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  1. Picture quote by Maya Angelou about good

    If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me? ⏤ Maya Angelou

  2. Picture quote by Ricky Gervais about people

    Good people do things for other people. Thats it. The end. ⏤ Ricky Gervais

  3. Picture quote about inspirational

    Don't just be good to others. Be good to yourself too.

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Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Maya Angelou

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

Henry Ford

You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.

Nadia Comaneci

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.

Albert Einstein

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

Vincent Van Gogh

There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.

Chinese Proverbs

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.

Marcus Aurelius

It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.

Woody Allen

That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth

Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.


It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.


If you can't return a favor, pass it on.

Louise Brown

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Nelson Mandela

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.


What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.

Leo Tolstoy

We are the children of our own deeds.

Victor Hugo

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Charles Lamb

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

George Orwell

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.

Henry David Thoreau

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.

George Eliot

The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.

T. S. Eliot

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot

Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage;...true success follows every right step.

Orison Swett Marden

Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.

Aldous Huxley

To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.


Mighty in deeds and not in words.


Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.

David Grayson

Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Dalai Lama

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention


There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.

Thomas Carlyle

Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

Friedrich von Schiller

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.

Desmond Tutu

No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

Phillips Brooks

One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.

Ashley Montagu

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.

Milan Kundera

Good and bad men are less than they seem.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The devil himself is good when he is pleased.

Thomas Fuller

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.

Saul Bellow

Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.

Blaise Pascal

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.


As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.

Elias Canetti

Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.

Bertolt Brecht

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Leo Tolstoy

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.

Leonard Cohen

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.

The Talmud

Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.

Iris Murdoch

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.

Garrison Keillor

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.

John Dryden

Affection is the most important thing. And the quality of affection - with your friends, your lovers, your family. But particularly for your own generation.

Allen Ginsberg

Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.

Eliza Cook

Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning


Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.

CharlesMaurice de Talleyrand

One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells

In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.

Jeff Miller

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.


Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.

Albert Schweitzer

Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.


Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.


Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.


Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

Dodie Smith

There are few good women who do not tire of their role.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.

Beatrix Potter

Though it is possible to utter words only with the intention to fulfill the will of God, it is very difficult not to think about the impression which they will produce on men and not to form them accordingly. But deeds you can do quite unknown to men, only for God. And such deeds are the greatest joy that a man can experience.

Leo Tolstoy

The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.

E. T. Trigg

O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.


I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.

Grover Cleveland

Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation.

John Banner

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.

Michael Jackson

Being part of the natural world reminds me that innocence isn't ever lost completely; we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.


It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.

Aldous Huxley

Listen to people and treat people as you find them. There's an inherent goodness in most people. Don't pre-judge people - that was me Mam's advice anyway.

Sean Bean

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.

Anne Frank

Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.

Kahlil Gibran

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.

G. W. F. Hegel

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years of theater before ever I did film roles. You build technique that you can rely on.

Chris Cooper

Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values.

Theodore C. Sorensen

I don't need the fillers, additives, excessive amounts of sugars, fats, salts and other measures taken to taint the natural goodness of real food.

Mark Hyman

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is beauty in the best estate.

Christopher Marlowe

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

Benjamin Franklin

Serve the dinner backward, do anything - but for goodness sake, do something weird.

Elsa Maxwell

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.

Francis Bacon

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.

Michel de Montaigne

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow does he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less does it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.

Lao Tzu

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.

Maurice Maeterlinck

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.

Stephen King

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.

William James

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