Good nature

A man who lacks nobility cannot have kindliness, he can only have good nature.

Envy is an ill-natured vice, and is made up of meanness and malice. It wishes the force of goodness to be strained, and the measure of happiness abated. It laments over prosperity, and sickens at the sight of health. It oftentimes wants spirit as well as good nature.

Good nature is the very air of a good mind; the sign of a large and generous soul, and the peculiar soil in which virtue prospers.

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

Many persons, after they become learned cease to be good; all other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not the science of honesty and good nature.

It is undoubtedly true that some people mistake sycophancy for good nature, but it is equally true that man more mistake impertinence for sincerity.

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.

Good Nature is the proper Soil upon which Virtue grows.

The prophecy of a world moving toward political unity is the light which guides all that is best, most vigorous, most truly alive in the work of our time. It gives sense to what we are doing. Nothing else does.