Top 230 Goodness Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Goodness Quotes from famous people such as Rajpal Yadav, Adina Porter, Sean Bean, Bobby Schilling, Jim Brown, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My father is a very sweet man. He has led a very honest

My father is a very sweet man. He has led a very honest life. Perhaps it’s the result of his goodness that I am doing well in my career.
Rajpal Yadav
Thank goodness for IMDB.
Adina Porter
Listen to people and treat people as you find them. There’s an inherent goodness in most people. Don’t pre-judge people – that was me Mam’s advice anyway.
Sean Bean
There are still times when I am walking up, and I look at the Capitol, and I think, ‘Oh my goodness.’ Right now, I am kind of scared to go onto the floor and speak. Once I get used to it, though, they probably won’t be able to keep me off there.
Bobby Schilling
‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X.’ I’ve used it to demonstrate racial attitudes to people who I thought needed a better understanding of all human beings. Malcolm was not a racist. He was not looking for revenge. He realized that kindness and goodness did not come from any one kind of person.
Jim Brown
In Buddhist culture, offering food to the monk symbolizes the action of goodness, and if you have no opportunity to support the practice of spirituality, then you are somehow left in the realm of darkness.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I hope to goodness I would not still be working in the corporate world – the money is OK but it is no life at all.
Nigel Dennis
My biggest aspiration is to inspire people to do good. I believe that our wish for a harmonious world begins and ends with doing good. To inspire and empower people to focus on goodness, I wrote a new book called ‘Activate Your Goodness: Transforming the World through Doing Good.’
Shari Arison
I want people to come away from my book with questions. Questions about virtue and goodness. Not answers.
Veronica Roth
I hadn’t looked at all the Nobel Prizes and thought, my goodness, there’s no women. So it was a little bit surprising to me.
Donna Strickland
Basically, I always wanted to be an author but went through all these other jobs while getting up the nerve to finally go for it with my writing! Thank goodness it worked; who knows what I might have done next?
Claudia Gray
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
Robert Anton Wilson
It really helps me if I think back to what our first families up here went through because, my goodness, they really had very tough times.
Gina Rinehart
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
You have to keep a feeling of goodness in your exteriors.
Leandra Medine
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
William Shakespeare
May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!
Daniel Boone
I have a significant other and a large, immediate family. No children, thank goodness. And I have a 13-year-old kitty.
Andrea Parker
I would say that when you do something out of the goodness of your heart, and you don’t know what the repercussions will be, you have to live with that. And it can be devastating. Because the intention was there.
Chrissy Metz
When you are at the bottom, you find beauty in such little things, and goodness in such little gestures. When I compare any struggle today to ones that I may have had in my childhood, there is nothing that can bring me down.
Natalia Vodianova
One goes through school, college, medical school and one’s internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.
Ashley Montagu
No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
Phillips Brooks
It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
Stephen King
My great-grandfather and his two brothers fought at Gettysburg. They were in artillery, and they survived the war, thank goodness. So I revere what they did. I think their motivations were honorable when they undertook the war and participated in it along with other Southerners.
Jimmy Carter
The soul, who is lifted by a very great and yearning desire for the honor of God and the salvation of souls, begins by exercising herself, for a certain space of time, in the ordinary virtues, remaining in the cell of self-knowledge, in order to know better the goodness of God towards her.
Catherine of Siena
Blending consensus historical events and personages with imaginary occult forces is a strong recipe for counterfactual storytelling goodness that combines the best of two worlds: resonant history with wild-eyed fantasy.
Paul Di Filippo
I go out of my way to help people, but I don’t tell people. Goodness is not about beating your own drum.
When it seems like the whole world thinks you’re bad, it’s hard to hang on to your goodness.
Anthony Ray Hinton
Yes, I have used my success to bring goodness to the world. Because I’m an actress, and I’m on someone’s favorite show or whatever, I think maybe they will listen to me. I feel there’s a responsibility to use that platform wisely.
Marisol Nichols
So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
Donald Trump
I’m Gordon Ramsay, for goodness sake: people know I’m volatile.
Gordon Ramsay
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, ev

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Thomas Carlyle
For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.
Desmond Tutu
Suddenly I turned 65 and realized, ‘Oh my goodness, I’m old.’ I think it was when I got into the movie theatres cheaper.
Margaret Trudeau
I still get excited by working with big names. You have that initial moment of, ‘Oh my goodness, I’m going to work with Tom Cruise!’
Malin Akerman
Oh my goodness, I’m in love with Channing Tatum, although I think I’m too old to play his love interest. They’d probably cast me as his grandmomma’s friend or something like that, but anything to be in a movie with Channing.
Sherri Shepherd
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
Xun Kuang
I was brought up a Catholic, so I suppose I have to believe in the goodness of human beings. I think we’re not so bad after all.
Pauline Collins
We’re all basically made of the same stuff: generosity and selfishness, goodness and greed.
Madeleine M. Kunin
Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God.
James Mark Baldwin
I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God.
Anne Lamott
Goodness, I know nothing about nuclear energy.
James Dyson
My goodness, the Democrats have just become the party of punishment, and they are carrying that to the extreme when it comes to health care.
Marsha Blackburn
I have always wanted to be a catalyst for bringing about positive change, inspiring others to choose goodness.
Shari Arison
I have come to learn that goodness is transnational, transcultural, and trans-ethnic.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
In order to have good fried chicken, you should wash and season the bird the morning you’re preparing it for dinner. Don’t wait and do it right before you start cooking. Throw it in the refrigerator, seasoned, that morning, and give it a chance to soak up all the salt and pepper and goodness.
Paula Deen
I believe in the goodness of man, and I believe we’re all connected and that connection is through God. We have our differences. But if we will recognize that we like each other, that we are more common than uncommon, we will work toward what needs to be done to reconcile that.
Corbin Bernsen
Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values.
Theodore C. Sorensen
In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.
Vincent Nichols
Very few editors worry about heresy – their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
However imperfect Donald Trump may be, -and, my goodness, he is – his mother was Scottish; he owns Turnberry. He spends a lot of time in our country – he loves our country, what we stand for, and our culture.
Nigel Farage
Christians who enjoy and support art and culture, who make it a priority in their lives, and who reach out to those in the arts instead of reflexively pushing them away, can help bring the culture toward a renewed appreciation of goodness, truth, and beauty. And that is good for everyone.
Eric Metaxas
Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed.
Reinhold Niebuhr
It always interested me that ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ and ‘The Kumars,’ when shown around the world, were referred to as British comedy. It was only here that they were referred to as Asian comedy, even though I always felt it was very British in its humour and structure.
Sanjeev Bhaskar
It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
Barbara Walters
Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
Luther Campbell
I believe firmly that it was the Almighty’s goodness, to check my consummate vanity.
Lord Mountbatten
I think the wonderment of seeing my two sons developing makes me incredibly optimistic about human potential. It makes you think: ‘My goodness. It’s a miracle that’s going on here. What could the human race do together?’
David Miliband
No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
Bertolt Brecht
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to p

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
John Jay Chapman
I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God.
Anne Lamott
I seem to have fallen for women with missing parents. Goodness knows what it signifies.
Salman Rushdie
I’ve never had any desire to be good. I don’t like goodness particularly.
Hanif Kureishi
I wasn’t delusional at all when I signed on to do ‘Furious 7,’ that it wasn’t my creation. It’s the seventh movie in a series, for goodness sake!
James Wan
America is the light, and her people are the goodness that grows from that. She’ll always be worth fighting for – it was my greatest honor to fight for her every day of my adult life.
Marcus Luttrell
I think it’s straight men who are oblivious to goodness or badness to dates. That’s probably unfair. Maybe they just don’t complain as much.
Theresa Rebeck
The lead guitar work is a bit repetitious, but when a song is under two minutes long, I don’t have much room anyway. Thank goodness. But I’ve always contributed guitar parts to every band I’ve ever been in, so I’ll always play the axe.
Phil Anselmo
Thank goodness I’ve saved my money.
Kyle Chandler
I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God, and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age, I begin this work.
John Woolman
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental.
Samuel Butler
My mother had me when she was 16, and that was an issue that had to be dealt with. She grew up in a very religious background, and there was a lot of discussion of what they should do with this unborn child. But here I am, and thank goodness.
Carmen Cusack
I went to a radio station on Long Island in 1982, and thank goodness for me, it was so new that there was no receptionist. So the DJ opened up his booth, and took my tape and listened to it and thought it was a hit song.
Jon Bon Jovi
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.
Henry David Thoreau
I know nothing worth the living for but usefulness and the service of my fellow-creatures. The only object I pursue is to increase, as far as lies in my power, the quantity of their knowledge and goodness and happiness.
William Godwin
There is a goodness about Yao that is unique, that never left him through all the pain and injuries and disappointments that accompanied his unprecedented accomplishments and successes.
Jeff Van Gundy
Oh my goodness; the highlight of my career. I couldn’t pick a show or a moment because that would just be impossible.
Darren Boyd
There are, of course, always painters whom I admire and find fascinating. I’ve often thought, ‘Goodness, if I could paint like the Danish Golden Age painters, the early 19th century painters, the way they could paint a landscape – absolutely beautiful.’
Margrethe II of Denmark
Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.
Bryant H. McGill
Buckminster Fuller – he never lost faith in the goodness of humanity.
Chris Sacca
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
Milan Kundera
If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
John Woolman
In the middle of everything evil, in an evil place, you can find goodness. Goodness. I’d even call it godliness.
Marcus Luttrell
Oh my goodness – Zac Efron has great abs.
Iskra Lawrence
My goodness, my hair’s been talked about by a million people, you know? It sort of goes with the territory.
Carly Fiorina
Certainly, when I was a boy, people liked to believe that lawyers were kind of pillars of goodness of the likes of Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’
Scott Turow
Be happy in what you do. Be respectful of yourself. Do good works for others, and the goodness will come back to you and make you a better person. I think that’s what happiness is all about.
Gerard Malanga
The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street.
Leo Buscaglia
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
Everyone is equal. Everyone has a place. No one is written off, because there is worth and goodness in every life… That is the Republican ideal. And if we won’t defend it, who will?
Paul Ryan
Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/

Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11, up to and including the catastrophe that occurred. And thank goodness, we’re not obliged to make assessments of what’s going on now and deal with these current events.
Richard Ben-Veniste
How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation.
Fiona Apple
I’ve been fighting amidst a lot of opposition from both Hillary Clinton as well as some Republicans who wanted to send arms to the allies of ISIS. ISIS rides around in a billion dollars worth of U.S. Humvees. It’s a disgrace. We’ve got to stop – we shouldn’t fund our enemies, for goodness sakes.
Rand Paul
Good character consists of recognizing the selfishness that inheres in each of us and trying to balance it against the altruism to which we should all aspire. It is a difficult balance to strike, but no definition of goodness can be complete without it.
Alan Dershowitz
I think some people would say that I do overwhelm the words with the music, and sometimes thank goodness I do.
Dave Matthews
I think when you don’t know where you stand with someone, they can surprise you in their goodness and their badness, and that makes them human.
David Morrissey
God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue.
William Law
From this it follows that con-sideration for other persons or for other living beings is very vital for goodness and want of consideration for other people makes human beings selfish, regardless for other people’s good.
Morarji Desai
I always end up making friends at Pride and like, I see them throughout the year, but then you always have that nice, fond memory of, ‘Oh my goodness I saw that person at this march, or this event.’
Bowen Yang
I think goodness is very powerful, but often evil is made more attractive in films. It’s a challenge to make goodness appealing.
Pauline Collins
Parents learn the uses of power and its limits. They can insist on certain outward behavior but cannot change inner attitudes. They can require obedience but not goodness – and certainly not love.
Philip Yancey
Try to see the good in others. When you’re tempted to judge someone, make an effort to see their goodness. Your willingness to look for the best in people will subconsciously bring it forth.
Marianne Williamson
I was so happy that Justin Bieber snuck in my room. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ You couldn’t tell me anything. I was so happy.
Skai Jackson
I’ve never been particularly good at explaining or even understanding what this sort of rage is that is so accessible to me. I’m not an out-of-control person, but I can access in my work very easily a feeling of real fury. Thank goodness I’ve channeled it into my work, I guess.
Jason Robert Brown
I used to love wrestling Beth Phoenix, and I loved everything Beth Phoenix did in the ring because it was like, ‘Goodness. That beautiful woman is so strong.’
Nikki Bella
I believe a lot of players that start to think about money – ‘Oh my goodness; I’m up for a new contract’ – they don’t have a great season because they’re thinking about all these different things. Do your business on the field, and everything takes care of itself.
LaDainian Tomlinson
Oh my goodness, do I aspire to be like Gisele? I just turned 23, I’m enjoying being young and focusing on my career.
Camille Kostek
Goodness, that Simon Cowell is a sensitive soul.
Bruce Forsyth
Do you know how hard it is to play a character where you’re always in heels? Oh, my goodness!
Serinda Swan
I believe that we have to come together, and we have to rely on the goodness of each other.
Ruby Bridges
People confuse goodness with weakness. It is weak people, not good people (goodness demands strength), who are taken advantage of.
Dennis Prager
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.
Michael Jackson
I remember debating the finer points of flaky pastry with my chicken-pot-pie-obsessed American dad. I remember the divine mix of Thai food, TV dinners, and hearty, homemade goodness that have shaped this palate of mine to this day. I remember all this, but I still Google my husband’s birthday. Thank God he’s famous.
Chrissy Teigen
You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking.
Rosie O’Donnell
No one can appropriate God, goodness, the Bible or Jesus. It just seems that way.
Anne Lamott
When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else. It takes all the people – black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants – to make up America.
Judy Garland
You know, a lot of people give up their religion, but, oh, my goodness, they go through such agonies. I never did.
James Ivory
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
Anne Frank
Our family has been blessed by God in so many ways. We’ve found His love and goodness to be our source of strength in both our most joyous occasions and our darkest moments.
Jim Bob Duggar
The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
How many precious things do we not already possess which others have not – have hardly an idea of! Let us enjoy these, then, and bless God that we are permitted to enjoy them, rather than importune His goodness with vain longings for more.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
All the goodness I have within me is totally from the L

All the goodness I have within me is totally from the Lord alone. When I sin, it is from me and is done on my own, but when I act righteously, it is wholly and completely of God.
Charles Spurgeon
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
Deepak Chopra
The Lord always comes first in our lives, and then everything else comes second. And so with my music and with my platform, I have places to talk about the Lord and His goodness.
Gabby Barrett
Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not.
Arthur Miller
Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will?
David Augsburger
The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America. In our best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America’s communities, large and small.
Mitt Romney
Like our attitude to love, truth and goodness, we seem to be confident about knowing what beauty is – certain, even dogmatic – until we think hard about the idea, whereupon all confidence flies away.
Charles Jencks
The great privilege it has been to work with some of the most talented people on the face of the earth. My first scene in a movie was with James Cagney, for goodness sakes. There I was, just out of the U.S. Navy without an acting lesson to my name.
Dean Jones
I think absolute honesty may not be what we want. I mean, ‘My goodness, you look ugly this morning.’ Perhaps that’s not necessary.
Julian Treasure
I think the most that I’ve learned has been, how do I put this? The innate goodness inside of all of us.
Brian Behlendorf
Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.
Mo Rocca
Even though I felt, at times, ‘My goodness, you’re among the upper echelon,’ there is still a huge void there. A huge void. It is about self-esteem. That’s a thing that has always been a real complex part of my life.
Jerry West
Honest to goodness, Brian Campbell, he was holding the Cup, and there was no one around for a minute. He says, ‘Hold this for a second.’ So he hands it to me – one of the best moments of my life.
Mike Quigley
The Bible is full of wealth, miracles, goodness and badness.
Kenneth Copeland
Being part of the natural world reminds me that innocence isn’t ever lost completely; we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Dalai Lama
I value niceness. But now, as a grown person, I value goodness above that. Because niceness doesn’t change anything, and goodness changes things.
Josh Gondelman
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My goodness, everyone is planting grapes, even a neighbor with only five acres.
Doc Severinsen
No dog means no disgusting surprises on carpets – thank goodness for those irrigating vacuums they sell at Canadian Tire – no hefty vet bills, no destruction of everything from eyeglasses to baseboards to legs of furniture, and no responsibility.
Neil Macdonald
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
John Dryden
Thank goodness for me, ‘Smallville”s Lois Lane is younger, so there’s a little bit of play with the character.
Erica Durance
I was nearly 40 when I started. I had no fear that I wasn’t going to write. I knew it was just delayed. Then, my goodness, I never stopped.
Jane Gardam
Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
Victor Hugo
Mornin’ ladies, my goodness don’t you look happy. Must be cuttin’ somebody up pretty good.
Andy Griffith
How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Dr. Seuss
Childhood ought to have at least a few entitlements that aren’t entangled with utilitarian considerations. One of them should be the right to a degree of unencumbered satisfaction in the sheer delight and goodness of existence in itself.
Jonathan Kozol
Zoroastrians believe in one Great Almighty Spirit of Good who is in combat against evil forces, and Goodness prevails in the end. There is no self-flagellation or staring at the sun or snake-handling.
Garrison Keillor
It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
Maurice Maeterlinck
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
When we created ‘Goodness Gracious Me,’ it was quoting ‘Python’ and Woody Allen lines that really bonded the writers, and the ‘Spamalot’ material is so utterly, wonderfully surreal that it hasn’t dated.
Sanjeev Bhaskar
I'd get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, littl

I’d get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little ‘wood shots’ down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn’t count the number of long outs!
Bobby Thomson
Yoga practice is therapeutic for the body and mind, reminds us of our goodness, energizes our creativity, and inspires.
Tara Stiles
Contrary to all the blather we here about the unique goodness of the American people or our religious heritage or anything else, the one thing that set this country apart from all others was the Bill of Rights.
Harry Browne
I think goodness is about how person behaves to person, and also person to world, to nature.
Vikram Seth
Even if you look at the planet, and you think it’s easy to be distraught and depressed, common goodness – human goodness – is very much alive, and it needs to thrive even more amid the chaos.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
There’s something about the openness of the American people. Yes, we have our faults, but deep down, there’s a goodness. America doesn’t want to take over the world; in many ways, we don’t want to be bothered by the rest of the world.
Jerry Springer
For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
Lionel Blue
We are here to add to the sum of human goodness. To prove the thing exists.
Josephine Hart
How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart.
Robert Mondavi
I went to an all-girls Catholic high school. The three things that they focused on were reading, writing, and arithmetic. My goodness, this is a novel idea in this modern society. I was really good at all three of these things. I was particularly good at math.
Ursula Burns
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
It is the task of theologians to establish the limits of justice and injustice regarding the intrinsic goodness or wickedness of an act; it is the task of the observer of public life to establish the relationships of political justice and injustice, that is, of what is useful or harmful to society.
Cesare Beccaria
Oh my goodness, they are rocking so many variations of my high-top fade. I mean, Rihanna has taken it to a very angular 21st Century thing. Miss Fantasia has it in a very seductive, you know, up-flip, and it’s just lovely, right? Oh, I think it’s wonderful.
Anita Baker
It’s a great responsibility before God, the judge who guides us, who draws us to truth and good, and in this sense the church must unmask evil, rendering present the goodness of God, rendering present his truth, the truly infinite for which we are thirsty.
Pope Benedict XVI
Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
Anne Rice
I’m a writer of faith who worries about the intolerance of religion. I look at the past and fear we haven’t learned from it. I believe that humanity is capable of evil as well as great acts of courage and goodness. I have hope. Deep down, I believe in the human spirit, although sometimes that belief is shaken.
Julianna Baggott
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
Gone are the days when heroes are emotionally locked away from the world until the end of the book, and thank goodness for that. Modern romance heroes are more complex than ever.
Sarah MacLean
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
Muhammad Ali
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
I’m always thinking, ‘My goodness, I got booked again!’ So I am really happy to still be working.
Kate Moss
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I used to say that if something happened to my mother, I wanted to die with her. That’s because I loved her so much. I want to live so I can carry out the essence of what she has shown me: kindness and goodness.
Stevie Wonder
Goodness is beauty in the best estate.
Christopher Marlowe
‘I don’t need brains,’ says the billionaire contemptuously. ‘I’m brainy enough myself!’ The broker cries out in desperation, ‘What, in heaven’s name, do you want?’ ‘Goodness,’ is the answer.
Konrad Lorenz
I’ve always believed in people’s capacity for goodness. I still believe that people are good. What I’m not so trusting about anymore is their relationship to their own goodness.
Anne Hathaway
Americans must outgrow the unbecoming arrogance that leads us to assert that America somehow owns a monopoly on goodness and truth – a belief that leads some to view the world as but a stage on which to play out the great historical drama: the United States of America versus the Powers of Evil.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
We have to put in our time every day to try and achieve and learn so that we can develop our talents and each of you, thank goodness, have special talents; each of you are special persons.
Bruce Vento
Bitcoin is absolutely the Wild West of finance, and thank goodness. It represents a whole legion of adventurers and entrepreneurs, of risk takers, inventors, and problem solvers. It is the frontier. Huge amounts of wealth will be created and destroyed as this new landscape is mapped out.
Erik Voorhees
I remember when I gave my first recital. I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness, people are coming to hear me.’ I didn’t expect anyone to come, and then the whole hall filled up. Of course, it wasn’t a big hall, and some of the people were my friends and family.
Hilary Hahn
LeBron James – I’m such a big basketball fan, and to be in his body for a day and be able to just dunk at will, have that level of court awareness and size, oh my goodness, that would be a treat.
Lil Dicky
I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs o

I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.
Grover Cleveland
Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness makes goodness much more serviceable.
Matthew Henry
Sandy Bullock cast me in my first movie, ‘All About Steve,’ and I think I weighed 176, so that’s just how I rock and roll. I’m just who I am, and if I lose weight, I lose weight. Goodness, I’m trying to be healthy, but if I’ve got to eat the cupcake, then just eat the cupcake.
Katy Mixon
You want the song to be at least at the same level of goodness throughout. Whereas with something you’re doing live, a song dips and rises and that can actually be worked to the song’s benefit.
John Darnielle
People who are going to do us harm are never going to register guns. Terrorists, you believe they’re going to register guns? Why, no. Goodness, alive, are you crazy?
Richard Shelby
Thank goodness I had a great family growing up, a great foundation. But I will say my faith, my parents, my family, all that stuff is very, very important. And I’ll say that until the day I die.
Donny Osmond
The way of a man’s heart will be foreshadowed by what goodness lies in him – coming from above, and from around; but a way foreshadowed is not a way made.
Donald G. Mitchell
My goodness, what a blast it is filming ‘Woody.’
Bradley Walsh
For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.
Thomas Mann
I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
Georg Brandes
Oh, my goodness, when we came to the farm in 1961, I mean, it wouldn’t even support one salary.
Joel Salatin
I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me.
Rodney Dangerfield
Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.
Henry Adams
I am a believer in the rights of the unborn and the goodness of every life, and I have promised that, as governor, I will champion those values.
Doug Ducey
One problem I have with faith-healing is that it tends to be focused only on the physical aspect of healing. But Jesus always backed away when people came to him only to get their physical needs met. My goodness, he was ready to have you lop off your hand! His real interest was in healing the soul.
Joni Eareckson Tada
It’s important to think good, speak good, and do good. If we want to see positive change in the world, then we need to connect to goodness. I try in everything I do, both in business and philanthropy, to make a positive change and do that by doing good.
Shari Arison
Students should learn about the long-standing values of truth, beauty, and goodness, think hard about them, and interrogate them skillfully.
Howard Gardner
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Aldous Huxley
I’m not getting to heaven on my integrity. I’m not getting to heaven on my goodness.
Rick Warren
I love listening to things like those wonderful piano pieces of Stockhausen. It’s just not my thing as a composer or performer, and thank goodness we’re not obliged to be Modernist any more.
Stephen Hough
We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.
Desmond Tutu
True revolutionaries are like God – they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Through all the hardships and all the operations and all the hospitals, all that stuff each part of my life, there’s been some goodness, some greatness that comes in here and helps me to be strong, to continue what I’m doing.
Clarence Clemons
Giving thanks is that: making the canyon of pain into a megaphone to proclaim the ultimate goodness of God when Satan and all the world would sneer at us to recant.
Ann Voskamp
There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is.
Herman Melville
Oh, my goodness, I am obsessed with Costco! We do runs at least twice a week. I love the salmon and rotisserie chicken, the dog beds.
Kris Jenner
We have to teach goodness to our infants.
Charlie Kirk
I have often thought with wonder of the great goodness of God; and my soul has rejoiced in the contemplation of His great magnificence and mercy. May He be blessed for ever! For I see clearly that He has not omitted to reward me, even in this life, for every one of my good desires.
Saint Teresa of Avila
I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected.
Louise Brown
If we may not remain silent about evil in the Church, then neither should we keep silent about the great shining path of goodness and purity which the Christian faith has traced out over the course of the centuries.
Pope Benedict XVI
Faith is the complete reliance on the power and goodness of Spirit and the firm belief that you are always connected to this goodness. Always affirm your faith and not your doubt.
Wayne Dyer
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if the

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I’m not interested in a character’s goodness. I’m interested in what makes them human.
Sarah Paulson
You talk about meant to be – oh my goodness, I have never done anything else in my life except be a performer.
Rita Moreno
I don’t disagree with seeing a Rubens of a nude body, but I don’t believe in a nude body in action. With Rubens, thank goodness, they aren’t in action.
Ginger Rogers
Thank goodness I was blessed with a hard head.
Stephen Thompson
I don’t have a complacent dressing room, thank goodness.
Emma Hayes
In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised.
Edward Bond
For goodness’ sakes, back in 2006, when we were about to lose the battle in Iraq, thank goodness our patriots fought in the Anbar province and Fallujah and turned that thing around.
Phil Gingrey
I believe in myself and the goodness in others, and I think anyone who rolls the dice with me has good odds.
Sonja Morgan
I always thought of deer as solitary animals that weren’t very interesting. But my goodness, that was very wrong. The big eye-opener for me was that they’re social. They have family groups.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
I always say, ‘Thank goodness ‘Wimpy Kid’ was a comedy because my singing in that was more humorous than professional.’
Devon Bostick
Too many times I see kids come up to me, especially at the high school age, and say, ‘Man, it would be cool to play in the NFL just because of the money.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, you are missing everything, because money is not going to make you happy.’
Derek Carr
Portia de Rossi is a gorgeous woman, and I found it incredibly refreshing to discover that she puts very little stock in her appearance, instead preferring to concentrate on what goodness she can put into the world around her – a choice we can all learn from.
Amanda de Cadenet