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

2 "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)

3 "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)

4 "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)

5 “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)

6 "Good will is the harmony of the cosmos made audible in human consciousness. It is that good will which is the true end and meaning of every human life." Jay G. Williams, Ph.D., Chair of the Dept. of Religion at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y. Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

7 "Our will, the faculty of our desire and our love, is in ceaseless pursuit of goodness." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

8 "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.)

9 "Natural law is a certain quality planted in humanity by nature, which leads them to do what is good." Rufinus, 'Summa Decretorum' (12th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

10 "Father, into Thy hands I give the heart which left Thee but to learn how good Thou art." George MacDonald Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

11 "There is something basically good about our existence as human beings. Unless we can discover that ground of goodness in our own lives, we cannot hope to improve the lives of others." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

12 "From the beginning of all things prevailed divine goodness, without which nothing could have continued to exist." 'Haggadah' (early Kabbalah) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

13 "There is a truth and a goodness, a redeeming joy in which this world rests." God and The Evolving Universe: The Next Step in Personal Evolution (James Redfield, Michael Murphy and Sylvia Timbers)

14 "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)

15 "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)

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

17 "The world is built on truth and filled with goodness." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

18 "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)

19 "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)

20 "For nearly two thousand years the first sentence a Chinese child, living in the direct light of Confucius, was taught to read was…'Human beings are by nature good.' We may smile at the undisguised moralizing, but every nation needs it.'" The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

21 "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)

22 "From you, O God, come all good things." Confessions (St. Augustine)

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 "However terrible the sin and sorrow on earth may be, all things are somehow working together for the eventual good of all." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

25 "The sphere of undeveloped good in man's constitution must be developed." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite