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Goodness: (AS. god) The extrinsic elections of things. The positive object of desire. For Plato, coextensive with being. For the Romans, duty. For Kant, that which has value. For Peirce, the adaptation of a subject to its end. In psychology: the characteristic actions which follow moral norms. Opposite of evil. See Ethics. -- J.K.F.

goodness ::: n. --> The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.

goodness of fit: A measure of how well a set of observations agree with a proposed statistical model.

goodness who became incarnate and visited the

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   8 C S Lewis
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   7 Anonymous
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   4 Laozi
   4 Khaled Hosseini
   4 Jane Austen
   4 Harper Lee
   3 Victor Hugo
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1:What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
2:What needs our time are kinder beings, not more intelligent beings. Intelligence without goodness is a failed mutation. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
3:Blessed is the man who knows his own weakness, because this knowledge becomes to him the foundation, root, and beginning of all Goodness. ~ Saint Isaac of Syria,
4:Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. ~ Gautama Buddha,
5:the Many returning to and embracing the One is Good, and is known as wisdom; the One returning to and embracing the Many is Goodness, and is known as compassion. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality,
6:The Twelve Powers of the Mother manifested for Her Work: Sincerity, Peace, Equality, Generosity, Goodness, Courage, Progress, Receptivity, Aspiration, Perserverance, Gratitude, Humility
   ~ The Mother?,
7:Practice in a straightforward way. There is no need to live in fantasy and 'pretend' to be anything other than what you are. Be honest and open with yourself - if you are a good person, recognize that goodness and build upon it. If you are a deluded person, recognize that delusion and begin to disentangle yourself from it, be rid of it. It is essential that your practice be pure, straightforward and honest. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche,
8:The centre of the Mother's symbol represent the Divine Consciousness, the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti.
   The four petals of the Mother's symbol represent the four Aspects or Personalities of the Mother; Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi(Harmony), Mahakali(Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection).
   The twelve petals of the Mother's symbol represent; Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace.
   ~ ?,, [T5],
9:The simple fact is that we live in a world of conflict and opposites because we live in a world of boundaries. Since every boundary line is also a battle line, here is the human predicament: the firmer one's boundaries, the more entrenched are one's battles. The more I hold onto pleasure, the more I necessarily fear pain. The more I pursue goodness, the more I am obsessed with evil. The more I seek success, the more I must dread failure. The harder I cling to life, the more terrifying death becomes. The more I value anything, the more obsessed I become with its loss. Most of our problems, in other words, are problems of boundaries ~ ?,
10:Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown upon his work. So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labour to make all one glow of beauty and never cease chiselling your statue, until there shall shine out on you from it the godlike splendour of virtue, until you shall see the perfect goodness surely established in the stainless shrine. ~ Plotinus, The Enneads,
11:If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for . . . To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.

Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. ~ Thomas Merton,
12:Turn your thoughts now, and lift up your thoughts to a devout and joyous contemplation on sage Vyasa and Vasishtha, on Narda and Valmiki. Contemplate on the glorious Lord Buddha, Jesus the Christ, prophet Mohammed, the noble Zoroaster (Zarathushtra), Lord Mahavira, the holy Guru Nanak. Think of the great saints and sages of all ages, like Yajnavalkya, Dattatreya, Sulabha and Gargi, Anasooya and Sabari, Lord Gauranga, Mirabai, Saint Theresa and Francis of Assisi. Remember St. Augustine, Jallaludin Rumi, Kabir, Tukaram, Ramdas, Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Vivekananda and Rama Tirtha. Adore in thy heart the sacred memory of Mahatma Gandhi, sage Ramana Maharishi, Aurobindo Ghosh, Gurudev Sivananda and Swami Ramdas. They verily are the inspirers of humanity towards a life of purity, goodness and godliness. Their lives, their lofty examples, their great teachings constitute the real wealth and greatest treasure of mankind today.
   ~ Sri Chidananda, Advices On Spiritual Living,
13:Why God sometimes allows people who are genuinely good to be hindered in the good that they do. God, who is faithful, allows his friends to fall frequently into weakness only in order to remove from them any prop on which they might lean. For a loving person it would be a great joy to be able to achieve many great feats, whether keeping vigils, fasting, performing other ascetical practices or doing major, difficult and unusual works. For them this is a great joy, support and source of hope so that their works become a prop and a support upon which they can lean. But it is precisely this which our Lord wishes to take from them so that he alone will be their help and support. This he does solely on account of his pure goodness and mercy, for God is prompted to act only by his goodness, and in no way do our works serve to make God give us anything or do anything for us. Our Lord wishes his friends to be freed from such an attitude, and thus he removes their support from them so that they must henceforth find their support only in him. For he desires to give them great gifts, solely on account of his goodness, and he shall be their comfort and support while they discover themselves to be and regard themselves as being a pure nothingness in all the great gifts of God. The more essentially and simply the mind rests on God and is sustained by him, the more deeply we are established in God and the more receptive we are to him in all his precious gifts - for human kind should build on God alone. ~ Meister Eckhart,
14:In the name of Him Who created and sustains the world, the Sage Who endowed tongue with speech.
He attains no honor who turns the face from the doer of His mercy.
The kings of the earth prostate themselves before Him in supplication.
He seizes not in haste the disobedient, nor drives away the penitent with violence. The two worlds are as a drop of water in the ocean of His knowledge.
He withholds not His bounty though His servants sin; upon the surface of the earth has He spread a feast, in which both friend and foe may share.
Peerless He is, and His kingdom is eternal. Upon the head of one He placed a crown another he hurled from the throne to the ground.
The fire of His friend He turned into a flower garden; through the water of the Nile He sended His foes to perdition.
Behind the veil He sees all, and concealed our faults with His own goodness.

He is near to them that are downcast, and accepts the prayers of them that lament.
He knows of the things that exist not, of secrets that are untold.
He causes the moon and the sun to revolve, and spreads water upon the earth.
In the heart of a stone hath He placed a jewel; from nothing had He created all that is.
Who can reveal the secret of His qualities; what eye can see the limits of His beauty?
The bird of thought cannot soar to the height of His presence, nor the hand of understanding reach to the skirt of His praise.
Think not, O Saadi, that one can walk in the road of purity except in the footsteps of Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him)
~ Saadi, The Bustan of Sa'di,
15:"Now I have taught you about Immortal Man and have loosed the bonds of the robbers from him. I have broken the gates of the pitiless ones in their presence. I have humiliated their malicious intent, and they all have been shamed and have risen from their ignorance. Because of this, then, I came here, that they might be joined with that Spirit and Breath, [III continues:] and might from two become one, just as from the first, that you might yield much fruit and go up to Him Who Is from the Beginning, in ineffable joy and glory and honor and grace of the Father of the Universe.

"Whoever, then, knows the Father in pure knowledge will depart to the Father and repose in Unbegotten Father. But whoever knows him defectively will depart to the defect and the rest of the Eighth. Now whoever knows Immortal Spirit of Light in silence, through reflecting and consent in the truth, let him bring me signs of the Invisible One, and he will become a light in the Spirit of Silence. Whoever knows Son of Man in knowledge and love, let him bring me a sign of Son of Man, that he might depart to the dwelling-places with those in the Eighth.

"Behold, I have revealed to you the name of the Perfect One, the whole will of the Mother of the Holy Angels, that the masculine multitude may be completed here, that there might appear in the aeons, the infinities and those that came to be in the untraceable wealth of the Great Invisible Spirit, that they all might take from his goodness, even the wealth of their rest that has no kingdom over it. I came from First Who Was Sent, that I might reveal to you Him Who Is from the Beginning, because of the arrogance of Arch-Begetter and his angels, since they say about themselves that they are gods. And I came to remove them from their blindness, that I might tell everyone about the God who is above the universe. Therefore, tread upon their graves, humiliate their malicious intent, and break their yoke and arouse my own. I have given you authority over all things as Sons of Light, that you might tread upon their power with your feet."

These are the things the blessed Savior said, and he disappeared from them. Then all the disciples were in great, ineffable joy in the spirit from that day on. And his disciples began to preach the Gospel of God, the eternal, imperishable spirit. Amen.
~ The Sophia of Jesus (excerpt), The Nag Hamadi Library,
Hasten towards the good, leave behind all evil thoughts, for to do good without enthusiasm is to have a mind which delights in evil.

If one does an evil action, he should not persist in it, he should not delight in it. For full of suffering is the accumulation of evil.

If one does a good action, he should persist in it and take delight in it. Full of happiness is the accumulation of good.

As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the wrong-doer knows unhappiness.

As long as his good action has not yet ripened, one who does good may experience unhappiness. But when it ripens, the good man knows happiness.

Do not treat evil lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the fool fills himself little by little with wickedness.

Do not treat good lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the sage fills himself little by little with goodness.

The merchant who is carrying many precious goods and who has but few companions, avoids dangerous roads; and a man who loves his life is wary of poison. Even so should one act regarding evil.

A hand that has no wound can carry poison with impunity; act likewise, for evil cannot touch the righteous man.

If you offend one who is pure, innocent and defenceless, the insult will fall back on you, as if you threw dust against the wind.

Some are reborn here on earth, evil-doers go to the worlds of Niraya,1 the just go to the heavenly worlds, but those who have freed themselves from all desire attain Nirvana.

Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can find refuge from his evil actions.

Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can hide from death.

People have the habit of dealing lightly with thoughts that come. And the atmosphere is full of thoughts of all kinds which do not in fact belong to anybody in particular, which move perpetually from one person to another, very freely, much too freely, because there are very few people who can keep their thoughts under control.

When you take up the Buddhist discipline to learn how to control your thoughts, you make very interesting discoveries. You try to observe your thoughts. Instead of letting them pass freely, sometimes even letting them enter your head and establish themselves in a quite inopportune way, you look at them, observe them and you realise with stupefaction that in the space of a few seconds there passes through the head a series of absolutely improbable thoughts that are altogether harmful.
Conversion of the aim of life from the ego to the Divine: instead of seeking one's own satisfaction, to have the service of the Divine as the aim of life.
What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make. 2 October 1969 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,

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1:Goodness gracious me! ~ C S Lewis
2:No greatness without goodness. ~ Yann Martel
3:Badness is only spoiled goodness. ~ C S Lewis
4:Evil is more famous than goodness. ~ Toba Beta
5:Goodness had nothing to do with it. ~ Mae West
6:Goodness is stronger than evil. ~ Desmond Tutu
7:How goodness heightens beauty! ~ Milan Kundera
8:Goodness is very seldom dramatic, ~ Tony Reinke
9:It's pure goodness to laugh again. ~ Lisa McMann
10:and gave her a thank-goodness hug ~ Blue Balliett
11:God's glory is His goodness. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
12:Let goodness go with the doing. ~ Marcus Aurelius
13:Beauty is no guarantee of goodness. ~ Claudia Gray
14:God in his goodness sent the grapes ~ Walter Scott
15:When goodness is lost there is morality. ~ Lao Tzu
16:Dear goodness, the things you learned. ~ Harper Lee
17:Thank goodness I've saved my money. ~ Kyle Chandler
18:Goodness, Truth and Beauty come first ~ Muriel Spark
19:For goodness sake, look at those cakes. ~ James Brown
20:Goodness, man, don't be so lachrymose. ~ D H Lawrence
21:In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom. ~ Euripides
22:Nature is goodness crystallized. ~ Henry David Thoreau
23:Infinite goodness has such wide arms. ~ Dante Alighieri
24:The face of goodness may surprise you. ~ Victor LaValle
25:God is not a symbol of goodness; ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
26:God’s goodness is stronger than any evil! ~ Pope Francis
27:Goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems. ~ John Milton
28:Love goodness more than you fear evil. ~ Jonathan Rogers
29:You are my goodness. My redemption. My lifeline. ~ Tijan
30:Goodness Is oneness-love In perfect action. ~ Sri Chinmoy
31:I believe in the goodness of imagination. ~ Sue Monk Kidd
32:Love gives one a kind of goodness. ~ Alexandre Dumas fils
33:We believe in the inherent goodness of man. ~ Steven Biko
34:Goodness is nothing in the furnace of art. ~ Peter Shaffer
35:I love your duck with all its ducky goodness! ~ Jade Puget
36:Strength is goodness, weakness is sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda
37:When goodness is lost, it is replaced by morality. ~ Laozi
38:Goodness is easier to recognize than to define. ~ W H Auden
39:...goodness is murdered, mediocrity thrives... ~ Bill Hicks
40:Goodness that preaches undoes itself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
41:Someone else's loss is my chocolatey goodness ~ Joss Whedon
42:Thank goodness my education was neglected. ~ Beatrix Potter
43:Thank goodness werewolves don’t come in “ugly. ~ Celia Kyle
44:Fear corrodes our confidence in God's goodness. ~ Max Lucado
45:Fearful is the seductive power of goodness. ~ Bertolt Brecht
46:Goodness is beauty in its best mistake ~ Christopher Marlowe
47:Goodness is beauty in the best estate. ~ Christopher Marlowe
48:You are remembered for your goodness. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi
49:It is only goodness which gives extra... ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
50:My goodness, you're 60 already, already ~ John Walter Bratton
51:The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess. ~ Menander
52:When good men die their goodness does not perish. ~ Euripides
53:Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty. ~ Anne Rice
54:Goodness strives not, and therefore it is not rebuked. ~ Laozi
55:Only basic goodness gives life to technique. ~ Stephen R Covey
56:The soul is strong that trusts in goodness. ~ Philip Massinger
57:A real man is he whose goodness is a part of himself. ~ Mencius
58:is part of the infinite goodness of God, that He ~ Peter Kreeft
59:Kindness is goodness hidden in the heart ~ William Kean Seymour
60:Goodness means the highest degree of popularity. ~ Heinrich Mann
61:Goodness, that Simon Cowell is a sensitive soul. ~ Bruce Forsyth
62:I didn’t feel that there was much goodness in me. ~ Garry Disher
63:I never seen good come out of goodness. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
64:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile: ~ William Shakespeare
65:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile. ~ William Shakespeare
66:Without Goodness one cannot enjoy enduring happiness ~ Confucius
67:Only basic goodness gives life to technique. To ~ Stephen R Covey
68:Photographers aren't artists, for goodness sake. ~ Diana Vreeland
69:Taste goodness before you recommend it. ~ Chinmayananda Saraswati
70:The goodness of the heart is shown in deeds ~ Philip James Bailey
71:Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. ~ William Shakespeare
72:Who will dare to write a history of human goodness? ~ Will Durant
73:Goodness has never been a guarantee of safety. ~ Madeleine L Engle
74:I am inspired when I see goodness in other people. ~ Tricia Helfer
75:I see humanity’s flaws, but I see the goodness too. ~ Melissa Marr
76:Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? ~ Anthony Burgess
77:evil is, after all, only a deficiency of goodness. ~ Dorothy Gilman
78:Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect. ~ Luther Campbell
79:Nil magnum nisi bonum. No greatness without goodness. ~ Yann Martel
80:Nothing is rarer than real goodness. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
81:It is not goodness to be better than the worst. ~ Seneca the Younger
82:Loving-kindness is the better part of goodness. ~ W Somerset Maugham
83:When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
As usual goodness hardly puts up a fight. ~ Bill Watterson
85:Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to. ~ Terry Pratchett
86:Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil. ~ Robert A Heinlein
87:Nothing easier than to confuse busyness with goodness. ~ Mason Cooley
88:Abash'd the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is. ~ John Milton
89:Did Pete cry? Goodness no. Buttons come, and buttons go. ~ Eric Litwin
90:God’s goodness by how my life felt at any given time. ~ Lysa TerKeurst
91:He seemed full of some goodness she didn't understand ~ Raymond Carver
92:Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven. ~ Mary Baker Eddy
93:Sin writes histories, goodness is silent. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
94:"The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind." ~ Atiśa Dīpa kara Śrījñāna
95:Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
96:Goodness is the only investment that never fails. ~ Henry David Thoreau
97:Goodness its the kind of work I come to the Fringe to see ~ Lyn Gardner
98:He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him! ~ Arthur Miller
99:Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. ~ Anne Rice
100:Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. ~ Anonymous
101:Goodness can be found sometimes in the middle of hell. ~ Charles Bukowski
102:Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
103:Greatness is a matter of a moment. Goodness is the work of ~ Sri Chinmoy
104:I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness. ~ Cassandra Clare
105:I know no other sign of superiority than Goodness. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
106:Once you savor God's goodness, sin holds no lasting appeal. ~ Judah Smith
107:Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness ~ Herman Melville
108:Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is. ~ Cassandra Clare
109:An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck
110:Never give up. Goodness will always outrun evil in the end. ~ Anne Fortier
111:No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand. ~ Bertolt Brecht
112:Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity. ~ Charles Spurgeon
113:The only word for goodness is goodness, and it is not enough. ~ Pat Conroy
114:Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness. ~ Herman Melville
115:25 The mark of a heart filled with goodness is a cheerful face, ~ Anonymous
116:Abash'd the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is,..... ~ John Milton
117:A man who has no conscience, no goodness does not suffer! ~ Khaled Hosseini
118:Goodness could be found sometimes in the middle of hell. ~ Charles Bukowski
119:I loved writing Dumbledore and he is the epitome of goodness. ~ J K Rowling
120:Man's nature is evil; goodness is the result of conscious activity. ~ Xunzi
121:True goodness is an inward grace, not an outward necessity. ~ Ellen Glasgow
122:You are my Lord, because You have no need of my goodness. ~ Saint Augustine
123:A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer. ~ Khaled Hosseini
124:It is not goodness that leads me to tithe, but gratitude. ~ Kim Vogel Sawyer
125:Just like osmosis, the goodness in you will always attract evil. ~ G P Ching
126:People are simply incapable of prolonged, sustained goodness. ~ Diane Frolov
127:Any walk towards the reason and goodness is a holy walk! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
128:Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. ~ Xunzi
129:I followed Him for His wisdom. But served Him for His goodness. ~ Chuck Black
130:If you look after truth and goodness, beauty looks after herself. ~ Eric Gill
131:If you must know, he said 'my goodness me, a walking potato ~ Terry Pratchett
132:The largest part of goodness is the will to become good. ~ Seneca the Younger
133:The moment good taste knows itself, some of its goodness is lost. ~ C S Lewis
134:When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. ~ Harper Lee
135:Character survives; goodness lives; love is immortal. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
136:goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, ~ Anonymous
137:Goodness can endure a few moments; holiness is life-defining. ~ Ravi Zacharias
138:Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness. ~ Athenaeus
139:Goodness-real goodness- has its own sort of cruelty to it... ~ Cassandra Clare
140:Goodness, real goodness, has it's own sort of cruelty to it. ~ Cassandra Clare
141:Happiness requires both complete goodness and a complete lifetime. ~ Aristotle
142:His goodness was always there, even when I didn’t want to see it, ~ Staci Hart
143:A person who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer. ~ Khaled Hosseini
144:Goodness is, so to speak, itself: badness is only spoiled goodness. ~ C S Lewis
145:Goodness - real goodness - has its own sort of cruelty to it. ~ Cassandra Clare
146:Let us allow God to fill our hearts with his goodness and mercy. ~ Pope Francis
147:Thank goodness modern convenience is a thing of the remote future. ~ Walt Kelly
148:The goodness of the mother is written in the gaiety of the child. ~ Victor Hugo
149:the goodness of the mother is written in the gayety of the child; ~ Victor Hugo
150:the goodness of the mother is written on the gaiety of the child. ~ Victor Hugo
151:This is true faith, a living confidence in the goodness of God. ~ Martin Luther
152:We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
153:What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy
154:Beauty is part of the finished language by which goodness speaks. ~ George Eliot
155:Evil forges a tornado.
But goodness battles in a straight line. ~ Caris Roane
156:God's grace, quite simply, is God's mercy and goodness toward us. ~ Billy Graham
157:I am reclaiming myself. Trusting my goodness and my divine mission. ~ Matisyahu
158:Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not. ~ Arthur Miller
159:Oh, my goodness gracious! I've been bamboozled!

-Jason Todd ~ Judd Winick
160:The purpose of life is to bring forth goodness. Now, in this life. ~ Leo Tolstoy
161:True goodness springs from a man's own heart. All men are born good. ~ Confucius
162:What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
163:Beauty is the radiance of truth, and the frangrance of goodness. ~ Vincent McNabb
164:Goodness me, the clock has struck-
Alackday, and fuck my luck. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
165:It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy
166:It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost. ~ Rumi
167:It is the way of the world that goodness is often repaid by badness. ~ Alex Haley
168:Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. ~ E M Forster
169:Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one. ~ Elbert Hubbard
170:The whole universe is but the footprint of the Divine goodness. ~ Dante Alighieri
172:Your goodness must have some edge to it -- else it is none. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
173:After all, Goodness is a state of grace. Evil, is a state of mind. ~ Greg F Gifune
174:Goodness shapes our will, and truth shapes our understanding. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
175:Goodness will find the little boy. It always has. It will again. ~ Cormac McCarthy
176:If you look after goodness and truth, beauty will take care of itself. ~ Eric Gill
177:Jesus is the culmination of the greatness and the goodness of God. ~ Matt Chandler
178:Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. ~ John Dryden
179:Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest ~ Francis Bacon
180:One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it ~ Jane Austen
181:Thank goodness God is still faithful even when we’re faithless. ~ Terri Blackstock
182:The trust of a people comes from the goodness of their leaders. ~ Melina Marchetta
183:Well goodness knows, goodness knows what historians will write. ~ Alexander Downer
184:We would like to picture goodness as being synonymous with safety. ~ John Eldredge
185:Without imagination, there is no goodness, no wisdom. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
186:A man's goodness is truly measured by what he is, not what he does. ~ Deepak Chopra
187:Artists are indeed unlikely to be good, goodness would silence them. ~ Iris Murdoch
188:for those who notice, his face wears his goodness quite handsomely. ~ Elinor Lipman
189:I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me. ~ Rodney Dangerfield
190:Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness. ~ Martin Luther King Jr
191:One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it. ~ Jane Austen
192:The fourth Mrs. Jake Spear? Good God. And strip club? My goodness! ~ Kristen Ashley
193:[T]here is no goodness that is not bodily and realistic and local. ~ Rowan Williams
194:There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent ~ Leo Tolstoy
195:Believe in the immortality and everlasting effects of your goodness. ~ Robert Muller
196:Every time you do goodness, you rise to the summit of humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
197:Goodness, what beautiful diamonds!' 'Goodness had nothing to do with it'. ~ Mae West
198:In society one needs a flexible virtue; too much goodness can be blamable. ~ Moliere
199:I think the nature of faith is love an love of the goodness in man. ~ Tobsha Learner
200:Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished ~ Nelson Mandela
201:People forget to understand your goodness, teach them something new. ~ M F Moonzajer
202:Thank goodness, I can always find something funny to keep me up. ~ Louisa May Alcott
203:Thank goodness there is such a good face on soda. Vaccinists euthenists. ~ Anonymous
204:The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. ~ Dalai Lama
205:Truly good people are not aware of their goodness, And are therefore good. ~ Lao Tzu
206:You are my Lord, because You have no need of my goodness. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
207:Goodness is not kindness, and there is nothing crueler than virtue. ~ Cassandra Clare
208:Goodness, think of what trouble they’d be in if Folly hadn’t practiced. ~ Jim Butcher
209:My father had never spoken of goodness this way before. It disarmed me. ~ Andr Aciman
210:So I caution you, beware of those who mock goodness and self-discipline. ~ Robin Hobb
211:Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness. ~ Seneca the Younger
212:The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man. ~ Francis Bacon
213:There is goodness as well as greatness in simplicity, not in wealth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
214:There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. ~ Leo Tolstoy
215:I close my eyes, think positive thoughts, and breathe goodness in and out ~ Louise Hay
216:In worship we are ascribing greatness, goodness, and glory to God. It ~ Dallas Willard
217:Jihad is nothing but making efforts to realise goodness in life. ~ Asghar Ali Engineer
218:A guy who advertises his own goodness is just another kind of asshole. ~ David Levithan
219:Constant acts of goodness are worth far more than rare acts of greatness. ~ Ron Kaufman
220:goodness—what defines a good person. Keep to it in everything you do. ~ Marcus Aurelius
221:Happiness is a certain activity of soul in conformity with perfect goodness ~ Aristotle
222:I am larger, better than I thought, I did not know I held so much goodness. ~ Amy Cuddy
223:One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it." "I ~ Jane Austen
224:Only those few people who practice it believe in goodness. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
225:Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty. ~ Yasunari Kawabata
226:There is an essential goodness in Americans. They love this country. ~ Kellyanne Conway
227:There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. ~ Leo Tolstoy
228:There is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness. ~ Martin Luther King Jr
229:The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness ~ Dalai Lama XIV
230:We were created to be expressions of the goodness and wholeness of God. ~ Erwin McManus
231:Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
232:Happiness is in its highest degree the sister of goodness. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
233:If goodness can't come from bad things, it makes bad things unbearable. ~ David Levithan
234:I have never lost faith in America's essential goodness and greatness. ~ Hillary Clinton
235:I temporarily lost my hope in love, and it was temporary, thank goodness. ~ Shania Twain
236:It must be that evil had its own attractions, just as goodness did. Vance ~ Lisa Kleypas
237:it’s a very hard thing to resist, real goodness, in a tough man. ~ Gregory David Roberts
238:Never for a moment allow your greatness to interfere with your goodness. ~ Oprah Winfrey
239:Our starting place was always original goodness,10 not original sin. This ~ Richard Rohr
240:People’s goodness or badness exists within not them but our minds. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
241:There are heroes of wickedness, as there are of goodness. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
242:God is not merely good, but goodness; goodness is not merely divine, but God. ~ C S Lewis
243:If you never want to be criticized, for goodness sake don't do anything new. ~ Jeff Bezos
244:It takes courage for people to listen to their own goodness and act on it. ~ Pablo Casals
245:One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it. ~ Elizabeth Bennett
246:There is no excess of goodness. You cannot go too far in the right direction. ~ C S Lewis
247:There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted. ~ Henry David Thoreau
248:You crown your year with your goodness
and your paths drip with abundance ~ Anonymous
249:And when something awful happens, the goodness stands out even more ... ~ Banana Yoshimoto
250:Goodness comes out of sadness. Strength comes out of difficult situations. ~ Rashmi Bansal
251:I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness. ~ Walt Whitman
252:I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.” - Jem Carstairs ~ Cassandra Clare
253:If I lose you, I lose everything. You are the only goodness in my world. ~ Sylvain Reynard
254:If you never want to be criticized, for goodness' sake don't do anything new. ~ Jeff Bezos
255:I have always believed that there is more goodness than evil in the world. ~ Kathryn Lasky
256:It felt as if her goodness could actually be enough to heal my ugliness. ~ Jessica Hawkins
257:I've never had any desire to be good. I don't like goodness particularly. ~ Hanif Kureishi
258:Morality itself requires transcendence, the existence of a “real” goodness. ~ James W Sire
259:My contrariness kept Char laughing, and his goodness kept me in love. ~ Gail Carson Levine
260:She has more goodness in her little finger than he has in his whole body. ~ Jonathan Swift
261:She's a good woman, he thought. The kind of woman whose goodness is oppressive. ~ Han Kang
262:six fundamental virtues: love, wisdom, truth, goodness, mercy and justice ~ Gena Showalter
263:The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favor of God. ~ Matthew Henry
264:Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness. ~ Jane Austen
265:All the goodness of a good egg cannot make up for the badness of a bad one. ~ Charles A Dana
266:Bars can't build better men and misery can only break what goodness remains. ~ Stuart Turton
267:Being born with a talent or an inclination for goodness is the aberration. ~ Gregory Maguire
268:Goodness, my nose is enormous,' she exclaimed. 'Why didn't anyone tell me? ~ Cassandra Clare
269:Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. ~ Anne Frank
270:If goodness does exist, then I'm the opposite of it. I'm evil, and I revel in it ~ Anne Rice
271:Old age robs you of every last illusion, even the belief in your own goodness. ~ Jill Ciment
272:Thank goodness air and salvation are still free...and so is laughter. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
273:There is so much goodness in real life- do let us keep it out of our books. ~ Norman Douglas
274:There was goodness in the world still, even if you couldn't always see it. ~ Jenny Valentine
275:When you're wide awake say it for goodness sake, it's gonna be a great day. ~ Paul McCartney
276:Writing is the starting point from which all goodness (and crappiness) flows. ~ Guy Kawasaki
277:A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God. ~ Brennan Manning
278:As peace is of all goodness, so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic, of all misery. ~ John Donne
279:Goodness means telling good lies, so that people won't get hurt by true words. ~ Sue Townsend
280:If we deny our anger, our pain, our ambition, or our goodness, we will suffer. ~ M Scott Peck
281:In my family, goodness is just badness before its had something to drink. ~ Christopher Titus
282:Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
283:Never mind. Thank goodness air and salvation are still free," said Aunt Jamesina. ~ Anonymous
284:The goodness of your true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
285:The more goodness you gave to me, the more darkness I gave back. I was changing you.. ~ Tijan
286:To be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
287:Your first responsibility is to yourself and to your own goodness of heart. ~ George Saunders
288:I am larger, better than I thought;
I did not know I held so much goodness. ~ Walt Whitman
289:I don’t like it, but I’m a person, thank goodness, who can do what I don’t like. ~ Henry James
290:It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost. ~ Stephen King
291:Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive. ~ William Congreve
292:Never wish the death of anyone or you will lose your goodness inside you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
293:The Infinite Goodness has such wide arms that it takes whatever turns to it. ~ Dante Alighieri
294:To count - really and truly to count - a woman must have goodness or brains. ~ Agatha Christie
295:Truth, and goodness, and beauty, are but different faces of the same All ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
296:Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
297:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile; Filths savour but themselves. ~ William Shakespeare
298:badness cannot succeed even in being bad in the same way in which goodness is good. ~ C S Lewis
299:...bars can't build better men and misery can only break what goodness remains. ~ Stuart Turton
300:For God is good - or rather, of all goodness He is the Fountainhead. ~ Athanasius of Alexandria
301:Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man. ~ Anthony Burgess
302:How did the supposed goodness of God not get overpowered by the world's darkness? ~ Beth K Vogt
303:If you never want to be criticized,
for goodness' sake, don't do anything new. ~ Jeff Bezos
304:I too believe in the intrinsic goodness of human beings, but it means nothing. ~ Roberto Bola o
305:Just as darkness cannot put out a candle, evil has no real power over goodness. ~ Vernon Howard
306:Live the life that unfolds before you- love goodness more than you fear evil. ~ Jonathan Rogers
307:My only wickedness is that I love you; my only goodness, the same. ~ Constance Fenimore Woolson
308:No one can appropriate God, goodness, the Bible or Jesus. It just seems that way. ~ Anne Lamott
309:People forget your goodness; teach thing something so they can always remember. ~ M F Moonzajer
310:Real 'imaan' is faith in humanity, so those who deny goodness are kafirs. ~ Asghar Ali Engineer
311:Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love ~ Bryant McGill
312:They all sat, nodding and rocking, entranced by a vision of the warm goodness of ~ Rebecca West
313:Truth, and goodness, and beauty, are but different faces of the same All. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
314:Visit the port of goodness often; if you can, cast your anchor over there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
315:Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness. ~ Michel de Montaigne
316:Goodness, a girl steps out of the office for a couple days and the whole world ends! ~ A J Lauer
317:In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness ~ Bessel A van der Kolk
318:It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a tremendous cost. ~ Stephen King
319:My goodness, everyone is planting grapes, even a neighbor with only five acres. ~ Doc Severinsen
320:Only evil grows of itself, while for goodness we want effort and courage. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
321:Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. ~ Thomas Carlyle
322:Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love. ~ Bryant McGill
323:striking—a guy who advertises his own goodness is just another kind of asshole. ~ David Levithan
324:The goodness you receive from God is a treasure for you to share with others. ~ Elizabeth George
325:The measure of your holiness is proportionate to the goodness of your will. ~ John of Ruysbroeck
326:Wikipedia represents a belief in the supremacy of reason and goodness of others. ~ Daniel H Pink
327:Along with judging myself harshly, I'd also always seen the truth of goodness in me. ~ Tara Brach
328:I have neither friends nor relatives, thank goodness. I’m as lonely as a stone. ~ Sholom Aleichem
329:It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck
330:Love and goodness and the world’s beauty and humanity are the reasons we have hope. ~ Anne Lamott
331:Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God. ~ James Mark Baldwin
332:"We all have the seeds of basic goodness within us. We only have to nourish them." ~ Pema Chödron
333:All of the goodness in the world doesn't amount to a hill of beans without courage ~ Dennis Prager
334:God's love is an exercise of his goodness toward sinners who merit only condemnation. ~ J I Packer
335:Goodness knows the Republican electorate is a pretty narrow slice of the population. ~ David Price
336:He who loves goodness harbors angels, reveres reverence, and lives with God. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
337:If we can feel confident in our goodness, it will illuminate our life and society ~ Sakyong Mipham
338:No. I have plenty of reason. But without honor and goodness, reason isn’t worth much. ~ Penny Reid
339:[On the birth of son William:] Thank goodness he hasn't got ears like his father. ~ Princess Diana
340:Serve the dinner backward, do anything - but for goodness sake, do something weird. ~ Elsa Maxwell
341:Thank goodness we don't have only serious problems, but ridiculous ones as well. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
342:The pleasures of this world are rather from God's goodness than our own merit. ~ Benjamin Franklin
343:There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness. ~ Albert Camus
344:We are kept all as securely in Love in woe as in weal, by the Goodness of God. ~ Julian of Norwich
345:We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. ~ Gavin de Becker
346:What irritates me most about him is his natural goodness, his inborn selflessness. ~ Veronica Roth
347:A love that is based on the goodness of those whom you love is a mercenary affair. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
348:Goodness knows what the world is coming to when park rangers carry service revolvers. ~ Bill Bryson
349:[It was] a beauty that sours if it isn't nourished by some goodness within. ~ Gregory David Roberts
350:Order is not goodness; but perhaps it is the indispensable road to arrive at it. ~ Maria Montessori
351:To be honest I'm the only one really who's a cowboy. Like an honest to goodness cowboy. ~ Tim Rozon
352:What is the scent of water?" "Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew. ~ Elizabeth Goudge
353:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile;
Filths savour but themselves... ~ William Shakespeare
354:A love that is based on the goodness of those whom you love is a mercenary affair. ~ Karen Armstrong
355:Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness. ~ Billy Graham
356:People, they all have the word goodness on lips a bloody knife between their teeth. ~ Eug ne Ionesco
357:six fundamental virtues: love, wisdom, truth, goodness, mercy and justice. “Through ~ Gena Showalter
358:Thank goodness we don't have only serious problems, but ridiculous ones as well. ~ Edsger W Dijkstra
359:This religion that scorned the beauty and goodness of this world was a puzzle to me. ~ Wendell Berry
360:For my son, born of a dragon and a phoenix. Fight not for greatness, but for goodness. ~ Ren e Ahdieh
361:For the glory born of Goodness Never dies, And its flag is not half-masted In the skies. ~ Bret Harte
362:For the sake of goodness and love, man shall grant death no dominion over his thoughts. ~ Thomas Mann
363:Free time is death to the anxious, and thank goodness I don't have any of it right now. ~ Jon Stewart
364:How lovely goodness is in those who, stepping lightly, go smiling through the world. ~ Virginia Woolf
365:I believe in goodness, mercy and charity. I believe in casting bread upon the waters. ~ Leonard Nimoy
366:If goodness is its own reward, shouldn't we get a little something for being naughty? ~ Lauren Bacall
367:If you're a good person, the goodness will continue through your descendants. ~ Diane von Furstenberg
368:intention alone isn’t sufficient. Goodness is proved through action rather than ideas. ~ Claudia Gray
369:I think the message of goodness over beauty is a valuable one. I wish the world knew it. ~ Alex Flinn
370:Raju Hirani films are filled with simplicity and goodness. I really love such films. ~ Anushka Sharma
371:Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness. ~ Michel de Montaigne
372:Forever all goodness will be most charming; forever all wickedness will be most odious. ~ Thomas Sprat
373:Gina. I wish to goodness that detestable thing had never set his foot inside our doors! ~ Henrik Ibsen
374:Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
375:Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good. ~ Walter Savage Landor
376:Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love. ~ Saul Bellow
377:...goodness is not the absence of evil - it's the light that pushes back the darkness... ~ John Geddes
378:Goodness is sparked by a caution for the sake of what is good, not a fear of what is bad. ~ Criss Jami
379:How could anyone endure what we had known and still be capable of so much goodness? ~ Jacqueline Carey
380:I think the biggest lie the devil ever told was that beauty and goodness are the same. ~ Daniel Nayeri
381:It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example. ~ Seneca
382:One's sanctions for truth and goodness are established largely by individual preferences. ~ Ken Wilber
383:there are people who added goodness to the world and people who lived to destroy it. ~ Nicholas Sparks
384:The true master lives in truth,In goodness and restraint,Non-violence, moderation and purity. ~ Buddha
385:What is the scent of water?"
"Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew. ~ Elizabeth Goudge
386:Could it be that goodness waxes and wanes like the moon, and that only evil is constant? ~ Alan Bradley
387:Goodness by its nature is lovable and love finds it impossible not to pursue goodness. ~ Fulton J Sheen
388:I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity. ~ Lord Mountbatten
389:I do not believe in goodness in the world anymore. What is good either dies or is killed. ~ Scott Frost
390:Love is not getting, but giving; It is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living. ~ Henry Van Dyke
391:Only a life of goodness and honesty leaves us feeling spiritually healthy and human. ~ Harold S Kushner
392:Put together every little bit of goodness that you have known and you have your being. ~ John de Ruiter
393:The most basic and somehow forgettable thing is this: Love is not pain. Love is goodness. ~ Deb Caletti
394:there were people who added goodness to the world and people who lived to destroy it. ~ Nicholas Sparks
395:When we are under a tree, we are under a temple, a temple of countless goodnesses! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
396:God has a way of removing what looks permanent by showing us an explosion of His goodness. ~ Joel Osteen
397:Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
398:Goodness—real goodness—has its own sort of cruelty to it,” said Jem, looking past her. ~ Cassandra Clare
399:I believe in divinity. Like the goodness that works through people. The God inside humanity. ~ Aryn Kyle
400:I seem to have fallen for women with missing parents. Goodness knows what it signifies. ~ Salman Rushdie
401:Report followeth not all goodness, except difficulty and rarity be joined thereto. ~ Michel de Montaigne
402:What evil does first in the world, maybe, is distract us from our pursuit of goodness. ~ George Saunders
403:What makes a man stand up and work? Strength. Strength is goodness, weakness is sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda
404:You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does ~ Sri Chinmoy
405:Basic goodness is the experience that you are primordially whole. That is who you are. ~ Meggan Watterson
406:... But for goodness sake, Frank— forget you're an engineer, and simply enjoy the view. ~ Arthur C Clarke
407:For Aristotle, goodness is a kind of prospering in the precarious affair of being human. ~ Terry Eagleton
408:Goodness is no part of the definition of the God Hypothesis, merely a desirable add-on. ~ Richard Dawkins
409:He was officially good, and I enjoyed berating myself for not appreciating his goodness. ~ Rebecca Schiff
410:If there be any one whose power is in beauty, in purity, in goodness, it is a woman. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
411:I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic human goodness present in all of us. ~ Martin Sheen
412:Let our Fathers and Grandfathers be valued for their Goodness, ourselves for our own. ~ Benjamin Franklin
413:None of us could live with an habitual truth-teller; but thank goodness none of us has to. ~ Mark Twain
414:...there are people who added goodness to the world and people who lived to destroy it. ~ Nicholas Sparks
415:There is no creature so small and abject, that it representeth not the goodness of God. ~ Thomas a Kempis
416:This is evidence that goodness and wickedness in the bible have nothing to do with morality. ~ Dan Barker
417:Whatever you do, for goodness sake, don’t change the name of your corporation to initials. ~ David Ogilvy
418:Your spiritual developement is a divine path that leads to truth, goodness and beauty; ~ Morihei Ueshiba
419:if Christianity is true, then the end of our exploring will be joy and goodness and life. ~ G K Chesterton
420:I think goodness is about how person behaves to person, and also person to world, to nature. ~ Vikram Seth
421:One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts. ~ Molly Ivins
422:There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distill it out. ~ William Shakespeare
423:"True freedom comes when we follow our Buddha nature, the natural goodness of our heart." ~ Jack Kornfield
424:What would have happened to me if I would not have believed I would see the goodness of God? ~ Joel Osteen
425:Because I'm not writing all the time (thank goodness), my mind is sometimes pleasantly blank. ~ Lydia Davis
426:But I hope you will heed this: A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer. ~ Khaled Hosseini
427:Celebration is best done in the company of others who can rejoice with us over God's goodness. ~ Max Anders
428:Do you know how hard it is to play a character where youre always in heels? Oh, my goodness! ~ Serinda Swan
429:Every man had his personal habits, passions, and impulses toward goodness, beauty, and truth. ~ Leo Tolstoy
430:For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts. ~ Thomas Mann
431:Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable. ~ Matthew Henry
432:In the world there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness. ~ Clarice Lispector
433:It is not badness, it is the absence of goodness, which, in Art as in Life, is so depressing. ~ Freya Stark
434:No one can rob us of our own soul, and our spirit is already one with the eternal goodness. ~ Ernest Holmes
435:Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits. ~ Heloise
436:So beauty is the base of literature, also truth is the base of science and goodness is the base of ethics ~
437:The world seemed to me fine because you were in it, and goodness more real because you lived. ~ Oscar Wilde
438:Though we love goodness and not stealing, yet also we love freedom and not preaching. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
439:What sort of a world is it where evil is born of an act of goodness?

-Vancha March ~ Darren Shan
440:Mornin', ladies. My goodness, don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good. ~ Andy Griffith
441:that there were people who added goodness to the world and people who lived to destroy it. ~ Nicholas Sparks
442:There are many sources of happiness. Doing goodness is one of them and one of the best! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
443:Faith is a free surrenderand a joyous wager on the unseen, unknown, untested goodness of God. ~ Martin Luther
444:God is all that is good, as to my sight, and the goodness that each thing hath, it is He. ~ Julian of Norwich
445:Goodness in words creates trust, goodness in thinking creates depth, goodness in giving creates love. ~ Laozi
446:Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. ~ Beatrix Potter
447:There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
Would men observingly distill it out. ~ William Shakespeare
448:Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart. ~ William Dean Howells
449:But as far as true goodness was concerned, that didn't exist - not in the land of cowardly men. ~ Paulo Coelho
450:Cat lovers display an intensity lacking — thank goodness — in most human relationships. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
451:Every great risk in God’s name begins with confidence in the goodness and trustworthiness of God. ~ J D Greear
452:Goodness, what a nasty suspicious mind the boy has, I thought. He must have got it from me. ~ Elizabeth Peters
453:I was strong from losing them, maybe, but any goodness in me came from having them." (p. 124) ~ Dan Gemeinhart
454:not long ago, Atticus would have done it simply from his goodness, he would have done it for Cal. ~ Harper Lee
455:Power without goodness is unmitigated tyranny, and without wisdom it is destruction, not government. ~ Erasmus
456:The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to reverence. ~ George Eliot
457:Was I in here last night and did I spend a $20 bill? Oh, thank goodness... I thought I'd lost it. ~ W C Fields
458:When we are using this term 'basic goodness,' we are talking about our inherent completeness. ~ Sakyong Mipham
459:Always radiate positive currents of... Light, Goodness, Love, Kindness, Hope and Determination. ~ Robert Muller
460:Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow. ~ Sappho
461:Beauty, I believe, comes from God; therefore, there can be no beauty without goodness. ~ Baldassare Castiglione
462:He was a good boy and ‘projected’ goodness – which later would be the downfall of many a person. ~ Edmund White
463:Nobody deserves to be praised for goodness unless he is strong enough to be bad. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld
464:We're all basically made of the same stuff: generosity and selfishness, goodness and greed. ~ Madeleine M Kunin
465:When too much cynicism threatens to engulf us, it is buoying to remember how pervasive goodness is ~ Carl Sagan
466:You're good, Bobbi-- really, really good. And lately, I've had a hard time believing in goodness. ~ Dean Hughes
467:A good heart is a universal key that opens the door of the unthinkable gate of goodness ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
468:But for I am a woman should I therefore live that I should not tell you the goodness of God? ~ Julian of Norwich
469:Evil is the voltage of good; the urge to goodness, without the potential of evil, is trivial. ~ James Tiptree Jr
470:Goodness, generosity, or love does not come into being save through the search for reality. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
471:He was aloe vera, rough and prickly on the outside, but the inside held all the gooey goodness. ~ Mariana Zapata
472:His blessings and His provisions for us are based entirely on HIS GOODNESS and HIS FAITHFULNESS. ~ Joseph Prince
473:I am good to people who are good. I am also good to people who are not good. Because Virtue is goodness. ~ Laozi
474:I have had some trouble in regarding evil as having been intended by infinite Goodness. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
475:Love is a taste of goodness that relentlessly and perseveringly pursues another for the sake of God. ~ Anonymous
476:My goodness', thought Milo. 'Everybody is so terribly sensitive about the things they know best. ~ Norton Juster
477:My goodness,” thought Milo, “everybody is so terribly sensitive about the things they know best. ~ Norton Juster
478:Never repent of your own goodness, child. To stay true in the face of evil is a feat of strength. ~ Laini Taylor
479:Pacing doesn’t matter if you are sacrificing mastery and love for truth, goodness, and beauty. ~ Sarah Mackenzie
480:Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. ~ C S Lewis
481:Truth is the first thing to be sought for, and Beauty and Goodness will then be added unto you. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
482:Well, if I came any earlier, I would have missed the nudie-show. Thank goodness for good timing. ~ Ashlan Thomas
483:When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. ~ Harper Lee
484:Wherever you go, madam, it will matter little what you carry. You will always carry your goodness. ~ Henry James
485:You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people. ~ Nadia Comaneci
486:Communications requires study, preparation, and a special attention to truth, goodness and beauty. ~ Pope Francis
487:good people have no business being so bad. Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to. ~ Terry Pratchett
488:It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” —Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata ~ L J Shen
489:it is precisely our sins, and not our goodnesses, that most commend us to the grace of God. ~ Robert Farrar Capon
490:Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
491:Mercy, though crucial, brings us through, but grace adds an extra touch of God's goodness. ~ Linda Evans Shepherd
492:(N)either a man's greatness nor his goodness can be measured by the happiness he has attained. ~ James A Michener
493:Thank goodness it only lasted a minute or so.
The inhalant, that is. The sex was rather longer ~ Belle de Jour
494:The true master lives in truth, in goodness and restraint, non-violence, moderation, and purity. ~ Gautama Buddha
495:Very few editors worry about heresy - their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness. ~ Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
496:What in me demanded that goodness in her? And what was the cost, the cost to her of such goodness? ~ Tillie Olsen
497:Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength. ~ Meir Kahane
498:An appeal to a goodness which is not in him is, to a vain and sensitive soul, a stinging insult. ~ Frederick Rolfe
499:But a faithful believer will in all circumstances mediate on the mercy and fatherly goodness of God. ~ John Calvin
500:Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey. ~ Marcel Proust


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   1 Philsophy
   1 Education
   1 Alchemy

   48 The Mother
   27 Satprem
   19 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   17 Plotinus
   12 Aldous Huxley
   9 William Wordsworth
   9 Rabbi Moses Luzzatto
   8 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   8 Carl Jung
   7 Sri Aurobindo
   7 Friedrich Nietzsche
   6 Walt Whitman
   6 Plato
   4 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   4 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   4 H P Lovecraft
   3 Thubten Chodron
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Saint Teresa of Avila
   3 Robert Browning
   3 Ibn Arabi
   3 Aleister Crowley
   2 Saint John of the Cross
   2 Saint John of Climacus
   2 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Jordan Peterson
   2 Jacopone da Todi
   2 Aristotle

   15 City of God
   12 The Perennial Philosophy
   10 Agenda Vol 10
   9 Wordsworth - Poems
   9 General Principles of Kabbalah
   6 Whitman - Poems
   6 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   4 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   4 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   4 Shelley - Poems
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   4 Lovecraft - Poems
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   3 The Bible
   3 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 Questions And Answers 1955
   3 Prayers And Meditations
   3 Magick Without Tears
   3 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   3 Browning - Poems
   3 Arabi - Poems
   3 Aion
   3 Agenda Vol 13
   3 Agenda Vol 09
   3 Agenda Vol 04
   3 Agenda Vol 01
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 Walden
   2 The Way of Perfection
   2 Theosophy
   2 The Life Divine
   2 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   2 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   2 The Future of Man
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Some Answers From The Mother
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Poetics
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   2 Maps of Meaning
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Agenda Vol 08

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is very good, my child; I was quite sure that it would end this
  way, for I know the Goodness of your heart.
  My blessings are with you.

0.07 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  of your soul-captivating Presence in the full glory of
  its enrapturing beauty and Goodness and sweetness, so
  that all my impurities be washed out, and restlessness
  egoism. But if my Mother chooses to see only the good
  in her child, that only speaks of the Goodness of the
  Mother’s heart.
  O! How could I question your love, you who are
  the soul of truth and love and Goodness?
  My dear child,

01.05 - The Nietzschean Antichrist, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Nietzsche as the apostle of force is a name now familiar to all the world. The hero, the warrior who never tamely accepts suffering and submission and defeat under any condition but fights always and fights to conquersuch is the ideal man, according to Nietzsche,the champion of strength, of greatness, of mightiness. The dominating personality infused with the supreme "will to power"he is Ubermensch, the Superman. Sentiment does not move the mountains, emotion diffuses itself only in vague aspiration. The motive power, the creative fiat does not dwell in the heart but somewhere higher. The way of the Cross, the path of love and charity and pity does not lead to the kingdom of Heaven. The world has tried it for the last twenty centuries of its Christian civilisation and the result is that we are still living in a luxuriant abundance of misery and sordidness and littleness. This is how Nietzsche thinks and feels. He finds no virtue in the old rgimes and he revolts from them. He wants a speedy and radical remedy and teaches that by violence only the Kingdom of Heaven can be seized. For, to Nietzsche the world is only a clash of forces and the Superman therefore is one who is the embodiment of the greatest force. Nietzsche does not care for the good, it is the great that moves him. The good, the moral is of man, conventional and has only a fictitious value. The great, the non-moral is, on the other hand, divine. That only has a value of its own. The good is nothing but a sort of makeshift arrangement which man makes for himself in order to live commodiously and which changes according to his temperament. But the great is one with the Supreme Wisdom and is absolute and imperative. The good cannot create the great; it is the great that makes for the good. This is what he really means when he says, "They say that a good cause sanctifies war but I tell thee it is a good war that sanctifies all cause." For the Goodness of your cause you judge by your personal predilections, by your false conventionalities, by a standard that you set up in your ignoranceBut a good war, the output of strength in any cause is in itself a cause of salvation. For thereby you are the champion of that ultimate verity which conduces to the ultimate good. Do not shrink, he would say, to be even like the cyclone and the avalanche, destructive, indeed, but grand and puissant and therefore truer emblems of the BeyondJenseitsthan the weak, the little, the pitiful that do not dare to destroy and by that very fact cannot hope to create.

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The characteristic then of the path is a one-pointed concentration. Great stress is laid upon "oneliness", "onedness":that is to say, a perfect and complete withdrawal from the outside and the world; an unmixed solitude is required for the true experience and realisation to come. "A full forsaking in will of the soul for the love of Him, and a living of the heart to Him. This asks He, for this gave He." The rigorous exclusion, the uncompromising asceticism, the voluntary self-torture, the cruel dark night and the arid desert are necessary conditions that lead to the "onlyness of soul", what another prophet (Isaiah, XXIV, 16) describes as "My privity to me". In that secreted solitude, the "onlistead"the graphic language of the author calls itis found "that dignity and that ghostly fairness which a soul had by kind and shall have by grace." The utter beauty of the soul and its absolute love for her deity within her (which has the fair name of Jhesu), the exclusive concentration of the whole of the being upon one point, the divine core, the manifest Grace of God, justifies the annihilation of the world and life's manifold existence. Indeed, the image of the Beloved is always within, from the beginning to the end. It is that that keeps one up in the terrible struggle with one's nature and the world. The image depends upon the consciousness which we have at the moment, that is to say, upon the stage or the degree we have ascended to. At the outset, when we can only look through the senses, when the flesh is our master, we give the image a crude form and character; but even that helps. Gradually, as we rise, with the clearing of our nature, the image too slowly regains its original and true shape. Finally, in the inmost soul we find Jesus as he truly is: "an unchangeable being, a sovereign might, a sovereign soothfastness, sovereign Goodness, a blessed life and endless bliss." Does not the Gita too say: "As one approaches Me, so do I appear to him."Ye yath mm prapadyante.

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  For pity is a weakness in his breast,
  His Goodness is a laxity in the nerves,
  His kindness an investment for return,

08.17 - Psychological Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The next item which is also obviously necessary for all progress is Faith. There is also another word for it which although seemingly limited, possesses for me at least a greater importance; I mean, trust. If your faith is not made of a complete trust in the Divine or if you begin to lose the trust, then you gradually lose faith in the Divine Power or in the Divine Goodness or in the trust that the Divine has in you. These are the three great stumbling-blocks.

1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The real organizer of the Samj was Devendranth Tgore (1817-1905), the father of the poet Rabindranth. His physical and spiritual beauty, aristocratic aloofness, penetrating intellect, and poetic sensibility made him the foremost leader of the educated Benglis. These addressed him by the respectful epithet of Maharshi, the "Great Seer". The Maharshi was a Sanskrit scholar and, unlike Rj Rmmohan Roy, drew his inspiration entirely from the Upanishads. He was an implacable enemy of image worship and also fought to stop the infiltration of Christian ideas into the Samj. He gave the movement its faith and ritual. Under his influence the Brhmo Samj professed One Self-existent Supreme Being who had created the universe out of nothing, the God of Truth, Infinite Wisdom, Goodness, and Power, the Eternal and Omnipotent, the One without a Second. Man should love Him and do His will, believe in Him and worship Him, and thus merit salvation in the world to come.

1.01 - A NOTE ON PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  down the memory of the past, not the undulations of the earth, or
  the forms of life, or the genius of Man or even his Goodness. Thus
  far practical experimentation has failed to modify the fundamental

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  lived; as Eve in the garden of Eden could not rest content until
  she had convinced Adam of the Goodness of the forbidden apple.
  Were it not for the leaping and twinkling of the soul, man

1.01 - Description of the Castle, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  4.: Let us imagine, as I said, that there are many rooms in this castle, of which some are above, some below, others at the side; in the centre, in the very midst of them all, is the principal chamber in which God and the soul hold their most secret intercourse.7' Think over this comparison very carefully; God grant it may enlighten you about the different kinds of graces He is pleased to bestow upon the soul. No one can know all about them, much less a person so ignorant as I am. The knowledge that such things are possible will console you greatly should our Lord ever grant you any of these favours; people themselves deprived of them can then at least praise Him for His great Goodness in bestowing them on others. The thought of heaven and the happiness of the saints does us no harm, but cheers and urges us to win this joy for ourselves, nor will it injure us to know that during this exile God can communicate Himself to us loathsome worms; it will rather make us love Him for such immense Goodness and infinite mercy.

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  There is no odor so bad as that which arises from Goodness tainted. It is human, it is divine, carrion. If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life, as from that dry and parching wind of the
  African deserts called the simoom, which fills the mouth and nose and ears and eyes with dust till you are suffocated, for fear that I should get some of his good done to me,some of its virus mingled with my blood. No,in this case I would rather suffer evil the natural way. A man is not a good _man_ to me because he will feed me if I should be starving, or warm me if I should be freezing, or pull me out of a ditch if I should ever fall into one. I can find you a Newfoundl and dog that will do as much. Philanthropy is not love for ones fellow-man in the broadest sense. Howard was no doubt an exceedingly kind and worthy man in his way, and has his reward; but, comparatively speaking, what are a hundred Howards to _us_, if their philanthropy do not help _us_ in our best estate, when we are most worthy to be helped? I never heard of a philanthropic meeting in which it was sincerely proposed to do any good to me, or the like of me.
  I would not subtract any thing from the praise that is due to philanthropy, but merely demand justice for all who by their lives and works are a blessing to mankind. I do not value chiefly a mans uprightness and benevolence, which are, as it were, his stem and leaves. Those plants of whose greenness withered we make herb tea for the sick, serve but a humble use, and are most employed by quacks. I want the flower and fruit of a man; that some fragrance be wafted over from him to me, and some ripeness flavor our intercourse. His Goodness must not be a partial and transitory act, but a constant superfluity, which costs him nothing and of which he is unconscious. This is a charity that hides a multitude of sins. The philanthropist too often surrounds mankind with the remembrance of his own cast-off griefs as an atmosphere, and calls it sympathy. We should impart our courage, and not our despair, our health and ease, and not our disease, and take care that this does not spread by contagion. From what southern plains comes up the voice of wailing? Under what latitudes reside the hea then to whom we would send light? Who is that intemperate and brutal man whom we would redeem? If any thing ail a man, so that he does not perform his functions, if he have a pain in his bowels even,for that is the seat of sympathy,he forthwith sets about reforming the world.

1.01 - Soul and God, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Kabbalah
  From a good heart you will know Goodness.

1.01 - THAT ARE THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  All this sheds some lightdim, it is true, and merely inferentialon the problem of the perennialness of the Perennial Philosophy. In India the scriptures were regarded, not as revelations made at some given moment of history, but as eternal gospels, existent from everlasting to everlasting, inasmuch as coeval with man, or for that matter with any other kind of corporeal or incorporeal being possessed of reason. A similar point of view is expressed by Aristotle, who regards the fundamental truths of religion as everlasting and indestructible. There have been ascents and falls, periods (literally roads around or cycles) of progress and regress; but the great fact of God as the First Mover of a universe which partakes of His divinity has always been recognized. In the light of what we know about prehistoric man (and what we know amounts to nothing more than a few chipped stones, some paintings, drawings and sculptures) and of what we may legitimately infer from other, better documented fields of knowledge, what are we to think of these traditional doctrines? My own view is that they may be true. We know that born contemplatives in the realm both of analytic and of integral thought have turned up in fair numbers and at frequent intervals during recorded history. There is therefore every reason to suppose that they turned up before history was recorded. That many of these people died young or were unable to exercise their talents is certain. But a few of them must have survived. In this context it is highly significant that, among many contemporary primitives, two thought-patterns are foundan exoteric pattern for the unphilosophic many and an esoteric pattern (often monotheistic, with a belief in a God not merely of power, but of Goodness and wisdom) for the initiated few. There is no reason to suppose that circumstances were any harder for prehistoric men than they are for many contemporary savages. But if an esoteric monotheism of the kind that seems to come natural to the born thinker is possible in modern savage societies, the majority of whose members accept the sort of polytheistic philosophy that seems to come natural to men of action, a similar esoteric doctrine might have been current in prehistoric societies. True, the modern esoteric doctrines may have been derived from higher cultures. But the significant fact remains that, if so derived, they yet had a meaning for certain members of the primitive society and were considered valuable enough to be carefully preserved. We have seen that many thoughts are unthinkable apart from an appropriate vocabulary and frame of reference. But the fundamental ideas of the Perennial Philosophy can be formulated in a very simple vocabulary, and the experiences to which the ideas refer can and indeed must be had immediately and apart from any vocabulary whatsoever. Strange openings and theophanies are granted to quite small children, who are often profoundly and permanently affected by these experiences. We have no reason to suppose that what happens now to persons with small vocabularies did not happen in remote antiquity. In the modern world (as Vaughan and Traherne and Wordsworth, among others, have told us) the child tends to grow out of his direct awareness of the one Ground of things; for the habit of analytical thought is fatal to the intuitions of integral thinking, whether on the psychic or the spiritual level. Psychic preoccupations may be and often are a major obstacle in the way of genuine spirituality. In primitive societies now (and, presumably, in the remote past) there is much preoccupation with, and a widespread talent for, psychic thinking. But a few people may have worked their way through psychic into genuinely spiritual experiencejust as, even in modern industrialized societies, a few people work their way out of the prevailing preoccupation with matter and through the prevailing habits of analytical thought into the direct experience of the spiritual Ground of things.

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Kabbalah
  After stating that unfilial behavior invariably arises from an addiction to wine and women, presumably the vices his friend had succumbed to, Hakuin goes on to say:
  Obsession with these seductions is a serious disease, and it is one that neither the wise nor the foolish can escape. A wise person blinded by delusion is like a tiger that falls into a well and yet has sufficient strength to claw its way out without losing its skin. When a foolish man is similarly blinded, he is like a tired, skinny old fox that falls in but perishes miserably at the bottom of the well because he lacks the strength to clamber out. Even a person who is just tolerably clever will, once he has fallen victim to these seductions and begins behaving in an unfilial manner, heed the warnings of his elders and the advice of the good and virtuous, immediately change his ways and become a kind and considerate son to his parents. Receiving heaven's favor and the gods' hidden assistance, he will be blessed with great happiness and long life. When he dies, he will leave a sterling reputation for wisdom and Goodness behind him.

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  contact are good; diseases, droughts, famines and fights are bad. The essential similarities of our judgments
  of meaning can easily lead us to conclude that the Goodness or badness of things or situations is something
  more or less fixed. However, the fact of subjective interpretation and its effects on evaluation and
  positive femininity, metaphorically speaking, that constitutes the ground for hope itself for the faith and
  belief in the essential Goodness of things necessary to voluntary maintenance of life and culture. The
  beneficial sister has in consequence acquired breadth and depth of metaphoric mythic representation
  a spotless mirror of the working of God,
  and an image of his Goodness.
  Though she is but one, she can do all things,
  of the potential integrative potency of that position; constitutes an indication of how much the creature who
  is holding the position believes in the rightness (justice, Goodness) of his or her stance. The integrative
  strength of beliefs of this type can be determined, accurately, through challenge (since the capacity to

1.02 - Meditating on Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  and kind. This is everybodys denition of who is worthwhile. Im looking at
  people objectively. But this is not necessarily the case. There are other people with different denitions of Goodness and kindness.
  In Buddhist practice, we try to develop a love for others that goes beyond
  honest with ourselves. Revealing our errors cultivates honesty and humility.
  The fourth, rejoicing in our own and others virtues, cuts jealousy and develops delight in the Goodness and attainments of others. The fth and sixth
  limbs, requesting the Buddhas and our spiritual mentors to remain in our

1.02 - THE NATURE OF THE GROUND, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The Absolute Ground of all existence has a personal aspect. The activity of Brahman is Isvara, and Isvara is further manifested in the Hindu Trinity and, at a more distant remove, in the other deities or angels of the Indian pantheon. Analogously, for Christian mystics, the ineffable, attri buteless Godhead is manifested in a Trinity of Persons, of whom it is possible to predicate such human attri butes as Goodness, wisdom, mercy and love, but in a supereminent degree.
  Like St. Augustine, Eckhart was to some extent the victim of his own literary talents. Le style cest Ihomme. No doubt. But the converse is also partly true. Lhomme cest le style. Because we have a gift for writing in a certain way, we find ourselves, in some sort, becoming our way of writing. We mould ourselves in the likeness of our particular brand of eloquence. Eckhart was one of the inventors of German prose, and he was tempted by his new-found mastery of forceful expression to commit himself to extreme positionsto be doctrinally the image of his powerful and over-emphatic sentences. A statement like the foregoing would lead one to believe that he despised what the Vedantists call the lower knowledge of Brahman, not as the Absolute Ground of all things, but as the personal God. In reality he, like the Vedantists, accepts the lower knowledge as genuine knowledge and regards devotion to the personal God as the best preparation for the unitive knowledge of the Godhead. Another point to remember is that the attri buteless Godhead of Vedanta, of Mahayana Buddhism, of Christian and Sufi mysticism is the Ground of all the qualities possessed by the personal God and the Incarnation. God is not good, I am good, says Eckhart in his violent and excessive way. What he really meant was, I am just humanly good; God is supereminently good; the Godhead is, and his isness (istigkeit, in Eckharts German) contains Goodness, love, wisdom and all the rest in their essence and principle. In consequence, the Godhead is never, for the exponent of the Perennial Philosophy, the mere Absolute of academic metaphysics, but something more purely perfect, more reverently to be adored than even the personal God or his human incarnationa Being towards whom it is possible to feel the most intense devotion and in relation to whom it is necessary (if one is to come to that unitive knowledge which is mans final end) to practise a discipline more arduous and unremitting than any imposed by ecclesiastical authority.

1.02 - The Objects of Imitation., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  Since the objects of imitation are men in action, and these men must be either of a higher or a lower type (for moral character mainly answers to these divisions, Goodness and badness being the distinguishing marks of moral differences), it follows that we must represent men either as better than in real life, or as worse, or as they are. It is the same in painting. Polygnotus depicted men as nobler than they are, Pauson as less noble, Dionysius drew them true to life.

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  That is the Rousseau who repeatedly placed his own children in foundling asylums, because their
  existence was inconvenient to him (and, we must presuppose, to the flowering of his intrinsic Goodness).
  Anyway the fervent hope of every undisciplined person (even an undisciplined genius) is that his current

1.03 - Bloodstream Sermon, #The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, #Bodhidharma, #Buddhism
  Unless you see your nature, you shouldn't go around criticizing
  the Goodness of others. There's no advantage in deceiving yourself.
  Good and bad are distinct. Cause and effect are clear. Heaven and

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The separate creaturely life, as opposed to life in union with God, is only a life of various appetites, hungers and wants, and cannot possibly be anything else. God Himself cannot make a creature to be in itself, or in its own nature, anything else but a state of emptiness. The highest life that is natural and creaturely can go no higher than this; it can only be a bare capacity for Goodness and cannot possibly be a good and happy life but by the life of God dwelling in and in union with it. And this is the twofold life that, of all necessity, must be united in every good and perfect and happy creature.
  Souls which have come to the unitive knowledge of God, are, in Benet of Canfields phrase, almost nothing in themselves and all in God. This vanishing residue of selfness persists because, in some slight measure, they still identify their being with some innate psycho-physical idiosyncrasy, some acquired habit of thought or feeling, some convention or unanalyzed prejudice current in the social environment. Jesus was almost wholly absorbed in the esential will of God; but in spite of this, he may have retained some elements of selfness. To what extent there was any I associated with the more-than-personal, divine Not-I, it is very difficult, on the basis of the existing evidence, to judge. For example, did Jesus interpret his experience of divine Reality and his own spontaneous inferences from that experience in terms of those fascinating apocalyptic notions current in contemporary Jewish circles? Some eminent scholars have argued that the doctrine of the worlds imminent dissolution was the central core of his teaching. Others, equally learned, have held that it was attri buted to him by the authors of the Synoptic Gospels, and that Jesus himself did not identify his experience and his theological thinking with locally popular opinions. Which party is right? Goodness knows. On this subject, as on so many others, the existing evidence does not permit of a certain and unambiguous answer.
  When Goodness grows weak,
  Then the Blessed One spoke and said: Know, Vasetha, that from time to time a Tathagata is born into the world, a fully Enlightened One, blessed and worthy, abounding in wisdom and Goodness, happy with knowledge of the worlds, unsurpassed as a guide to erring mortals, a teacher of gods and men, a Blessed Buddha. He thoroughly understands this universe, as though he saw it face to face The Truth does he proclaim both in its letter and in its spirit, lovely in its origin, lovely in its progress, lovely in its consummation. A higher life doth he make known in all its purity and in all its perfectness.

1.03 - .REASON. IN PHILOSOPHY, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  thing in question. All superior values are of the first rank, all the
  highest concepts--that of Being, of the Absolute, of Goodness, of
  Truth, and of Perfection; all these things cannot have been evolved,

1.03 - Supernatural Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  foreruns the asking. In thee mercy, in thee pity, in thee mag
  nificence, in thee whatever of Goodness is in any creature, are

1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  Billowing forth swirling smoke-clouds of misconduct,
  It has the power to burn down forests of Goodness:
  The re of angerplease protect us from this danger!
  others happiness. Like a vicious snake whose venom kills a healthy person,
  jealousy poisons the happiness and Goodness of both ourselves and others.
  While we say, Love thy neighbor as thyself and May all beings be happy,
  or had done that benecial action ourselves. Since we need to accumulate
  great positive potential to progress along the path, rejoicing at others Goodness and happiness is denitely worthwhile. It spurs us along the path to
  enlightenment and also makes us happy right now.

1.03 - The Sephiros, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  A parallel conception is found in that section of the Zohar entitled Idra Zuia : Tipharas is " the highest manifestation of ethical life, the sum of all Goodness ; in short, the Ideal

1.04 - Body, Soul and Spirit, #Theosophy, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The I becomes ever more and more ruler of body and soul. This also comes to visible expression in the aura. The more the I is lord over body and soul, the more numerous and complex are its members, and the more varied and rich are the colors of the aura. This effect of the I on the aura can be seen by the "seeing" person. The I itself is invisible, even to him. This remains truly within the "veiled holy of holies of a man." But the I absorbs into itself the rays of the light which flames forth in a man as eternal light. As he gathers together the experiences of body and soul in the I, he also causes the thoughts of truth and Goodness to stream into the I. The phenomena of the senses reveal themselves to the I from the one side, the spirit reveals itself from the other. Body and soul yield themselves up to the I in order to serve it; but the I yields itself up to the spirit in order that

1.04 - GOD IN THE WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Looking backwards across the carnage and the devastation, we can see that Vigny was perfectly right. None of those gay travellers, of whom Victor Hugo was the most vociferously eloquent, had the faintest notion where that first, funny little Puffing Billy was taking them. Or rather they had a very clear notion, but it happened to be entirely false. For they were convinced that Puffing Billy was hauling them at full speed towards universal peace and the brotherhood of man; while the newspapers which they were so proud of being able to read, as the train rumbled along towards its Utopian destination not more than fifty years or so away, were the guarantee that liberty and reason would soon be everywhere triumphant. Puffing Billy has now turned into a four-motored bomber loaded with white phosphorus and high explosives, and the free press is everywhere the servant of its advertisers, of a pressure group, or of the government. And yet, for some inexplicable reason, the travellers (now far from gay) still hold fast to the religion of Inevitable Progresswhich is, in the last analysis, the hope and faith (in the teeth of all human experience) that one can get something for nothing. How much saner and more realistic is the Greek view that every victory has to be paid for, and that, for some victories, the price exacted is so high Uiat it outweighs any advantage that may be obtained! Modern man no longer regards Nature as being in any sense divine and feels perfectly free to behave towards her as an overweening conqueror and tyrant. The spoils of recent technological imperialism have been enormous; but meanwhile nemesis has seen to it that we get our kicks as well as halfpence. For example, has the ability to travel in twelve hours from New York to Los Angeles given more pleasure to the human race than the dropping of bombs and fire has given pain? There is no known method of computing the amount of felicity or Goodness in the world at large. What is obvious, however, is that the advantages accruing from recent technological advancesor, in Greek phraseology, from recent acts of hubris directed against Natureare generally accompanied by corresponding disadvantages, that gains in one direction entail losses in other directions, and that we never get something except for something. Whether the net result of these elaborate credit and debit operations is a genuine Progress in virtue, happiness, charity and intelligence is something we can never definitely determine. It is because the reality of Progress can never be determined that the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have had to treat it as an article of religious faith. To the exponents of the Perennial Philosophy, the question whether Progress is inevitable or even real is not a matter of primary importance. For them, the important thing is that individual men and women should come to the unitive knowledge of the divine Ground, and what interests them in regard to the social environment is not its progressiveness or non-progressiveness (whatever those terms may mean), but the degree to which it helps or hinders individuals in their advance towards mans final end.

1.04 - Magic and Religion, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Kabbalah
  side of religion which the Hebrew prophets, inspired with a noble
  ideal of God's Goodness and holiness, were never weary of
  inculcating. Thus Micah says: "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Let us trust with firm confidence those who have taken upon themselves the care of us in the Lord, even though they order something apparently contrary and opposed to our salvation. For it is then that our faith in them is tested as in a furnace of humiliation. For it is a sign of the truest faith if we obey our superiors without any hesitation, even when we see the opposite of what we had hoped for happening.
  From obedience comes humility, as we have already said earlier. From humility comes discernment as the great Cassian has said with beautiful and sublime philosophy in his chapter on discernment.2 From discernment comes insight, and from insight comes foresight. And who would not follow this fair way of obedience, seeing such blessings in store for him? It was of this great virtue of obedience that the good Psalmist said: Thou hast in Thy Goodness prepared for the poor3 obedient soul, O God, Thy presence in his heart.
  Throughout your life remember that great athlete who for eighteen whole years never heard with his outward ears his superior say the words, May you be saved, but inwardly heard daily from the Lord, not merely, May you be saved (which is an uncertain wish), but You are saved (which is definite and sure).

1.04 - SOME REFLECTIONS ON PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  I wish to show in this paper that, however bitter our disillu-
  sionment with human Goodness in recent years, there are stronger
  scientific reasons than ever before for believing that we do really


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