Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. ~ Desiderius Erasmus


It is a grand mistake to think of being Great without Goodness.  – Benjamin Franklin


Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it, and you’ll start believing in it. ~ Jesse Owens


 Goodness is a perpetual quantity, all penetrating, all searching, impartial, noble, a comfort in distress, a refuge to the weak, a tower and a defense to all who wish to be right and to do right. – Joseph Parker


Goodness is the only investment that never fails. – Henry David Thoreau


“For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.” ~ Peace Pilgrim


Do good and don’t worry to whom. ~ Mexican Proverb


My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. ~ Thomas Paine


Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good. ~ Calvin Coolidge


No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval. ~ Minot Simons


The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share our riches but to reveal to him his own. ~ Benjamin Disraeli


To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. ~ William Hazlitt


If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. ~ Kitaro Nishida


Goodness is the only investment that never fails. ~ Henry David Thoreau


He that does good for good’s sake, seeks neither praise or reward, but he is sure of both in the end.~ William Penn


Goodness is a special kind of truth and beauty. It is truth and beauty in human behavior. ~ H. A. Overstreet


Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. ~ Albert Einstein

 A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Charles Dickens


Nature does not bestow virtue; to be good is an art. ~ Seneca


Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can. ~ John Wesley


 Leave something good in every day. ~ Dolly Parton


The principles you live by create the world you live in; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. ~ Blaine Lee


I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. ~ Titus Maccius Plautus


Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


The heart that loves is always young. ~ Greek Proverb


 What comes from a book is knowledge. What comes from the heart is wisdom. ~ Garth Brooks


 Follow your inner heart and the world moves in and helps. ~ Joseph Campbell


 It’s a matter of having principles.  It’s easy to have principles when you’re rich. The important thing is to have principles when you’re poor. ~ Ray Kroc


The virtuous man delights in this world, and he delights in the next. He delights, he rejoices, when he sees the purity of his own work. ~ Buddha


I have very set and consistent principles, but I am flexible on tactics. I like to get the job done. ~ Madeleine Albright


 A person’s world is only as big as their heart ~ Tanya A. Moore


 Get right to the heart of matters. It’s the heart that matters more. ~ Adam Duritz


Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr


All music is important if it comes from the heart. ~ Carlos Santana


Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it. ~ Hardy D. Jackson


My heart’s in the right place. I know, ‘cuz I hid it there. ~ Carrie Fisher


In a full heart there is room for everything and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. ~ Antonio Porchia


Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distresses of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. ~ George Washington


 I believe every person has a heart, and if you can reach it, you can make a difference. ~ Uli Derickson


Have a strong mind and a soft heart. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo


One learns people through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect. ~ Mark Twain


The simple heart that freely asks in love, obtains. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier


Never take a path that has no heart in it. You can’t lose if your heart is in your work, but you can’t win if your heart is not in it. ~ Carlos Casteneda


Integrate what you believe into every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else. ~ Meryl Streep


Often care of the soul means not taking sides where there is a conflict at a deep level. It may be necessary to stretch the heart wide enough to embrace contradiction and paradox. ~ Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul


I hope that you know in your heart how you feel about things, and you don’t let the people that live on fear and hate govern the way you live. ~ Melissa Etheridge


Keep a green tree alive in your heart and a songbird may come to sing there. ~ Chinese Proverb


For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart. ~ Audrey Hepburn


Your mind must control, but you must have heart… Give your feeling free. ~ Vladimir Horowitz


The journey toward the heart is always a journey home. ~ Jennifer James


The best work is done with the heart breaking, or overflowing. ~ Mignon McLaughlin


If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. ~ Nelson Mandela


“A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.” ~ Mother Teresa