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A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
~ Emily Bronte | (British novelist and poet. ) | 1818-1848 | Goodness
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley | ( English poet. ) | 1792-1822 | Goodness
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Goodness
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
~ Iris Murdoch | ( British novelist and philosopher. ) | 1919-1999 | Goodness
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ( British poet, critic, and philosopher. ) | 1772-1834 | Goodness
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.
~ Aldous Huxley | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | Goodness
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Goodness is the only investment which never fails.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Goodness
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Goodness
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
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 | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Goodness
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.
~ Euripides | ( Greek tragic poet. ) | BC 480-BC 406 | Goodness
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Goodness
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Goodness
quotes Division : American poets   
     
No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
~ Phillips Brooks | (American Episcopal clergyman. ) | 1835-1893 | Goodness
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
~ Bertolt Brecht | ( German writer. ) | 1898-1956 | Goodness
quotes Division : German writers   
     
Nothing leads to good that is not natural.
~ Friedrich Schiller | ( German dramatist ) | 1759-1805 | Goodness
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Goodness
quotes Division : Historians   
     
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
~ George Orwell | ( British novelist, essayist, and critic. ) | 1903-1950 | Goodness
quotes Division : Critics   
     
One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.
~ H. G. Wells | (British-born american Author. ) | 1866-1946 | Goodness
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau | ( Swiss political philosopher and essayist. ) | 1712-1778 | Goodness
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
The devil himself is good when he is pleased.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Goodness
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.
~ JosA© Ortega y Gasset | ( Spanish Essayist, and Philosopher. ) | 1883-1955 | Goodness
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
There are few good women who do not tire of their role.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Goodness
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Goodness
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
~ Milan Kundera | ( Czech writer. ) | 1929-? | Goodness
quotes Division : Czech writers   
     
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Goodness
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     

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