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1 "Goodness communicates its lights to men and remakes them to the likeness of His Sovereign Perfection." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

2 "From the beginning of all things prevailed divine goodness, without which nothing could have continued to exist." 'Haggadah' (early Kabbalah) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

3 "There is a truth and a goodness, a redeeming joy in which this world rests." God and The Evolving Universe: The Next Step in Personal Evolution (James Redfield, Michael Murphy and Sylvia Timbers)

4 "Everything is prepared for the good of human beings." Yi-Pao Mei, ancient Chinese philosopher, 'Motse' The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

5 "Contemplate within yourself the implications of Goodwill as they are carried out by a conscious Humanity. Make a plan as to how you may demonstrate Goodwill in your own way in the world." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

6 "See the highest potential of good in everyone….for by seeing the good in another person, one is able to bring it out." Sealed Orders (Agnes Sanford)

7 "Will-to-good has carried all creation on toward a greater glory and a steadily deepening, intelligent responsiveness." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

8 "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)

9 "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)

10 "No one ever does wrong knowingly, for it is the very nature of the good that when it is known, it is desired." The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View (Richard Tarnas)

11 "All things – not only those that have knowledge, but also those without….All things are destined and directed by God to good, and this is done in such a way that in each one is a principle by which it tends of itself to good as if seeking good itself, as if reaching for it of its own accord. For this reason it is said in the Book of Wisdom (8:1) that divine wisdom 'orders all things sweetly' because each one by its own motion tends to that for which it has been divinely destined." Thomas Aquinas, 'On Truth', q. 22, a. 1 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

12 "From you, O God, come all good things." Confessions (St. Augustine)

13 "In each of us there is something of this Entity. Wherever you may be, you have only to open to this omnipresent Good the faculty in you which is capable of drawing from it: your share flows to you." Plotinus Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

14 "We are all capable of bringing about what we set our minds to if it is for the good of the whole." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

15 "In the final analysis, Creation is basically good." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

16 "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)

17 "I find good people good and I find bad people good, if I am good enough." Lao-Tzu (6th century bce), Chinese founder of Taoism, 'The Way of Life' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

18 "Cultivate an unshakable trust in the good powers of existence." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

19 "To love the good in another from good in one's self is genuine love towards the neighbour; for then the goods mutually kiss and are united with each other." Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

20 "Each bestirs itself and all are stirred to do and to will whatever it is they do and will because of the yearning for the Beautiful and the Good…..The divine longing is Good seeking good for the sake of the Good." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

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

22 "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)

23 ""The characteristic note of all goodness is its desirability; its demand is for love, which is no more than the recognition of the heart-filling character of goodness." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

24 "If you would learn the secret of right relations, look only for the good, that is, the divine, in people and things, and leave all the rest to God." Kinship With All Life (J. Allen Boone)

25 "Do not think of the faults of others, but of what is good in them." St. Teresa of Jesus, 'Maxims' (16th century), The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite