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Good

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Remember, it is not the things you have that make you happy. It is the love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good.

Benjamin Franklin

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness; and I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

Marcus Porcius Cato

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.

Victor Hugo

Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven.

St. Basil

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Jacques Philippe

The only way to be satisfied and happy is to love freely, without expecting recompense, to forgive the evil that has been done to us and not demand anything for the good we do to others. This is really the path of freedom of heart.

Boethius

…adverse fortune frequently draws men back to their true good like a shepherdess with her crook.

Vincent de Paul

Let us beware of complaints, resentments and evil-speaking against those who are ill-disposed to us, discontented with us, or hostile to our plans and arrangements, or who even persecute us with injuries, insults, and calumnies. Rather let us go on treating them as cordially as at first or more so, as far as possible showing them esteem, always speaking well of them, doing good, serving them on occasions, even to the point of taking shame and disgrace upon ourselves, if necessary to save their honor.  All this ought to be done, first, to overcome evil with good…

Philip Neri

Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life.

John D. Rockefeller

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

Author Unknown

Do all the good you can, to all the people you can, in all the ways you can, for as long as you can.

Brian Tracy

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

William Arthur Ward

Another fresh new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give! This bright new year is given me To live each day with zest . . . To daily grow and try to be My highest and my best! I have the opportunity Once more to right some wrongs, To pray for peace, to plant a tree, And sing more joyful songs!

William Arthur Ward

Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.

Hans Urs von Balthasar

The best evangelistic strategy is to capture people with the beautiful, then enchant them with the good, and then lead them to the true.

Robert Barron

Begin with the beautiful, which leads you to the good, which leads you to the truth.

Mother Teresa

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live… surprising things can happen to any one who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.

Confucius

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Sophocles

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

John Bosco

Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will become bad yourself…

Winston S. Churchill

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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