Monday, July 28, 2008

Quotes: Goethe. Good, Goodness. Gossip.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Goethe 242 "Goethe...a soldier in the war of liberation of humanity." Matthew Arnold, “Heine and the Philistines.” 1863. Gross, ed. Essays.

Good, Goodness
Good 868 Good actions lead to other good actions. "In every good action there is a divine quality, which does not end with the completion of that particular deed, but goes on to bring forth good works in an infinite series." Hawthorne: “A Good Man’s Miracle”

Goodness 174 Goodness increases with practice, not from nature. "More men become good through practice than by nature." Democritus of Abdera. 5th-4th century BC. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Gossip 124 "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." Oscar Wilde. Portable Curmudgeon.

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