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Quote-a-thon: Anne Rice and Charles Baudelaire

Two of a kind… American Novelist Anne Rice: “Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.” French Poet Charles Baudelaire: “Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.”

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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: 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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Radical Kindness

It seems appropriate to begin the third week of my quest for goodness with two quotes from The Dalai Lama: My true religion is Kindness. From a speech by The Dalai Lama on world peace: The development of a kind … Continue reading

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Plato Enters the Fray

One of the delights of the first week of my quest is that folks are sending me quotes about the topic of goodness. Here’s one from Plato: Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while … Continue reading

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Day 4 – The Log

I added two new sites to Fellow Travelers: The Greater Good and YourMorals. Both look fascinating and come from links posted by Cognitive Policy Works. I’ve been delighted to discover that the topic of goodness is far more popular than … Continue reading

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