A Moments Wisdom on Goodness

–Saul Bellow… A man is only as good as what he loves.
–Pearl S. Buck… When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, the evil men prevail.
–Charles Lamb… The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
–Abraham Lincoln… Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who know me best, that I have always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
–Alexander Purdy… Sin is anything that separates us from God. If we are so good that we don’t feel any need for God’s mercy, then our goodness is sin.
–Plutarch… The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
–James R. Lowell… All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
–Peter Marin… What we give to the poor for Christ’s sake is what we carry with us when we die.
–Will Rogers… So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
–David Sarnoff… Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding over man’s capacity for evil.
–William Saroyan… Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
–William Wordsworth… The best portion of a good man’s life — his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
–Semon Knudson… Before you tell someone how good you are, you must tell him how bad you used to be.