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To be good, according to the v... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
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

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Good is a product of the ethic... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced. Aldous Huxley

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Goodness is the only investmen... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Goodness is the only investment which never fails. Henry David Thoreau

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The Crucifixion and other hist... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
The Crucifixion and other historical precedents notwithstanding, many of us still believe that outstanding goodness is a kind of armor, that virtue, seen plain and bare, gives pause to criminality. But perhaps it is the other way around. Mary McCarthy

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How far that little candle thr... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world. William Shakespeare

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A man, to be greatly good, mus... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
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

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To conceive the good, in fact,... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed. Ernest Renan

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Only happy people can learn. O... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Only happy people can learn. Only happy people can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and confidence in the goodness of God.

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Live not as though there were ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
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

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As if one could know the good ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do. Elias Canetti

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Nothing leads to good that is ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Nothing leads to good that is not natural. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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It is very hard to be simple e... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
It is very hard to be simple enough to be good. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There are two perfectly good m... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.

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Mere goodness can achieve litt... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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In the world of knowledge, the... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
In the world of knowledge, the essential Form of Good is the limit of our inquiries, and can barely be perceived; but, when perceived, we cannot help concluding that it is in every case the source of all that is bright and beautiful --in the visible world giving birth to light and its master, and in the intellectual world dispensing, immediately and with full authority, truth and reason --and that whosoever would act wisely, either in private or in public, must set this Form of Good before his eyes. Plato

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Nothing that was worthy in the... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die. Thomas Carlyle

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Our will is always for our own... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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A good heart will help you to ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
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 Brontë

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The good is, like nature, an i... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration. José Ortega y Gasset

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In goodness there are all kind... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom. Euripides

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Look for no reward in goodness... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.

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What is good? All that heighte... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man. Friedrich Nietzsche

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On the whole, human beings wan... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. George Orwell

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It is easy to perform a good a... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions. Aristotle

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At the bottom of the heart of ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
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

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True human goodness, in all it... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Milan Kundera

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If goodness were only a theory... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will --the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them. William Hazlitt

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One of the darkest evils of ou... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good. H. G. Wells

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No one can be good for long if... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand. Bertolt Brecht

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No man or woman can be strong,... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
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

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There are few good women who d... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
There are few good women who do not tire of their role. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Good and bad men are less than... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Good and bad men are less than they seem. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The devil himself is good when... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
The devil himself is good when he is pleased. Thomas Fuller

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Being good is just a matter of... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end. Iris Murdoch

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If you pretend to be good, the... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
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

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We all have known good critics... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Goodness
We all have known good critics, who have stamped out poet's hopes; Good statesmen, who pulled ruin on the state; Good patriots, who, for a theory, risked a cause; Good kings, who disemboweled for a tax; Good Popes, who brought all good to jeopardy; Good Christians, who sat still in easy-chairs; And damned the general world for standing up. Now, may the good God pardon all good men! Elizabeth Barrett Browning