Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other.— Desmond Tutu
Courageous Greater Good quotations
Faith doesn’t mean an absence of fear.
It means facing fear and trusting that God’s goodness is greater.
As you walk in God's divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.
It is a greater thing to be a good citizen than to be a good Republican or a good Democrat.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
What is work? Work is struggle. There are difficulties and problems in those places for us to overcome and solve. We go there to work and struggle to overcome these difficulties. A good comrade is one who is more eager to go where the difficulties are greater.
It often happens that we pray God to deliver us from some dangerous temptation, and yet that God does not hear us, but permits the temptation to continue troubling us. In such a case, let us understand that God permits even this for our greater good.
Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.
A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.
There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood.
The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.
Fear is a negative thought in your mind.
Supplant it with a constructive thought. Fear has killed millions. Confidence is greater than fear. Nothing is more powerful than faith in God and the good.
The more grateful you are for everything good that comes into your life, the more closely you place your mind in contact with that power in life that can produce greater good.
Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of the state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
Love is your job description - no matter what you do for a living.
If you ever feel unsure of what you're supposed to do in a situation, here's a good rule of thumb: always do what leads to greater love.
Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same.
Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.
The very essence of capitalism is under threat as business is now seen as a personal wealth accumulator. We have to bring this world back to sanity and put the greater good ahead of self-interest. We need to fight very hard to create an environment out there that is more long term focussed and move away from short termism.
Since being diagnosed, I have done a greater good for society in eight years, than in my 37 years on earth.
Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves
Good timber does not grow with ease: The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
The further sky, the greater length; The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, In trees and men good timbers grow.
It is always man's ideas which drive his actions.
This has, at times, resulted in great evil; but as we look around us, we cannot doubt that it has resulted in greater good.
It is ignorance or at least lack of consideration of heavenly things that make the temporal things of this world, whether good or evil, greater than they really are.
Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show.
The secret lies in an inner glow. It's lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It's higher thought and a greater plan. It's glorious dream in the soul of man.
Nature does abhor a vacuum, and when you begin moving out of your life what you do not want, you automatically are making way for what you do want. By letting go of the lesser, you automatically make room for your greater good to come in.
There has been a comparatively greater proportion of good queens, than of good kings.
Desire is God tapping at the door of your mind, trying to give you greater good.
The clock is ticking. It's time to stand up. Reject the lesser evil and that propaganda. Reject the lesser evil. Fight for the greater good like our lives depend on it, because they do. We're running out of time. It's time to stand up.
Courage is a decision you make to act in a way that works through your own fear for the greater good as opposed to pure self-interest. Courage means putting at risk your immediate self-interest for what you believe is right.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
Good questions work on us, we don't work on them.
They are not a project to be completed but a doorway opening onto greater depth of understanding, actions that will take us into being more fully alive.
To all people of good will who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!
Humanism is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity, of application of new ideas of scientific progress for the benefit of all.
And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money.
People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important.
A good thing which prevents us from enjoying a greater good is in truth an evil.
Sustainable change, after all, depends not upon compliance with external mandates or blind adherence to regulation, but rather upon the pursuit of the greater good.