"All things, taken one by one, are good, and all things, taken together, are very good. For our God has made all things very good."
"For nearly two thousand years the first sentence a Chinese child, living in the direct light of Confucius, was taught to read was…'Human beings are by nature good.' We may smile at the undisguised moralizing, but every nation needs it.'"
The World's Religions
"Think good thoughts about what is good by nature, and think well of every man." St. Thalassios the Libyan, 'Third Century'
The Philokalia, volume 2
(various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)
"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)
"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)
"Love is an inner quality that sees good everywhere and in everybody. It insists that all is good, and by refusing to see anything but good, it tends to cause that quality to appear uppermost in itself and in other things."
Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
(John Marks Templeton)
"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."