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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.

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Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.

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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.