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1 "The will of the Logos is humanity's evolution. In our blindness we may for a time resist Him, but to Him time is naught, and if we cannot see today, He waits patiently until tomorrow, but always in the end His will is done." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

2 "The will-to-good is the basic quality of divine purpose, involving planned activity and a definite goal to be achieved." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

3 "Love is the elemental and grounding force, the deepest 'personality' and energy of the will." Thomas Aquinas, Spiritual Master (Robert Barron)

4 "The Will of God moves the worlds and the Love of God determines results." Esoteric Astrology (Alice A. Bailey)

5 "Homer correctly stated: 'The will of Zeus is done', referring to the fate and nature of the universe by which all things are governed." Chrysippus (ca. 280-207 bce), Stoic philosopher A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

6 "The Will of the Logos is infinitely stronger than any human will, and not even the utmost exertion of perverse ingenuity can possibly prevail against Him." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

7 "There is no strain in doing God's Will as soon as you recognize that it is also your own." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

8 "The will of God is the measure of things." Ambrose (340-397), Bishop of Milan The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

9 "I have capitalized the word 'Nature' because it is the Numen in manifestation, the expression of God's law and will." Laurence J. Bendit, 'The Incarnation of the Angels' Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

10 "The goal of all the initiatory process is to admit mankind into realisation of and identification with the will or purpose of Deity." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

11 "As a mother, even at the risk of her own life, protects her son, her only son, so let there be good will without measure between all beings. Let good will without measure prevail in the whole world." Metta Sutta The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

12 "Why should I not tirelessly concentrate on searching into the mystery of His glorious will, which I know I must obey in all thinsg?....We are transformed when we are conformed." Bernard of Clairvaux, 'Sermon on the Song of Songs', 62.5 Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

13 "The union of the separate Will with the one Will for the helping of the world is the goal which seems to be more worthy of reaching after than any the world can offer." Annie Besant, 'Study in Consciousness' The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

14 "St. John of Damaskos writes, 'The creation is an operation of the divine will.'" St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

15 "At the heart of all reality is the Infinite and Eternal Being…the infinite Mind and sovereign Will working creatively in all things and through all things with a purpose which it is man's highest interest to know and with which it is man's chief duty to relate himself." The Nature and Truth of the Great Religions (August Karl Reischauer)

16 "The source of it all is the Divine Will." Laurentius Ventura Alchemy, The Art of Transformation (Jay Ramsay)

17 "The will of the Logos is man's evolution. In our blindness we may for a time resist Him, but to Him time is naught, and if we cannot see today He waits patiently till tomorrow, but always in the end His will is done." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

18 "These two powers – unfoldment from less to more and reharmonization – operate irresistibly upon man, as upon all else that exists. Man can delay or hasten, but he cannot ultimately frustrate these two functions of the cosmic Will." Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? (Geoffrey Hodson)

19 "To do God's will you must attempt to see with his vision, know with his love, live with his life. It is as simple as that. It is not a complex pattern." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

20 "We must regain our respect for our uniqueness of mind and power of will so that we may utilize them to aid us in examining and selecting the most sound and growth-producing alternatives among the many choices the future will offer." Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human (Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)

21 "Every part of creation is of one order. This is God's Will and yours." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

22 "No thoughts exist apart from God, because God and His Creation share one Will." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

23 "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)

24 "The Holy Spirit tends everything and rules over all the powers, whether tame or wild and running loose. For the Spirit is resolved to corral them, so that they cannot escape even if they wish." The Gospel of Philip The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

25 "God's will is the path we tread which develops the best for us and for all we encounter." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite