A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on morality and goodness

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on witnessing, self, others, goodness, and reflection

You see there are three steps: witnessing the mind, witnessing others and then witnessing yourself. That is the exact way in which it happens. All of this is transferred from inside to outside and then back to you. A perfect reflection of the mind; this is the main way that you can perfect yourself. It is your duty and responsibility to learn from others. Take what is good from others, and incorporate it within yourself. Take what needs enhancing in others and enhance it within.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on miracle, effort, and goodness

There is no greater miracle
Than our conscious efforts
To become good human beings.

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on truth, beauty, and goodness

Truth is the first thing to be sought for, and Beauty and Goodness will then be added unto you.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Contributed by: Bean

A Quote by Plato on art, beauty, and goodness

"The power of the Good has taken refuge in the nature of the Beautiful"

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: Plato, in the Letter of His Holiness John Paul II to Artists

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on war, peace, necessity, evil, goodness, and jimmy carter

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)


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A Quote by Socrates on the apology, arete, and goodness

“It is best and easiest not to discredit others but to prepare oneself to be as good as possible.”

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro; The Apology; Crito; Phaedo (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on goodness and simplicity

Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Les Brown on achievement, belief, goodness, and greatness

Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.

Les Brown

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on beauty, goodness, life, time, and truth

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.

Denis Waitley

Contributed by: Zaady

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