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1 "The Great Law works for Good." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

2 "I believe that the world records everything good and useful that is done in it; it notes and assimilates to itself every movement and every impulse that is fitted to harmonize with its own becoming, of whose real goodness there can be no doubt." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

3 "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)

4 "Good is everywhere, ever abiding; and evil, so-called, is the ignorance in ourselves impelling us to violate the patterns for human growth that exist forever in the Infinite Mind." Buddhism and Psychotherapy, The Healing of Heart Doctrine (Manly P. Hall)

5 "Nothing can occur that is not – in the frame of the totality – absolutely good." The Masks of God (Joseph Campbell)

6 "Nothing at all, not even the least thing, shall exist except that good may come from it." Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

7 "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)

8 "Seek contact with Him now in the goodness and splendour which is in other people." Evelyn Underhill, 'The Letters of Evelyn Underhill' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

9 "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)

10 "Even force which is turned to destructive ends can and does finally work towards good, for the trend of the evolutionary force is unalterable, being based on the Will-to-good of Divinity Itself." The Destiny of the Nations (Alice A. Bailey)

11 "In the view of every wisdom tradition, the essence of the universe is love and light and goodness. Our grand purpose is to awaken to our essential nature, which is the very same love and light and goodness." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

12 "It is because we don't know Who we are, because we are unaware that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, that we behave in the generally silly, the often insane, the sometimes criminal ways that are so characteristically human. We are saved, we are liberated and enlightened, by perceiving the hitherto unperceived good that is already within us, by returning to our eternal Ground and remaining where, without knowing it, we have always been." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

13 "There is never an end, as there is never a beginning, to the good which God does: just as the property of light is to illuminate, so the property of God is to do good." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century on Theology' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

14 "The Law of the Universe…is to all eternity the good of the whole and naught can arrest this happening." Esoteric Astrology (Alice A. Bailey)

15 "From the feelings proper to it, humanity's nature is constituted for the practice of what is good." Mencius (372-289 bce), 'Works', bk. 1:6.5-6 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

16 "The right, the true, the good, has always its ground of sacredness in itself, in its quality." Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872) A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

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

18 "Once a person truly awakens to the hidden holiness that underlies and unifies creation, his or her inevitable behavioral response is goodness, or treating others as the 'self' that all share." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

19 "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." John Wesley (1703-1791), 'John Wesley's Rule' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

20 "Even matter, as a potentiality to good, has the nature of good." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

21 "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 (Jane Roberts)

22 "The mass of straight goodness and vision in the world is enormous and the amount of clear, humanitarian thinking is unbounded; it is in the hands of the masses of good little men and the millions of right thinking people in every land that the salvation of the world lies." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

23 "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." Confessions (St. Augustine)

24 "The old saying is justified that ALL things, even the most unlikely-looking are in reality working together for good." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

25 "The wise man recognizes the idea of the good within him." Plotinus Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite