Monthly Archives: September 2010

Quote-a-thon: Dennis Potter

British dramatist Dennis Potter: “A bad act done will fester and create in its own way. It’s not only goodness that creates. Bad things create. They have their own yeast.” Via BrainyQuote.com.

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Quote-a-thon: Marcia Epstein

Marcia Epstein: “Each of us must help the world become safe and nurturing for all people.” Although Marcia doesn’t mention the word “goodness,” this certainly sounds like goodness to me. Marcia is the director of Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence, … Continue reading

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Quote-a-thon: Henry David Thoreau

“All good things are wild, and free.” Via thinkexist.com.

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Quote-a-thon: The King of Thailand

The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej: “A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.” Via Brainyquote.com.

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Quote-a-thon: Indian Proverb

“Conquer a man who never gives by gifts; Subdue untruthful men by truthfulness; Vanquish an angry man by gentleness; And overcome the evil man by goodness.” via http://www.thinkexist.com. Unfortunately, ThinkExist is seriously vague about the source of this proverb, but … Continue reading

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Quote-a-thon: John Wesley

From the founder of Methodism, John Wesley: “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with the zeal you … Continue reading

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Mark Twain on Goodness

“Be good and you will be lonesome.” I haven’t verified this, but it certainly sounds like Mark Twain. The quote is from ThinkExist.com. I like this quote because it backs up my theory that somehow, someway the concept of goodness … Continue reading

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