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1 "All good things come to those who live harmlessly." The Unfinished Autobiography (Alice A. Bailey)

2 "Looking for the good in a situation allows us to call it by its right name. Dear reader, do you know what a marvel lies hidden in these words, a marvel that you can put to the test and see for yourself before this day is over?" The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

3 "There is nothing that does not share in goodness and beauty. Each thing is good and beautiful by its proper form. Everything images the divine goodness in its way." Thomas Aquinas, DDN, n. 355, p. 115 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

4 "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)

5 "The universe is of good intent. It is automatically predisposed toward the creation of good events." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

6 "The universe is made up of successive gradations of good." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

7 "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)

8 "All is well for ever and ever, for there is no place or time where God is not." C. Y. E., anonymous author Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

9 "In the long run, the good triumphs over the evil." The City of God (St. Augustine)

10 "Goodwill is the mightiest practical force in the universe." Talmudic saying Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

11 "We are the Good beholding Itself everywhere, because the life we are is the life divine." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

12 "The knowledge of one who sees in every living entity one undivided spiritual nature, which is divided into innumerable forms, should be understood to be in the mode of goodness." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 18, v. 20 Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

13 "A seed for transformation exists within the soul of each act of goodness." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

14 "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)

15 "The Good is the one thing which is the source of all things, and supplies all things at all times." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

16 “All jobs provide opportunity to spread good will among fellow-workers and those one meets by a friendly smile and a helping hand.” Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

17 "The Supreme Good is the centre of universal convergence towards which everything tends." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

18 "Reality is not only more unified but better than it seems to us. As God told the medieval mystic Dame Julian of Norwich, 'You will see for yourself that every sort of thing will be all right." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

19 "If he does not know what is good, a man cannot be true to himself….He who learns to be his true self is one who finds out what is good and holds fast to it." Tsesze, Chinese philosopher, grandson of Confucius, 'The Golden Mean of Tsesze' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

20 "For as a man cannot live without breathing, even so God cannot exist without making that which is good; and that is life. He is ever at his work, and is himself that which he makes." Libellus XI:17c Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

21 "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)

22 "Humans are inclined to do good." Introduction to Theology (Thomas P. Rausch, editor)

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

24 “Behind visible nature is a Universal Principle of good accomplishing all things through wisdom, strength, and beauty.” Healing: The Divine Art (Manly P. Hall)

25 "As Julian of Norwich wrote, all will be well; everything will, at last, be well." In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite