Good - Goodness Quotes

My proudest achievement? I put my head on my pillow at night and know that I’ve been a good person.

I’ve always tried to do the right thing rather than the popular thing.

I’ve begun to sing with pop singers, which is for me an incredible pleasure. First, I like people—most of the people I work with are absolutely incredible. Others are a little less incredible, but I am not expecting sanctity on this planet. I am not myself a saint.

Virtue is more persecuted by the wicked than loved by the good.

When we throw off the yoke of public opinion, it is seldom for the purpose of rising above it, but nearly always to fall below.

I wandered over the land, and good people did not neglect me. After many years, I became old and white; I heard a great deal, many lies and falsehoods, but the longer I lived the more I understood that there were really no lies. Whatever doesn’t really happen is dreamed at night… No doubt the […]

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

Many an attack of depression is nothing but the expression of regret at having to be virtuous.

Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied.

We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives which produced them.