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1 "It is only when we human beings fully acknowledge that we are good precisely as God made us that we can relate properly to the Creator." Thomas Aquinas, Spiritual Master (Robert Barron)

2 "Goodness has power – indeed, ultimate power." The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Huston Smith)

3 "Always look for the good in each person, situation, or thing. It resides at the core level." Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self (Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)

4 "The Deity has taken its abode in man with the obvious intention of realizing Its Good in man." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

5 "In the final good designed by Him not a cell of Being will be found missing or unfulfilled." R. H. J. Steuart, S.J. (1874-1948), English priest, 'The Inward Vision' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

6 "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)

7 "All things seek the beautiful and good at every opportunity, and there is no being which does not participate in them. They extend to all that is." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Fifth Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

8 "The sum of all things being the Good, it is natural that all things should partake of the Good and be arranged in combinations that are harmonious. Harmony is the manifesting expression of the Will of the eternal Good." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

9 "Let me tell you why the creator made this world of generation. He was good, and….he desired that all things should be as like himself as they could be. This is in the truest sense the origin of creation and of the world, as we shall do well in believing on the testimony of wise men. God desired that all things should be good." Plato, 'Timaeus' The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

10 “The ancients could get along with the Greek wisdom of the ages: Exaggerate nothing, all good lies in right measure.” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

11 "God is of one nature with the Good." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

12 "All that is, is good; indeed, all that is, is God." Centering Prayer, Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.)

13 "Ah! Divine, infinite, sovereign good, which is origin and fulfillment of all good! To your holy goodness, O Lord, I give reverence and honor." Ramon Llull, 'The Book of the Gentile and the Three Wise Men' Ramon Lull and the Secret of Life (Amador Vega)

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

15 "We must visualize the highest good we can imagine – peace on earth, brotherhood, a clean environment. For what we together focus on, we will create." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

16 "The soul has an urge to a good which is beyond its judgment." St. Augustine (b. 354) The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

17 "Eternal Good does not have to come into the soul, for It is already there." 'Theologia Germanica' (ca. 1350) Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

18 "The discovery of Wisdom is the surpassing good. When this is found, all the people will sing." Philo The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

19 "Human beings have basic goodness, not next door, but IN them already." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

20 "The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man: insomuch, that if it issue not towards men, it will take unto other living creatures." Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English lawyer and philosopher, 'Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature' Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 4th edition (Angela Partington, editor)

21 "This Form of the good must be seen by whosoever would act wisely in public or in private." Plato, 'The Republic' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

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

23 “Whatever is, is from the Good, is good and desires the beautiful and the Good.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

24 "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)

25 "I look for the Good that is present. I expect to see it and then I see it! If this is too simple, I'm sorry; it is just that easy." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite