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1 "There is only one way for a man to be true to himself. If he does not know what is good, a man cannot be true to himself." Confucius (551-479 bce), Chinese sage, 'The Doctrine of Mean' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

2 “Seeing the universe at root as fundamentally benign is the common perception of the mystic suffused with divine love.” Hidden Wisdom (Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney)

3 "God is and all is well." John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), 'Snowbound' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

4 "God's Will is the Will of the Good." The Kingdom of the Shining Ones (Flower A. Newhouse)

5 "The world is made up of all kinds of good things, and gives sufficient indication of the great good in store for the one for whom all this was provided." Tertullian (c.150-212), North African church father The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

6 "The Christian 'unio mystico', Jewish 'devekut', Muslin 'fana', Hindu 'samadhi', and Zen 'Kensho' manifest the same intense consciousness of ultimate reality's underlying unity and goodness." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

7 "Ever-unfolding good is actually the natural order of the universe." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

8 "The laws of God work only for your good, and there are no other laws beside His." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

9 "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)

10 "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)

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

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

13 "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)

14 "God fulfills all things with His goodness." On The Love of God (Thomas a' Kempis, edited by S. Abhayananda)

15 "Our hearts are made for goodness, as the eye is made for color and the ear for sound." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

16 "God is infinite Goodness….God is infinite Goodwill." Following the Holy Spirit (Rev. Walter Van DePutte)

17 "A bank of self-existing energy is always available to you – beyond any circumstance. It actually comes from nowhere, but is always there. It is the energy of basic goodness." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

18 "I see on an immense scale, and as clearly as in a demonstration in a laboratory, that good comes out of evil; that the impartiality of the Nature Providence is best; that we are made strong by what we overcome." John Burroughs (1837-1921), 'Accepting the Universe' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

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

20 "To those who are good to me I am good; and to those who are not good to me I am also good; and thus all get to be good." Tao The Ching The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

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

22 "Hold for certain that what happens to you internally and externally is for the best." J. P. deCaussade (1675-1751), French priest, teacher The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

23 "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)

24 "According to each part, both soul and body, the human being was made good by a good God." St. Augustine, 'On Continence' Heaven, A History (Colleen McDannell & Bernhard Lang)

25 "Strength and calm and wisdom come to those who behold with opened eyes the glory of the Good Law." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite