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A Quote by Northrop Frye on beauty, danger, egotism, goodness, nonsense, temptation, and truth

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.

Northrop Frye

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A Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis on despair, goodness, heroism, knowledge, sacred, victory, and virtue

The highest point a man can obtain is not Knowledge, or Virtue, or Goodness, or Victory, but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe!

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957)

Source: Zorba the Greek, 1946, ch. 24

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on goodness and vices

I find that the best goodness I have has some tincture of vice.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on confidence, good, goodness, and proof

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

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on body, christ, conscience, crime, enemies, environment, extremism, god, goodness, injustice, jesus, justice, kindness, love, men, nations, questions, slavery, survival, and truth

Was not Jesus an extremist for love - "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you." Was not Amos an extremist for justice - "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ - "I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus." Was not Martin Luther an extremist - "Here I stand; I can do none other so help me God." Was not John Bunyan an extremist - "I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience." Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free." Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice - or will we be extremists for the cause of justice? In that dramatic scene on Calvary's hill, three men were crucified. We must not forget that all three were crucified for the same crime -the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thusly fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on conscience, country, freedom, god, goodness, practice, prudence, and speech

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on goodness

Let goodness go with the doing.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on charm, conceit, danger, genius, gifts, good, goodness, modesty, needs, power, and talent

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Amy March, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 16, 1869.

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on charm, conceit, danger, genius, goodness, modesty, power, and talent

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Mrs. March to her daughter Amy, in Little Women, pt. 1, ch. 7, 1868.

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on christ, goodness, greatness, simplicity, and truth

For us, with the rule of right and wrong given us by Christ, there is nothing for which we have no standard. And there is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace

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