"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)
"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
"All is well for ever and ever, for there is no place or time where God is not." C. Y. E., anonymous author
(Richard M Bucke)
"In the long run, the good triumphs over the evil."
The City of God
"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)
"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)
"The Good is the one thing which is the source of all things, and supplies all things at all times."
(Walter Scott, translator)
"The Supreme Good is the centre of universal convergence towards which everything tends."
Science and Christ
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"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
"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)
"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
(Walter Scott, translator)
"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