"A life of love and effort on behalf of the collective good promises the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing what you were born to do." Marianne Williamson, 'Spiritual Politics'
The Fabric of the Future
(M. J. Ryan, editor)
"The urge-to-good pervades every aspect of the planetary Life from the smallest atom of substance, through all the intermediate living forms, on and up to the Logos Himself."
The Rays and The Initiations
(Alice A. Bailey)
"Natural law is a certain quality planted in humanity by nature, which leads them to do what is good." Rufinus, 'Summa Decretorum' (12th century)
The Book of Catholic Quotations
(John Chapin, Editor)
"God has created all things for good; all things for their greatest good; everything for its own good." John Henry Newman (1801-1890), 'Meditations and Devotions'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"Goodness communicates its lights to men and remakes them to the likeness of His Sovereign Perfection."
Lamps of Western Mysticism
(Arthur Edward Waite)
"In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong: honor that; rejoice in it." John Ruskin (1819-1909)
Daily Strength for Daily Needs
(Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)
"No effort for human good is wasted, no good work fails. The form in which the work is embodied may crumble, but the life remains."
The Spiritual Life
"Eternal Good does not have to come into the soul, for It is already there." 'Theologia Germanica' (ca. 1350)
(Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)
"Good deeds that are done for a good motive are the dead that live even in the grave; they are flowers that withstand the storm, they are stars that know no setting." Matthias Claudius (1740-1815), German poet
The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
(Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)
"You were born with an in-built recognition of your own goodness. You were born with an inner recognition of your rightness in the universe…You are born loving. You are born compassionate….You are born seeking to add value to the quality of life, to add characteristics, energies, abilities to life that only you can individually contribute to the world, and to attain a state of being that is uniquely yours, while adding to the value fulfillment of the world."
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events
"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)
"All organized beings, even the very lowest, steer themselves and progress towards that quarter in which the greatest measure of well-being is to be found."
Toward the Future
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"According to each part, both soul and body, the human being was made good by a good God." St. Augustine, 'On Continence'
Heaven, A History
(Colleen McDannell & Bernhard Lang)
"From you, O God, come all good things."
"I see on an immense scale, and as clearly as in a demonstration in a laboratory, that good comes out of evil; that the impartiality of the Nature Providence is best; that we are made strong by what we overcome." John Burroughs (1837-1921), 'Accepting the Universe'
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition