A Quote by James Martineau on beauty, darkness, existence, faith, goodness, habits, knowledge, life, love, sleep, thought, trade, truth, and vitality

The mere lapse of years is not life. To eat, to drink, and sleep; to be exposed to darkness and the light; to pace around in the mill of habit, and turn thought into an instrument of trade-this is not life. Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, goodness, faith, alone can give vitality to the mechanism of existence.

James Martineau (1805 - 1900)

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A Quote by James Agee on children, circumstances, god, goodness, ideas, life, parenthood, and responsibility

In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again: and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life; toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.

James Agee (1909 - 1955)

Source: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on goodness, heaven, and thinking

Everyone there (heaven) is filled with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light. But they do not call it goodness. They do not call it anything. They are not thinking of it. They are too busy looking a t the source from which it comes.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Source: Mere Christianity

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A Quote by Herbert N. Casson on fame, goodness, life, and success

Goodness is always an asset. A man who is straight, friendly and useful may never be famous, but he is respected and liked by all who know him. He has laid a sound foundation for success and he will have a worthwhile life.

Herbert N. Casson

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on desires, dreams, giving, goodness, honor, life, love, madness, peace, pleasure, and purity

Love is not getting, but giving, not a wild dream of pleasure, and madness of desire- . . . it is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on failure, goodness, and investment

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on goodness

There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry B. Eyring on adulthood, children, goodness, guidance, sacred, and truth

Even before baptism, a child or an adult can have the Holy Ghost testify to their hearts of sacred truth. They must act on that testimony to retain it, but it will guide them toward goodness.

Henry B. Eyring (1933 -)

Source: Friend June, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Harry S. Kennedy, D.D. on control, evil, goodness, problems, strength, technology, weakness, and world

I have two basic convictions: First, more harm has  been done by weak persons than by wicked persons; secondly, the problems of the world are caused by the weakness of goodness rather than by the strength of evil. It is evident that we have allowed technology to outstrip social controls.... Man must catch up with what he has created.

Harry S. Kennedy

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A Quote by Hannah More on blessings, goodness, humility, reflection, thankfulness, and uncertainty

There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

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