Only happy people can learn. Only happy people can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and confidence in the goodness of God.
Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.
Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.
Nothing leads to good that is not natural.
Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English poet.
Goodness is the only investment which never fails.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.