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1 "He [Buddha] declared that in spite of all the sorrow and misery of the world, the great scheme of which man is a part is a scheme of eternal justice, and that the law under which we are living is a good law, and needs only that we should understand it and adapt ourselves to it." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

2 "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)

3 "In speaking to those who have had near-death experiences and deathbed visions in which they rise out of the myopia of daily life, we are told that all events happen for the greater good, that nothing is accidental or without the capacity to spur our evolution as loving co-creators with God." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

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

5 “Let us look at the world through the eyes of those dreamers who have dared to believe that the good in human nature would ultimately blossom forth and regenerate the entire social system.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

6 "The will-to-good of the world knowers is the magnetic seed of the future." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

7 “The sure and eternal path winds through the illusion and leads ultimately to the attainment of perfect good.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

8 “The ancients could get along with the Greek wisdom of the ages: Exaggerate nothing, all good lies in right measure.” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

9 "In addition to the properties of length, breadth, and thickness, every object has also a quality extension toward the nature of perfect Good." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

10 "The law of God and also the way to life is written in our hearts; it lies in no man's supposing, nor in any historical opinion, but in a good will and well doing." Jacob Boehme (1571-1624), 'The Confessions' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

11 "Goodness has power – indeed, ultimate power." The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Huston Smith)

12 "Every creature intends to acquire its own perfection, which is the likeness of the divine perfection and goodness. Therefore the divine goodness is the end of all things." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

13 "Despite the chaos and confusion around us, everything is all right." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

14 "To those who are good to me I am good; and to those who are not good to me I am also good; and thus all get to be good." Tao The Ching The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

15 "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)

16 "The laws of God work only for your good, and there are no other laws beside His." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

17 "All is well, always has been and will always be." C. M. C., anonymous author Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

18 "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)

19 "Each person is fired by the desire to act, and to act beneficially, altruistically, to practically put his stamp, or her stamp, upon the world." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

20 "Good is an expanding force, capable of opening up the soul to the limitless vistas of the Divine Being." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

21 "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)

22 "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)

23 "All things, in the ultimate, work together for GOOD." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

24 "God is the source and ground of all supernal goodness." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

25 "It's important to realize that there's good in everything and everyone." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite