Quotes about goodness

Kindness is a sincere desire for the happiness of others; goodness is the activity calculated to advance that happiness.

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There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.

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True goodness is not merely impulsive, but rational and considerate — it will therefore pause, and be at some trouble to inquire what service, and how best may it be rendered… Goodness should be willing to give time, and thought, and patience, and even labour; not mere money and kind words and compassionate looks.

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Proverbs defines goodness in terms that are wider than morality and ethics. It is the order that underlies the creation.

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True happiness is too big and too glorious a thing to be found in anything below that glorious God—who is a Christian’s summum bonum—his chief good. True happiness lies only in our enjoyment of a suitable good, a pure good, a total good and an eternal good! God alone is such a good—and such a good can only satisfy the soul of ma... read more


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