52 Inspirational Quotes On Goodness

Goodness is what makes our world what it is. Our ability to care, help and spread positivity. Doing good makes us feel good and spreads kindness that trickles down to others. We’ve collected our favourite goodness quotes to inspire you to spread and encourage doing good around us. That applies also to ourselves, let’s learn to be good to ourselves.


Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. – Dennis Prager


No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand. – Bertolt Brecht


A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good. – Bhumibol Adulyadej


Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world. – Shari Arison


There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. – Leo Tolstoy


The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. – Dalai Lama


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

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. – Xun Kuang

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness. – Billy Graham

Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings. – Steven Pinker

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect. – Luther Campbell

Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. – Leo Tolstoy

Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows. – Ray Stannard Baker

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good. – Walter Savage Landor

I just try to stay focused and show the goodness in me to people. – Park Bo-gum

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. – William Shakespeare

Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not. – Arthur Miller

Goodness is beauty in the best estate. – Christopher Marlowe

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one’s own goodness. – Michel de Montaigne

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness. – Athenaeus

“There is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Only when goodness awakens within, will one’s personality and actions gain beauty and strength.” – Amma

“Look for goodness in others, for beauty in the world, and for possibilities in yourself.” – Wes Fesler

“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” – Nelson Mandela

“Goodness is better than beauty.” – Vietnamese Proverb

“Find the goodness that is already within you.” – Eckhart Tolle

People confuse goodness with weakness. It is weak people, not good people (goodness demands strength), who are taken advantage of. – Dennis Prager

Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art. – Charles Baudelaire

Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses. – Cesare Lombroso

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. – Thomas Carlyle

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love. – Saul Bellow

Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty. – Anne Rice

Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun, as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire. – Charles Dudley Warner

We often choose knowing over goodness. We’d rather know what’s going to happen than expect to be treated with respect and worth. – Jay Shetty

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness makes goodness much more serviceable. – Matthew Henry

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people. – Roy T. Bennett

Never let a bad person change your inner goodness. – Karen Salmansohn

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions. – Aristotle

He who stops being better stops being good. – Oliver Cromwell

Be a good person but don’t waste time to prove it. – Unknown

Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

I’m more interested in being good than being famous. – Annie Leibovitz

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 solid foundation for success and he will have a worthwhile life. – Herbert N. Casson

We are made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. – Desmond Tutu

Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody. – Aristotle

If you’re a good person, the goodness will continue through your descendants. – Diane Von Furstenberg

Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To talk goodness is not good, only to do it is. – Proverb