Favorite Quotations ~  Goodness Doing Good

"Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." ~ Vaclav Havel

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Goodness in other people and what they contribute inspire me. I love it when someone is gifted and shares it in some way so that it has a trickle-down effect. ~ Renee Zellweger

Be not simply good; be good for something.~ Henry David Thoreau

Be so good they can't ignore you. ~ Steve Martin

A man is only as good as what he loves. ~ Saul Bellow

But goodness alone is never enough. A hard cold wisdom is required, too, for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom invariably accomplishes evil.~ Robert Heinlein

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.~ William Shakespeare

When you make up your mind to do good things, you will accomplish them if you use dynamic will power to follow through. No matter what the circumstances are, if you go on trying, God will create the means by which your will shall find its proper reward. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Above all, let us never forget that an act of goodness is in itself an act of happiness. It is the flower of a long inner life of joy and contentment; it tells of peaceful hours and days on the sunniest height of our soul. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

He that does good for good's sake, seeks neither praise or reward, but he is sure of both in the end.~ William Penn

Goodness is a special kind of truth and beauty. It is truth and beauty in human behavior. ~ H. A. Overstreet

There is so much goodness in real life-- do let us keep it out of our books. ~ Norman Douglas

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. ~ Thomas Paine

To talk goodness is not good. Only to do it is. ~ Chinese Proverb

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.~ Buddha

Be submissive to good, unbending to evil, gentle in generosity, untiring in love, just in all things. ~ St. Columban

Everyone looks for the good, therefore everyone looks for God. ~ St. Basil The Great

When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself. ~ Martin Walsh, Stranger Than Fiction

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