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Innate Goodness Quotes


"Ordinary morality is innate in my view." - Christopher Hitchens

"Nature is goodness crystallized." - Henry David Thoreau

"Goodness transcends badness." - Clive Rowe

"How goodness heightens beauty!" - Milan Kundera

"the truth of who we are is innate goodness, and the whole journey is really about removing any obstacle or false belief that keeps us from knowing that" - Alanis Morissette

"I think the most that I've learned has been, how do I put this? The innate goodness inside of all of us." - Brian Behlendorf

"Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself." - Anonymous

"Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness." - Athenaeus

"Censorship is all around us, I don't think it's innate." - Alice Mattison

"I feel like directing is an innate talent." - Jordana Brewster

"God's glory is His goodness." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Badness is only spoiled goodness." - C S Lewis

"Goodness in words creates trust, goodness in thinking creates depth, goodness in giving creates love." - Laozi

"Our only reliable source of strength is the goodness of our hearts. Our only foundation for coming to terms with the suffering of the times is our innate need to be decent human beings." - Sakyong Mipham

"I was raised to believe in the innate goodness of humanity, developed a deep sense of the dignity of the individual human being, and had great appreciation for the miracle of life and our existence on this earth." - George Lee Butler

"Character survives; goodness lives; love is immortal." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Someone else's loss is my chocolatey goodness" - Joss Whedon

"Fearful is the seductive power of goodness." - Bertolt Brecht

"Nothing is rarer than real goodness." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Sin writes histories, goodness is silent." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You are remembered for your goodness." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"God's goodness is stronger than any evil!" - Pope Francis

"Infinite goodness has such wide arms." - Dante Alighieri

"Photographers aren't artists, for goodness sake." - Diana Vreeland

"God's goodness is stronger than any evil!" - Pope Francis

"Goodness, Truth and Beauty come first" - Muriel Spark

"Fear corrodes our confidence in God's goodness." - Max Lucado

"Taste goodness before you recommend it." - Chinmayananda Saraswati

"Good -humor is goodness and wisdom combined." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil." - Robert A Heinlein

"I believe in the goodness of imagination." - Sue Monk Kidd

"Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful." - William Shakespeare

"Thank goodness I've saved my money." - Kyle Chandler

"Goodness, I know nothing about nuclear energy." - James Dyson

"The only word for goodness is goodness, and it is not enough." - Pat Conroy

"In matters of goodness, never expect any compliment or appreciation; just do your goodness and disappear!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable." - Matthew Henry

"In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised." - Edward Bond

"Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"God who is goodness and truth is also beauty. It is this innate human and divine longing, found in the company of goodness and truth, that is able to recognize and leap up at beauty and rejoice and know that all is beautiful, that there is not one speck of beauty under the sun that does not mirror back the beauty of God." - Roberta Bondi

"To love someone is to acknowledge the goodness of who they are. Through loving a person we awaken their awareness of their own innate goodness. It is as though they cannot know how worthy they are until they look into the mirror of our love and see themselves." - John Gray

"Elegance is stands the test of time!" - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

"There's innate competition, I think, between mothers and daughters - mine no more so than anyone else." - Aya Cash

"What's absolutely impossible to prove is the idea of innate and everlasting equality." - Jim Goad

"My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that." - Nina Blackwood

"Goodness strives not, and therefore it is not rebuked." - Laozi

"Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Lovely flowers are the smiles of god's goodness." - William Wilberforce

"Loving-kindness is the better part of goodness." - W Somerset Maugham

"People must be changed...goodness cannot be legislated." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"Love reacts with goodness towards those who ill-treat it." - Alistair Begg

"There is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It is not goodness to be better than the worst." - Seneca the Younger

"In this world, goodness is destined to be defeated." - Walker Percy

"When goodness is lost, it is replaced by morality." - Laozi

"A saint is one who makes goodness attractive." - Laurence Housman

"Goodness can endure a few moments; holiness is life-defining." - Ravi Zacharias

"Goodness is the only investment which never fails." - Henry David Thoreau

"No evil is completely destroyed nor are acts of goodness." - Dorothy Fuldheim

"We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Without imagination, there is no goodness, no wisdom." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Cheerfulness is an offshoot of goodness and of wisdom." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Goodness can be found sometimes in the middle of hell." - Charles Bukowski

"Once you savor God's goodness, sin holds no lasting appeal." - Judah Smith

"Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness." - Seneca the Younger

"Believe in the immortality and everlasting effects of your goodness." - Robert Muller

"Happiness is in its highest degree the sister of goodness." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"True goodness is an inward grace, not an outward necessity." - Ellen Glasgow

"Goodness is nothing in the furnace of art." - Peter Shaffer

"I know no other sign of superiority than Goodness." - Ludwig Van Beethoven

"I did' feel that there was much goodness in me." - Garry Disher

"Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie." - Mae West

"Goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems." - John Milton

"Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows." - Ray Stannard Baker

"Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect." - Luther Campbell

"If goodness has causes, it is not goodness; if it has effects, a reward, it is not goodness either. So goodness is outside the chain of cause and effect." - Leo Tolstoy

"Its goodness is a decision for the mouth to make." - Lu Yu

"Football players have some bodies! Oh my goodness!" - Vivica A Fox

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails." - Henry David Thoreau

"Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Goodness, that Simon Cowell is a sensitive soul." - Bruce Forsyth

"The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess." - Menander

"Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty." - Yasunari Kawabata

"Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty." - Anne Rice

"Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness." - Mo Rocca

"I didn't feel that there was much goodness in me." - Garry Disher

"Through daily yoga practice we can become present to our own fundamental goodness and the goodness of others" - Donna Farhi

"People confuse goodness with weakness. It is weak people, not good people (goodness demands strength), who are taken advantage of." - Dennis Prager

"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"I think God is everything. Human beings created the punitive, vengeful deity who considers us to be innate sinners." - Alanis Morissette

"I agree with Chomsky in almost nothing. When it comes to innate structures and so on, I'm very skeptical" - Clifford Geertz

"A lack of restful sleep disrupts the body's innate balance, weakens our immune system, and speeds up the aging process." - Deepak Chopra

"The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture." - Sigmund Freud

"I agree with Chomsky in almost nothing. When it comes to innate structures and so on, I'm very skeptical." - Clifford Geertz

"Man has an innate capacity for violence, but can only justify it in the name of justice." - Ralph Steadman

"Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will?" - David W Augsburger

"I think that, like most of us, I was born with an innate goodness. And I believe that God has seen that in me and has protected me through times when I should have died so I could fulfill my potential and do his work." - Jane Fonda

"we can learn to trust our maternal selves and to have faith in the innate goodness and purity of our children - even when we feel overwhelmed and the kids are pushing all our buttons. we can support one another....we can be understanding of each other and easier on ourselves." - Katrina Kenison

"Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will?" - David Augsburger

"Goodness knows she is too fierce for you Goodness knows she has eyes for a lord Goodness knows she yet will prove untrue Her cheek's blush is as false as her word" - Shannon Hale

"It is difficult in life to be good, and difficult in art to portray goodness. Perhaps we don't know much about goodness." - Iris Murdoch

"Seeking Heaven through righteousness is not seeking righteousness, but something else;-it is not loving goodness for goodness' sake, but for its rewards." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"What you see in other people is a reflection of yourself. A person of goodness sees goodness in others and a person of evil sees evil in others." - Omar Suleiman

"Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Goodness is, so to speak, itself; badness is only spoiled goodness. And there must be something good first before it can be spoiled." - C S Lewis

"If you do goodness, do it in the name of goodness, not in the name of a religion! All goodnesses should be nameless!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Christians don't believe that goodness gets you to heaven. Christians believe it's exhausting to rely on your own goodness to please God." - Timothy Keller

"There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring." - Evelyn Beatrice Hall

"I think goodness is very powerful, but often evil is made more attractive in films. It's a challenge to make goodness appealing." - Pauline Collins

"A thing's innate disposition does not lie." - Said Nursi

"There seems to be within all of us an innate yearning to be lifted momentarily out of our own lives into the realm of charm and make believe." - Dorothy Draper

"Your very existence is evidence of your innate creativity. In every moment you are co-creating your reality through your thoughts, your intentions, your words and your actions." - Deepak Chopra

"There is only one constant element in immunity, whether innate or acquired, and that is phagocytosis. The extension and importance of this factor can no longer be denied." - Elie Metchnikoff

"Avoiding along some dimensions is easy. Create organization space and bring in some new talent so the innate cultural resistance is less material. Unfortunately, it's rarely that easy." - Scott D. Anthony

"The emphasis and value on ideas and original thinking is an innate part of British culture, and in many ways, that describes the traditions of design." - Jonathan Ive

"Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that." - R D Laing

"The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away." - Alexei Sayle

"I've always had an innate ability to dance, but I'm not as spiffy as those cinema legends like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire." - John Travolta

"There's something about studying body language and non-spoken emotion - I know the innate response. But to really study it like a science would be fun." - Shia Labeouf

"Ultimately the case for shunning animal flesh does not rest on what the Buddha allegedly said or didn't say. What is does rest on is our innate moral goodness, compassion, and pity which, when liberated, lead us to value all forms of life. It is obvious, then, that willfully to take life, or through the eating of meat indirectly to cause others to kill, runs counter to the deepest instincts of human beings." - Philip Kapleau

"There are those who do not hold that there is any innate goodness to mankind. To them I say, had you lived my life, you would not believe it. I have known the depths to which mortals are capable of descending, and I have seen the heights. I have seen how kindness and compassion may grow in the unlikeliest of places, as the mountain flower forces its way through the stern rock." - Jacqueline Carey

"There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness." - Albert Camus

"Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one." - Elbert Hubbard

"True goodness springs from a man's own heart. All men are born good." - Confucius

"The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability." - Edgar Allan Poe

"As peace is of all goodness, so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic, of all misery." - John Donne

"It takes courage for people to listen to their own goodness and act on it." - Pablo Casals

"If you never want to be criticized, for goodness sake don't do anything new." - Jeff Bezos

"My only wickedness is that I love you; my only goodness, the same." - Constance Fenimore Woolson

"If goodness is its own reward, shouldn't we get a little something for being naughty?" - Lauren Bacall

"His blessings and His provisions for us are based entirely on HIS GOODNESS and HIS FAITHFULNESS." - Joseph Prince

"It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost." - Rumi

"What is the scent of water?" "Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew." - Elizabeth Goudge

"The purpose of life is to bring forth goodness. Now, in this life." - Leo Tolstoy

"All of the goodness in the world doesn't amount to a hill of beans without courage" - Dennis Prager

"Those three divine attributes of a perfect woman: goodness, beauty and wealth." - Arthur Desmond

"One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it." - Elizabeth Bennett

"No man ever progressed to greatness and goodness but through great mistakes." - Frederick William Robertson

"The largest part of goodness is the will to become good." - Seneca the Younger

"To wear long faces, just as if our Maker, The God of goodness, was an undertaker." - John Wolcot

"Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God." - James M. Baldwin

"How goodness heightens beauty!" - Hannah More

"Goodness, generosity, or love does not come into being save through the search for reality." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"God's grace, quite simply, is God's mercy and goodness toward us." - Billy Graham

"Every man had his personal habits, passions, and impulses toward goodness, beauty, and truth." - Leo Tolstoy

"I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness." - Jem Carstairs" - Cassandra Clare

"The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man." - Francis Bacon

"Through radical generosity, we are awakening in people an in built divine consciousness of His goodness." - Bill Johnson

"Our faith can only go as far as our awareness of Gods goodness" - Bill Johnson



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