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1 "Will-to-good has carried all creation on toward a greater glory and a steadily deepening, intelligent responsiveness." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

2 "In each of us there is something of this Entity. Wherever you may be, you have only to open to this omnipresent Good the faculty in you which is capable of drawing from it: your share flows to you." Plotinus Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

3 "This Form of the good must be seen by whosoever would act wisely in public or in private." Plato, 'The Republic' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

4 "A bank of self-existing energy is always available to you – beyond any circumstance. It actually comes from nowhere, but is always there. It is the energy of basic goodness." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

5 "I believe that the world records everything good and useful that is done in it; it notes and assimilates to itself every movement and every impulse that is fitted to harmonize with its own becoming, of whose real goodness there can be no doubt." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

6 "As Julian of Norwich wrote, all will be well; everything will, at last, be well." In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

7 "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)

8 "Do you ask where the Supreme Good dwells? In the soul." Seneca, 'Epistolae ad Lucilium', Epis. 87, 21 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

9 "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)

10 "Every art and every investigation, and likewise every practical pursuit or undertaking, seems to aim at some good: hence it has been well said that the Good is That at which all things aim." Aristotle (384-322bc), 'Nicomachean Ethics', bk. 1, 1094b 6-7 Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 4th edition (Angela Partington, editor)

11 "At any given point in evolutionary development a basis of essential goodness underlies human personality." The Springs of Creative Living, A Study of Human Nature and God (Rollo May)

12 "Contemplate within yourself the implications of Goodwill as they are carried out by a conscious Humanity. Make a plan as to how you may demonstrate Goodwill in your own way in the world." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

13 "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 (Robert Barron)

14 "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)

15 "Moral goodness has its eternal value in itself." The Essential Steiner (Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)

16 "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.)

17 "Each creature possesses its own particular goodness and perfection….Each of the various creatures, willed in its own being, reflects in its own way a ray of God's infinite wisdom and goodness." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

18 "Every atom in the quadrillion-mile universe and every 'chance' event in its trillion-year history is deliberately and perfectly planned and controlled by God for the ultimate end of our good, our heavenly joy. Galaxies revolve and dinosaurs breed and rain falls and people fall in love and uncles smoke cheap cigars and people lose their jobs and we all die - for our good, the finished product, God's work of art." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

19 "Always look for the good in each person, situation, or thing. It resides at the core level." Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self (Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)

20 "The goodness in everyone's heart CAN be realized without doubt." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

21 "Our will, the faculty of our desire and our love, is in ceaseless pursuit of goodness." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

22 "The universe is made up of successive gradations of good." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

23 "As a mother, even at the risk of her own life, protects her son, her only son, so let there be good will without measure between all beings. Let good will without measure prevail in the whole world." Metta Sutta The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

24 "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)

25 “Good continually inclines toward unity or wholeness.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite