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1 "All individual acts of the will rest upon, depend upon, the final and all-embracing desire for the good itself – which is none other than God." Introduction Thomas Aquinas, Spiritual Master (Robert Barron)

2 "Sow everywhere the good seed given to you." Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833), Russian monk The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

3 "God is infinitely good and all his works are good." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

4 "According to Wisdom 7:23f., Wisdom is a 'vapour of the power of God and a certain pure emanation of the glory of almighty God…the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God's majesty, and the image of his goodness.'" Aurora Consurgens (Marie Louise vonFranz)

5 "If you actually look, if you take your whole being apart and examine it, you find that you are genuine and good as you are." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

6 "God takes to himself our good endeavours, so that he may repay us with his good things." Irenaeus (130-202ad), Bishop of Lyons The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

7 "The child looks out to the world for its instruction. The adult turns within and struggles there until, when the Divine Child is found, he looks outward again in new and constant anticipation of Good." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

8 "Even matter, as a potentiality to good, has the nature of good." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

9 "A bank of self-existing energy is always available to you – beyond any circumstance. It actually comes from nowhere, but is always there. It is the energy of basic goodness." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

10 "Eternal Good does not have to come into the soul, for It is already there." 'Theologia Germanica' (ca. 1350) Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

11 "The mind is drawn quite naturally to the ideal of Truth; the heart or our values, is quite naturally drawn to the ideal of Beauty; the guts or will is quite naturally drawn to the ideal of the Good." Keith Critchlow, 'Twelve Criteria for Sacred Architecture' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

12 "The universe is of good intent. It is automatically predisposed toward the creation of good events." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

13 "Man has the privilege and possesses the possibilities of choosing the good." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

14 "There is always local confirmation of good at hand if we persistently look for it." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

15 "The Good is the one thing which is the source of all things, and supplies all things at all times." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

16 "A person's true wealth is the good he does in this world." Muhammad The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

17 "The final end of all things is the divine goodness, toward which as toward a goal all journeys and particular ends toward which things are naturally inclined are ordered." Thomas Aquinas, DDN, n. 858, pp. 321-322 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

18 "The goodness in everyone's heart CAN be realized without doubt." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

19 "In the final good designed by Him not a cell of Being will be found missing or unfulfilled." R. H. J. Steuart, S.J. (1874-1948), English priest, 'The Inward Vision' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

20 "Goodness communicates its lights to men and remakes them to the likeness of His Sovereign Perfection." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

21 "The universe is impersonally invested in evolving toward goodness and uses any available conduit for the purposes of doing so." Marianne Williamson, 'Spiritual Politics' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

22 "God so communicates the divine goodness to created beings that one thing that receives it can transfer it to another." Thomas Aquinas, CG II, ch. 59 n. 16 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

23 "Ah! Divine, infinite, sovereign good, which is origin and fulfillment of all good! To your holy goodness, O Lord, I give reverence and honor." Ramon Llull, 'The Book of the Gentile and the Three Wise Men' Ramon Lull and the Secret of Life (Amador Vega)

24 "All good things which exist are the fruits of originality." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), 'On Liberty' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

25 “The all-sufficiency of Universal Good is all-sufficing.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite