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1 "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)

2 “Having ultimately attained through right thinking, right feeling, and right living to the condition of the beautiful within ourselves, with enraptured vision we can respond in perfect measure to the eternal beauty which flows from the inexhaustible fountain of the one Good.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

3 "To know the nature of all things is to realize that all things are good." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

4 "God fulfills all things with His goodness." On The Love of God (Thomas a' Kempis, edited by S. Abhayananda)

5 "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)

6 "All good things come to those who live harmlessly." The Unfinished Autobiography (Alice A. Bailey)

7 "Goodwill is the mightiest practical force in the universe." Talmudic saying Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

8 "We must visualize the highest good we can imagine – peace on earth, brotherhood, a clean environment. For what we together focus on, we will create." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

9 "We're each part of something that's much bigger and better than what meets the eye, and if we keep that in mind, our hearts will be in the right place. Life will be all right, because its ups and downs will be seen as what they are – threads in a great fabric whose beauty depends on bright and dark colors." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

10 "Man is provided with the means of shaping his own nature, so that his inborn potentialities for good can be completely realized." I Ching or The Book of Changes (Richard Wilhelm, translator)

11 "The Law of the Universe…is to all eternity the good of the whole and naught can arrest this happening." Esoteric Astrology (Alice A. Bailey)

12 "Love of truth shows itself in this, that a man knows how to find and value the good in everything." Goethe One Thousand Inspirational Things (Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)

13 "Since we were originally created by God as 'very good' (Genesis 1:31), we owe it to God to be such." St. Theodoros, the Great Ascetic, 'A Century of Spiritual Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

14 "This essential Good, by the very fact of its existence, extends goodness into all things. Think of how it is with our sun….by the very fact of its existence it gives light to whatever is able to partake of its light. So it is with the Good. Existing far above the sun, an archetype far superior to its dull image, it sends the rays of its undivided goodness to everything with the capacity to receive it. These rays are responsible for all intelligible and intelligent beings, for every power and every activity….Their longing for the Good makes them what they are and confers on them their well-being. Shaped by what they yearn for, they exemplify goodness and, as the Law of God requires of them, they share with (all) the good gifts which have come their way." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

15 "The natural inclination of every creature is an inclination to good." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

16 "Nothing hinders anything from sharing in the Good to the extent it is able." Plotinus, 'The Descent of the Soul' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

17 "The good of nothing less than the whole collectively or of all distributively can be taken as the common or general good." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

18 "Sow good things in your souls, that you may find them in your life." Testament of Levi, ch. IV, v. 6 The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

19 "Let Spirit flow through you in little acts of kindness, brief words of encouragement, and manifold expressions of courtesy. These deeds will add to the planet's fund of good will." Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

20 "A creative acceptance of life's patterns can grow out of an alert awareness of the eternally constructive purpose in the universe." James S. Perkins, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

21 "If he does not know what is good, a man cannot be true to himself….He who learns to be his true self is one who finds out what is good and holds fast to it." Tsesze, Chinese philosopher, grandson of Confucius, 'The Golden Mean of Tsesze' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

22 "All creatures have a certain good of their own, to the completeness and perfection of their nature." St. Augustine (b.354) The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

23 "The allure of the good is an ennobling invitation; for it is essentially a promise that we can become a part of this loved thing or make it a part of ourselves." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

24 "Reality is not only more unified but better than it seems to us. As God told the medieval mystic Dame Julian of Norwich, 'You will see for yourself that every sort of thing will be all right." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

25 "There is but one unconditional commandment, which is that we should seek incessantly so to act as to bring about the very largest total universe of good which we can see." William James (1842-1910), 'The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite