to lead a pleasant life, be good to yourself; if you want to lead a happy life, be good to others; and if you want to lead an exceptional life, be good to everyone.
Arthur Conan Doyle
What a lovely thing a rose is!" He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects. "There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as religion," said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. "It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.
as I get older there is nothing more constantly astonishing to me than the goodness of the Bad; - unless it is the badness of the Good.
Be a true representative of the goodness in your heart, and don't expect it to be easy or even noticed.
The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favor of God.
For as much as to understand and to be mighty are great qualities, the higher that they be, they are so much the less to be esteemed if goodness also abound not in the possessor.
The greatest gift you can open is your heart to someone in need.
Our tenderness, compassion and kindness go with sensitive generous heart that should not be abused by others.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
A good heart is a universal key that opens the door of the unthinkable gate of goodness
Raju Hirani films are filled with simplicity and goodness. I really love such films.
Lailah Gifty Akita
In a daily life, reach out to others with sacred act of saying ‘hello, a smile, word of encouragement….
A good disposition I far prefer to gold; for gold is the gift of fortune; goodness of disposition is the gift of nature. I prefer much rather to be called good than fortunate.
A beautiful face cannot hide an ugly heart for long.
When you assume the goodness in one group is an exception but believe the goodness in your group is the norm, you're probably being prejudiced.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
When we are under a tree, we are under a temple, a temple of countless goodnesses!
I think the biggest lie the devil ever told was that beauty and goodness are the same.
We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.
Kindness is goodness hidden in the heart More often than declared in speech.
We don’t need to be perfect to do good deeds in the world, but we need to be sincere in our efforts.
It is better to be hated for your virtues than to be loved for your vices.
Inner beauty magnifies outer beauty.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Be compassionate with all people.
Good influences are positive, and they see the good in even bad situations.
Darkness is, in reality, nothing but the lack of light. So, darkness is natural, light is unnatural. Yet, it is light that defines the civilized traits of a species. Primitiveness is natural, being civilized is not, and yet, being civilized is what makes us superior to all other species, because we have developed the civilized faculties of conscience in our brain, overpowering the innate primitiveness, that served us well in the wild.
All the goodness, beauty, and perfection of a human being belong to the one who knows how to recognize these qualities.
Nature never withholds what, that is essential for other's survival. And we withhold the same.
You see my point? The average person has a very average notion of goodness to which they aspire averagely. To aspire to goodness in any remarkable way would be ‘undemocratic’.
Society has a herd psychology, so until we have more good shepherds we are lost.
The whole universe is but the footprint of the Divine goodness.
If you want little, give little; if you want much, give much; if you want all, give all.
In serving the poor, one serves humanity. In serving mankind, one serves equity. In serving goodness, one serves God. In serving the Creator, one serves himself.
The fifth gift is Hope. Through each passage and season, may you trust the goodness of life.
No, I'd better not speak of it. It's a secret for me alone, of vital importance for me, and not to be put into words. This new feeling has not changed me, has not made me happy and enlightened all of a sudden as I dreamed. Just like the feeling for my child, there was no surprise in this either. Faith—or not faith—I don't know what it is—but this feeling has come just as imperceptibly through suffering, and has taken firm root in my soul. I shall go on in the same way, losing my temper with Ivan the coachman, falling into angry discussions, expressing my opinions tactlessly. There will be still the same wall between the holy of holies of my soul and other people, even my wife. I shall still go on scolding her for my own terror, and being remorseful for it. I shall still be as unable to understand with my reason why I pray, and I shall still go on praying. But my life now—my whole life apart from anything that can happen to me—every minute of it—is no more meaningless as it was before, but has the positive meaning of goodness, which I have the power to put into it.
Good people are always beautiful.
Gute Taten gelten ja nur deshalb als tugendhaft, weil sie der menschlichen Natur zuwiderlaufen. Wenn es biologisch normale Handlungen wären, würden wir sie nicht loben.
I believe in love. I believe it transforms, transports, and transcends. I believe it fine-tunes goodness, solidifies strength, ripens resolve, eradicates rage, alleviates stress, and elevates empathy.
You don't fight the battles you know you will win, its the ones that everyone says you will lose.
To love, you close your eyes. To do good, you deceive oneself. To be honest, you ditch oneself. To be good, you have to transcend all the three ideas.
Love is the most beautiful flower in the garden of life.
I am inspired when I see goodness in other people.
Natafuta mwanamke mwenye utu, wema, uaminifu na tabia njema – sifa ambazo ataendelea kuwa nazo hata uzeeni. Sifa hizi zinaweza kubadilika kwa sababu ya maisha au kwa sababu ya mapenzi ya Mungu, lakini mabadiliko haya hayatakuwepo kwa haraka. Sura haidumu. Tabia hudumu.
Embrace all. Help some. Trust few. Harm none.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Be kind, be fair and be just.
Beautiful One you'll grasp one day just how sufficient and good you are as you are. Title: SUFFICIENT, Tara Estacaan
Conquer your fear with the weapon of good heartedness.
Michel De Montaigne
Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If we read the Gospel, we shall know the goodness of the Good News.
David Foster Wallace
This is the kind of paradox, I think, of what it is to be a halfway intelligent American right now, and probably also a Western European, is that there are things we know are right, and good, and would be better for us to do, but constantly it's like "Yeah, but, you know, it's so much funnier and nicer to go do something else." and "Who cares?" and "It's all bullshit anyway.
Robert Farrar Capon
Straight theologizing about grace is more, not less, outrageous than parabolic theologizing. The more clearly you make grace sovereign over human life, the more unacceptable become your efforts to harmonize it with life as we know it. The farther you go in expounding grace as the ultimate goodness of God, the deeper you find yourself mired in the manifest badness of God.
Our highest deeds come from helping the lowest people.