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1 "Seek contact with Him now in the goodness and splendour which is in other people." Evelyn Underhill, 'The Letters of Evelyn Underhill' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

2 "A person's true wealth is the good he does in this world." Muhammad The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

3 "Man has the privilege and possesses the possibilities of choosing the good." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

4 "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)

5 "All individual acts of the will rest upon, depend upon, the final and all-embracing desire for the good itself – which is none other than God." Introduction Thomas Aquinas, Spiritual Master (Robert Barron)

6 "Before beginning and without end, is fixed a Power divine which moves to good, only its laws endure." Sir Edwin Arnold, 'The Light of Asia' The Eternal Dance (LaVedi Lafferty and Bud Hollowell, Ph.D.)

7 "At any given point in evolutionary development a basis of essential goodness underlies human personality." The Springs of Creative Living, A Study of Human Nature and God (Rollo May)

8 "In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong: honor that; rejoice in it." John Ruskin (1819-1909) Daily Strength for Daily Needs (Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)

9 "Nothing hinders anything from sharing in the Good to the extent it is able." Plotinus, 'The Descent of the Soul' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

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

11 "The goodness of God keeps the wheels of the universe whirring;…We set our feet on a road because there is goodness at the end of it; we keep our hands at a task because the goodness at the end of it makes all the labor well worthwhile; our minds probe into every corner of the universe because our hearts are hungry for the goodness to be discovered in the universe and its Maker." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

12 "Each bestirs itself and all are stirred to do and to will whatever it is they do and will because of the yearning for the Beautiful and the Good…..The divine longing is Good seeking good for the sake of the Good." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

13 "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)

14 "See the highest potential of good in everyone….for by seeing the good in another person, one is able to bring it out." Sealed Orders (Agnes Sanford)

15 “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)

16 "What you are is genuinely, basically good." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

17 "God takes to himself our good endeavours, so that he may repay us with his good things." Irenaeus (130-202ad), Bishop of Lyons The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

18 "The law of God and also the way to life is written in our hearts; it lies in no man's supposing, nor in any historical opinion, but in a good will and well doing." Jacob Boehme (1571-1624), 'The Confessions' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

19 "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)

20 "Deep down the universe is benign." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

21 "The Mind of the Universe is constantly speaking through all life and for the greater good of all life." Kinship With All Life (J. Allen Boone)

22 "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)

23 "All is well, always has been and will always be." C. M. C., anonymous author Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

24 "All things – not only those that have knowledge, but also those without….All things are destined and directed by God to good, and this is done in such a way that in each one is a principle by which it tends of itself to good as if seeking good itself, as if reaching for it of its own accord. For this reason it is said in the Book of Wisdom (8:1) that divine wisdom 'orders all things sweetly' because each one by its own motion tends to that for which it has been divinely destined." Thomas Aquinas, 'On Truth', q. 22, a. 1 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

25 "All shall be well and…All manner of thing shall be well…When the tongues of flame are in-folded…Into the crowned knot of fire…and the fire and the rose are one." T. S. Eliot, 'Little Gidding' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite