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1 "The will-to-good is essentially the will of God." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

2 "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)

3 "Even in its very worst and lowest aspects the world is improving." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

4 ""The characteristic note of all goodness is its desirability; its demand is for love, which is no more than the recognition of the heart-filling character of goodness." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

5 "The Law of the Universe…is to all eternity the good of the whole and naught can arrest this happening." Esoteric Astrology (Alice A. Bailey)

6 "Only God, only an infinite being, can satisfy man's infinite craving for all the good there is." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

7 "God fulfills all things with His goodness." On The Love of God (Thomas a' Kempis, edited by S. Abhayananda)

8 "The old saying is justified that ALL things, even the most unlikely-looking are in reality working together for good." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

9 "All things are administered from above for good." Clement of Alexandria The Holy Fire, the Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (Robert Payne)

10 "All things, in the ultimate, work together for GOOD." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

11 “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)

12 "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)

13 "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)

14 "There is plenty of good in the world, and it is better to think of that, for your thought strengthens that of which you think." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

15 "The world is made up of all kinds of good things, and gives sufficient indication of the great good in store for the one for whom all this was provided." Tertullian (c.150-212), North African church father The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

16 "Everything that is natural is the work of divine creation and is excellent: 'And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.' (Genesis 1:31)." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Fifth Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

17 "No effort for human good is wasted, no good work fails. The form in which the work is embodied may crumble, but the life remains." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

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

19 "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)

20 "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)

21 “The ancients could get along with the Greek wisdom of the ages: Exaggerate nothing, all good lies in right measure.” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

22 "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)

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

24 "God governs all His creatures in goodness." St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Abbess, visionary The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

25 "The love of goodness is the first experience of the natural man, and all spiritual advancement is an extension of the soul's journey through its great distance." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite