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1 "Everything that is natural is the work of divine creation and is excellent: 'And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.' (Genesis 1:31)." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Fifth Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

2 "We're each part of something that's much bigger and better than what meets the eye, and if we keep that in mind, our hearts will be in the right place. Life will be all right, because its ups and downs will be seen as what they are – threads in a great fabric whose beauty depends on bright and dark colors." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

3 "God has given us no quality that cannot be used for good." Sidney Greenberg, author and social commentator, 'Say Yes to Life' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

4 "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)

5 "To know the nature of all things is to realize that all things are good." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

6 "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)

7 "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)

8 "Life ultimately has a good meaning." The Springs of Creative Living, A Study of Human Nature and God (Rollo May)

9 "We experience glimpses of goodness all the time, but we often fail to acknowledge them. When we see a bright color, we are witnessing our own inherent goodness. When we hear a beautiful sound, we are hearing our own basic goodness." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

10 "The will-to-good is essentially the will of God." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

11 "When a man constantly does good he becomes a centre of harmonious vibrations which, enjoyed by the people around him, naturally create warmth and love in their hearts." Maharishi Mahesh Yogi On The Bhagavad-Gita (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

12 "All is of God that is, and is to be; and God is good." John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) Daily Strength for Daily Needs (Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)

13 "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)

14 "God has made good will the basis upon which our supernatural growth is founded. The pure heart, the right intention, are the organs of the higher life towards which all the soul's hopes are directed." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

15 "The Laws of Life work for the highest good of all." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

16 "Moral goodness has its eternal value in itself." The Essential Steiner (Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)

17 "Good and evil are the light and shade of the same thing." Duncton Found (William Horwood)

18 "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)

19 "God is the source and ground of all supernal goodness." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

20 "In the theology of the Egyptians, goodness takes precedence and all things partake of its nature. Goodness is sought by all. It is the Prime Cause of causes. Goodness is self-diffused and hence exists in all things." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

21 "Good encompasses evil and transmutes it, showing its place in the total scheme of things." The Way Things Are (Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)

22 "Since we were originally created by God as 'very good' (Genesis 1:31), we owe it to God to be such." St. Theodoros, the Great Ascetic, 'A Century of Spiritual Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

23 "Every creature intends to acquire its own perfection, which is the likeness of the divine perfection and goodness. Therefore the divine goodness is the end of all things." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

24 "The individual who becomes aware of his true standard of what is Good finds himself free." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

25 "The principal good in things themselves is the perfection of the universe." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite