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Goodness

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be.
Be one.
(Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and stoic philosopher, 121-180 A.D.)
 
 When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced;
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
(Cherokee wisdom)
 
To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
(Ali Ibn-Abi Talib, Islamic leader, 598-661)
 
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green
(Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historain and essayist, 1795-1881)
 
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
(Albert Pike, American author, 1809-1891)
 
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches
but to reveal to him his own.
(Benjamin Disraeli, English author and prime minister, 1804-1881)
 
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
(François Michel Duguet, French singer)
 
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
(Nelson Mandela, former South African president, born 1918)
 
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
(Charles Lamb, English poet, 1775-1834)
 
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
(Nelson Mandela, former Soith African president, born 1918)
 
To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for,
rather than reacting to what we are against.
(Christina Baldwin, American spiritual writer)
 
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
(Aristoteles, Greek philosopher, 384-322 B.C.)
 
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
(Voltaire, French author and philosopher, 1694-1778)
 
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity;
and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
(Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, 1561-1628)
 
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
(Isabella Varley Banks, English poet, 1821-1887)
 
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher, 1803-1882)
 
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
(Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the USA, 1911-2004)
 
The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
(Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, 1795-1881)
 
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
(Buddha)
 
That which is beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
(Ninon de l'Enclos, French poet, 1616-1706)
 
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively.
Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personel power-releasing factor.
(Norman Vincent Peale, American pastor, 1898-1993)
 
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world
(Mohammed, founder of Islam, 571-633)