A Quote by Ayn Rand on cheating, god, good, goodness, honesty, laws, losing, men, mercy, observation, punishment, reward, and suffering

God help us, ma'am! Do you see what we saw? We saw that we'd been given a law to live by, a moral law, they called it, which punished those who observed it - for observing it. The more you tried to live up to it, the more you suffered; the more you cheated it, the bigger reward you got. Your honesty was like a tool left at the mercy of the next man's dishonesty. The honest ones paid, the dishonest collected. The honest lost, the dishonest won. How long could men stay good under this sort of a law of goodness?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 613)

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A Quote by Athenaeus on goodness and greatness

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


Source: The Deipnosophists. xiv. 6.

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on admiration, generosity, god, goodness, greed, wealth, and world

The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on compassion, deed, goodness, and love

The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love and his compassion.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on god, goodness, and music

Seated upon the convex mound Of one vast kidney, Jonah prays And sings his canticles and hymns, Making the hollow vault resound God's goodness and mysterious ways, Till the great fish spouts music as he swims.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Jonah

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on god, goodness, universe, and work

Whatever there is of God and goodness in the universe, it must work itself out and express itself through us. We cannot stand aside and let God do it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: a conversation recorded by Algernon Black (Autumn 1940)

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