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1 "According to Wisdom 7:23f., Wisdom is a 'vapour of the power of God and a certain pure emanation of the glory of almighty God…the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God's majesty, and the image of his goodness.'" Aurora Consurgens (Marie Louise vonFranz)

2 "Groups are forming now in their thousands and are to be found in every land, and they will eventually blend and fuse together into one great movement of goodwill, which is spirit in actual expression." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

3 "The urge-to-good pervades every aspect of the planetary Life from the smallest atom of substance, through all the intermediate living forms, on and up to the Logos Himself." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

4 "Do the good that you know." Emanuel Swedenborg The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West (Jay Kinney, editor)

5 "The more the soul fills itself with the true and the good, the wider and the more comprehensive becomes the eternal in it." The Essential Steiner (Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)

6 "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)

7 "The Laws of Life work for the highest good of all." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

8 "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.)

9 "The Divine One is himself the Good (in the primary and proper sense of the word), whose very nature is goodness." Gregory of Nyssa (331-396) Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

10 "From the feelings proper to it, humanity's nature is constituted for the practice of what is good." Mencius (372-289 bce), 'Works', bk. 1:6.5-6 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

11 "In spite of everything, 'all will be well' and, in some way, already IS well." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

12 "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)

13 "Just as an apple tree works to produce fruit, so man works to produce good acts." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

14 “Good, possessing the virtue of unity, must ever increase until it includes everything within its own nature.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

15 "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)

16 “Everything we can do for good, however tiny, will not be lost.” Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

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

18 "All is well for ever and ever, for there is no place or time where God is not." C. Y. E., anonymous author Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

19 “Let us look at the world through the eyes of those dreamers who have dared to believe that the good in human nature would ultimately blossom forth and regenerate the entire social system.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

20 "Think good thoughts about what is good by nature, and think well of every man." St. Thalassios the Libyan, 'Third Century' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

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

22 "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)

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

24 "The divine Ground, according to the Perennial Philosophy, is the supreme good." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

25 "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)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite