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1 "It is perfectly right to exalt the role of a good intention as the necessary start and foundation of all else; - it is the golden key which unlocks our inward personal world to God's presence." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

2 "We are in this world to do something good for all mankind." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

3 "Good deeds that are done for a good motive are the dead that live even in the grave; they are flowers that withstand the storm, they are stars that know no setting." Matthias Claudius (1740-1815), German poet The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

4 "Seen in perspective, the world is ultimately benign." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

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

6 "Peace must be based on an educated goodwill, which will lead inevitably to right human relations, and, therefore, to the establishment (figuratively speaking) of lines of light between nation and nation, religion and religion, group and group." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

7 "The natural inclination of every creature is an inclination to good." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

8 "Man is provided with the means of shaping his own nature, so that his inborn potentialities for good can be completely realized." I Ching or The Book of Changes (Richard Wilhelm, translator)

9 "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)

10 "Love of truth shows itself in this, that a man knows how to find and value the good in everything." Goethe One Thousand Inspirational Things (Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)

11 "You do not possess basic goodness but you ARE the basic goodness itself." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

12 "You were born with an in-built recognition of your own goodness. You were born with an inner recognition of your rightness in the universe…You are born loving. You are born compassionate….You are born seeking to add value to the quality of life, to add characteristics, energies, abilities to life that only you can individually contribute to the world, and to attain a state of being that is uniquely yours, while adding to the value fulfillment of the world." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

13 "A creative acceptance of life's patterns can grow out of an alert awareness of the eternally constructive purpose in the universe." James S. Perkins, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

14 “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)

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

17 "Small efforts can bring about such great good. Glory be to God." The Light of Love (Patricia Devlin)

18 "Nothing at all, not even the least thing, shall exist except that good may come from it." Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

19 "The will-to-good of the world knowers is the magnetic seed of the future." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

20 "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)

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

22 “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)

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

24 "Let me tell you why the creator made this world of generation. He was good, and….he desired that all things should be as like himself as they could be. This is in the truest sense the origin of creation and of the world, as we shall do well in believing on the testimony of wise men. God desired that all things should be good." Plato, 'Timaeus' The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

25 "It's important to realize that there's good in everything and everyone." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite