In conclusion I congratulate you, my fellow-citizens, upon the high state of prosperity to which the goodness of Divine Providence has conducted our common country. Let us invoke a continuance of the same protecting care which has led us from small beginnings to the eminence we this day occupy
It's a matter of seeing the original meaning of all things. The world is full of all kinds of meanings. But our minds are so fettered by the lies and falsehoods they make for themselves, that they cannot see the beauty, goodness, or truth of those meanings. Only a mind that has become free can see such things.
Always run after opportunities to create peace between people, to find ways to bridge differences, please. Because as long as one person continues to feel separation" "we'll all still feel it. Close the space between you and someone today. Seeing their essential goodness helps a lot.
Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty.
Some people may complicate it for you, but the formula is simple: Love God more than anything else. More than your ego. More than your money. More than your desires...More than your sleep at dawn. Love God more than anything else, and submission comes natural. Love God more than anything else, and all goodness will follow.
Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
Man's nature is evil; goodness is the result of conscious activity.
Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas.
Lovely flowers are the smiles of god's goodness.
God's goodness is the root of all goodness; and our goodness, if we have any, springs out of His goodness.
Perhaps evil is the crucible of goodness... and perhaps even Satan - Satan, in spite of himself - somehow serves to work out the will of God.
Thank goodness there are women in our lives - that's all I can say. We get saved by the women in our lives.
To an American, land is solidity, goodness, and hope. American history is about land.
— William Least Heat-Moon
Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God's goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things, new-created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing, let your joyful heart praise and magnify so good and glorious a Creator.
God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue.
Kindness is goodness hidden in the heartMore often than declared in speech.
Other blessings may be taken away, but if we have acquired a good friend by goodness, we have a blessing which improves in value when others fail.
— William Ellery Channing
Soul Gathers Force It is possible, when the future is dim, when our depressed faculties can form no bright ideas of the perfection and happiness of a better world,-it is possible still to cling to the conviction of God's merciful purpose towards His creatures, of His parental goodness even in suffering, still to feel that the path of duty, though trodden with a heavy heart, leads to peace.
— William Ellery Channing
Compassionate Saviour! We welcome Thee to our world, We welcome Thee to our hearts. We bless Thee for the Divine goodness Thou hast brought from heaven; for the souls Thou hast warmed with love to man, and lifted up in love to God; for the efforts of divine philanthropy which Thou hast inspired; and for that hope of a pure celestial life, through which Thy disciples triumph over death.
— William Ellery Channing
What a sublime doctrine it is, that goodness cherished now is eternal life already entered on!
— William Ellery Channing
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive.
Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.
If men do their best endeavours to free themselves from all errors, and yet fail of it through human frailty, so well I am persuaded of the goodness of God, that if in me alone should meet a confluence of all such errors of all the Protestants in the world that were thus qualified, I should not be so much afraid of them all, as I should be to ask pardon for them.
It was the love of love, the love of swallows up all else, a grateful love, a love of natural, of people, of animals, a love ingengering gentleness and goodness that moved meand that I saw in you
— William Carlos Williams
Geology has shared the fate of other infant sciences, in being for a while considered hostile to revealed religion; so like them, when fully understood, it will be found a potent and consistent auxiliary to it, exalting our conviction of the Power, and Wisdom, and Goodness of the Creator.
The ingredients of happiness are so simple that they can be counted on one hand. Happiness comes from within, and rests most securely on simple goodness and clear conscience.
The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.
Because we don't see the evil destroyed now and thus experience the suffering that evil inevitably inflicts, we are tempted to doubt God's existence and goodness.
Feelings are the fine instruments which shape decision-making in an animal cursed and blessed with intelligence, and the freedom which is its corollary. They are signals directing us toward goodness, safety, pleasure, and group survival.
Life is to be enjoyed, not simply endured. Pleasure and goodness and joy support the pursuit of survival.
Spare me therefore, your good intentions, your inner sensitivities, your unarticulated and unexpressed love. And spare me also these tedious psycho-historians which, by exposing the goodness inside the bad man, and the evil in the good-invariably establish a vulgar and perverse egalitarianism, as if the arrangement of what is outside and what inside makes no moral difference.
She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last.
True resignation, which always brings with it the confidence that unchangeable goodness will make even the disappointment of our hopes, and the contradictions of life, conducive to some benefit, casts a grave but tranquil light over the prospect of even a toilsome and troubled life.
Believing is a daring adventure into the unseen, it is a radiant faith in the unexplored, the undiscovered, the miracles of the future. . . There is magic in the art of believing! Believe! Engrave these words of the Master in your memory: "All things are possible to those who believe." Believe! Believe in the limitless supply of God's goodness. The universe is filled with more wonders than you can imagine.
To have an open self is to provide a free channel for the infinite goodness of God. To have an open self is to keep yourself aware, alert and sensitive to the beauty and wonder of life. God's love will flow through you into the world when you are open. You enlarge the dimensions of your life when you keep yourself open to the highest and best. The key to God's infinite riches is within you; open yourself and you will receive.
Believe! Believe in the limitless supply of God's goodness. The universe is filled with more wonders than you can imagine.
Prayer is dedicating our thought, feeling and action to the expression of goodness. It is to become like a window through which the light of God shines.
As you help men to grow, as you work for peace, understanding and good will, your influence will merge, with the good influences of men of every age, into the eternal golden stream of God's goodness.
I believe that God is a power underneath my life here on earth. His goodness undergirds me and uplifts me.