“The infinite goodness has such wide arms that it takes whatever turns to it.” Dante
"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)
"God has made good will the basis upon which our supernatural growth is founded. The pure heart, the right intention, are the organs of the higher life towards which all the soul's hopes are directed."
Writings in Time of War
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"It may seem at times that the universe is not only unfriendly but cruel. However, if the mystics and masters who have penetrated the depths of reality are to be believed – and if the ordinary individuals who have tasted union with God can be considered reliable – then we have to conclude that the universe is not only friendly but radiant with love and peace, even as the surface whirls in apparent chaos and destruction."
Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide
(Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)
"Do not think of the faults of others, but of what is good in them." St. Teresa of Jesus, 'Maxims' (16th century),
The Book of Catholic Quotations
(John Chapin, Editor)
"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.)
"He [Buddha] declared that in spite of all the sorrow and misery of the world, the great scheme of which man is a part is a scheme of eternal justice, and that the law under which we are living is a good law, and needs only that we should understand it and adapt ourselves to it."
The Inner Life
(Charles W. Leadbeater)
"Moral goodness has its eternal value in itself."
The Essential Steiner
(Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)
"In the theology of the Egyptians, goodness takes precedence and all things partake of its nature. Goodness is sought by all. It is the Prime Cause of causes. Goodness is self-diffused and hence exists in all things."
The Secret Teachings of All Ages
(Manly P. Hall)
"In any situation, there is some good….In the most hopeless and heartless situation, even a concentration camp, some opportunity for good remains, if only, as for Betsie tenBoom [holocaust survivor], the opportunity to love and undergo a purifying ordeal."
Finding Deep Joy
"Ah! Divine, infinite, sovereign good, which is origin and fulfillment of all good! To your holy goodness, O Lord, I give reverence and honor." Ramon Llull, 'The Book of the Gentile and the Three Wise Men'
Ramon Lull and the Secret of Life
"The Divine purpose for continuous creation is to bestow goodness among humanity….everything that exists in the external world is for the purpose of developing and serving goodness within yourself and within all creation."
(Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)
"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
"The Law of the Universe…is to all eternity the good of the whole and naught can arrest this happening."
(Alice A. Bailey)
"The Deity has taken its abode in man with the obvious intention of realizing Its Good in man."
C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961
(Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)