Goodness in Action

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. —Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. —Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1876)

In life, you can never do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Do not say that if the people do good to us, we will do good to them; and if the people oppress us, we will oppress them; but determine that if people do you good, you will do good to them; and if they oppress you, you will not oppress them. —Muhammad (570-632)

Conquer a man who never gives by gifts; subdue an untruthful man by truthfulness; vanquish an angry man by gentleness; and overcome an evil man by goodness. —Indian proverb

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. —Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced. —Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble. —Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. —Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

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