It is good people who make good places.
Don't go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.
Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.
Shannon L. Alder
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.Aldous Huxley
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
Goodness is the only investment which never fails.Henry David Thoreau
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
It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.Aristotle
In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.Euripides
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
The devil himself is good when he is pleased.Thomas Fuller
It is within my power either to serve God, or not to serve him. Serving him I add to my own good and the good of the whole world. Not serving him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was in my power to create.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise
of others, but from doing something worthwhile.
If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act,
you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.
Do things for others and you'll find you self-consciousness
evaporating like morning dew.
If one is to do good one must do it in the minute particulars.
General good is the plea of the hypocrite, the flatterer and the scoundrel.
Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate,
whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits.
And when we come to think of it, goodness is uneventful.
It does not flash, it glows. It is deep, quiet, and very simple.
It passes not with oratory, it is commonly foreign to riches,
nor does it often sit in the places of the mighty: but may be
felt in the touch of a friendly hand or the look of a kindly eye.
Doing good for others is not a duty. It is a joy,
for it increases your own health and happiness.
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