goodness

A Quote by Saint Anselm of Canterbury on anguish, beauty, children, compassion, death, despair, fear, forgiveness, goodness, grace, hatred, heaven, hope, jesus, joy, life, love, mercy, motherhood, people, preparation, pride, purity, songs, sorrow, and te

A Song of Anselm Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: you are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us. Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life: by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy. Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness: through your gentleness we find comfort in fear. Your warmth gives life to the dead: your touch makes sinners righteous. Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us: in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness: for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 - 1109)

Source: Preface to the Proslogion

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A Quote by Robert Maynard Hutchins on failure, forgiveness, fulfillment, goodness, laws, nature, and wisdom

Nature will not forgive those who fail to fulfill the law of their being. The law of human beings is wisdom and goodness, not unlimited acquisition.

Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899 - 1977)

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on evil, goodness, and wisdom

Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on accidents, circumstances, goodness, judgment, men, needs, people, performance, sincerity, trust, work, and world

Ever judge of men by their professions. For though the bright moment of promising is but a moment, and cannot be prolonged, yet if sincere in its moment's extravagant goodness, why, trust it, and know the man by it, I say,- not by his performance; which is half the world's work, interfere as the world needs must with its accidents and circumstances: the profession was purely the man's own. I judge people by what they might be,- not are, nor will be.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Soul's Tragedy. Act ii.

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on divinity, eternity, faith, goodness, life, optimism, pessimism, rest, and words

May I make two citations from the words of a discerning editorial writer, not one of my faith, but one of much faith: "If we neglect the divine . . . and give ourselves over wholly to the human," he said, "we may certainly count upon nothing but the triumph of pessimism. . . . True optimism must rest upon a calm, unshakable faith in eternal life and in the unlimited goodness of him who gives it."

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Improvement Era, June 1970, p. 37.

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A Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr on corruption, destruction, goodness, love, power, and purity

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)

Source: Beyond Tragedy, 1938

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on existence, good, goodness, purity, women, and world

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

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on good, goodness, love, needs, power, tears, and wisdom

The good want power, but to weep barren tears. The powerful goodness want: worse need for them. The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on goodness, struggle, and success

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

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on goodness, happiness, individuality, justice, and society

Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, is a criterion of iniquity.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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