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49 Goodness Quotes

What's the good of it? for whose advantage? [Lat., Cui bono?]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Sextio Roscio Amerino (XXX), quoted from Lucius Cassius' "Second Philippic"

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That good diffused may more abundant grow.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Conversation (l. 441)

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Doing good, Disinterested good, is not our trade.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. I, The Sofa, l. 673)

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Now, at a certain time, in pleasant mood, He tried the luxury of doing good.

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: Tales of the Hall (bk. III)

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As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.

Christopher Dawson Quotes , Source: The Judgement of the Nations

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Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold!

Julia C.R. Dorr Quotes , Source: To the "Bouquet Club"

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Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Juvenal (satire X)

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For the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Do all the good you can, To all the people you can, In all the ways you can, As long as ever you can.

Epitaph Quotes , Source: tombstone inscription in Shrewsbury, England, a favorite of Mr. Moody

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For all their luxury was doing good.

Sir Samuel Garth Quotes , Source: Cleremont (l. 149)

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A good man, through obscurest aspirations Has still an instinct of the one true way. [Ger., Ein guter Mensch, in seinem dunkeln Drange, Ist sich des rechten Weges sohl bewusst.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust--Prolog in Himmel--Der Herr (l. 88)

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On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time.

George Orwell Quotes

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It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.

Aristotle Quotes

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Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.

Walter Savage Londor Quotes

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There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

Michel de Montaigne Quotes

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Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.

Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.

Georg Hegel Quotes

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke Quotes

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To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.

Ali Ibn-Abi-Talib Quotes

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Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts

Tibetan Proverb Quotes

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There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.

Woody Allen Quotes

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The measure of your holiness is proportionate to the goodness of your will.

Jan Van Ruysbroeck Quotes

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The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.

Akhenaton Quotes

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If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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