A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon
himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the
erratic quality of leadership in the world.
Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of
character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to
animals cannot be a good man.
Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses
to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed
Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of
-Michel de Montaigne
Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and
Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men,
attended by love.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
-Henry David Thoreau
Goodness... You got to make it out of badness... Because there isn't
anything else to make it out of.
-Robert Penn Warren
I believe in the basic goodness of my species, because that appears to
be a positive tactic and quality that leads to better chances of
survival- and in spite of our foolishness, we seem to have survived.
I find that the best goodness I have has some tincture of vice.
-Michel de Montaigne
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Neither the adventure of goodness nor the pursuit of righteousness gets
-Eugene H. Peterson
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness
realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Only those few people who practice it believe in goodness.
-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from
thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
-John Jay Chapman
Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our
guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential
goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth
but our values.
-Theodore (Ted) Sorensen
People always try to find base motives behind every good action. We are
afraid of pure goodness and of pure evil.
Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its
hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed.
She thought there were no Gods; no one was to blame; and so she evolved
this atheist's religion of doing good for the sake of goodness.
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
We live in an age which is so possessed by demons, that soon we shall
only be able to do goodness and justice in the deepest secrecy, as if it
were a crime.
We too often forget that not only is there 'a soul of goodness in things
evil,' but very generally also, a soul of truth in things erroneous.
When good men die their goodness does not perish,
But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,
All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.