"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)
"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)
"Good and evil are the light and shade of the same thing."
"Basic goodness is what we have, what we are provided with. It is the natural situation that we have inherited from birth onwards."
"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)
"Love is the movement, effusion and advancement of the heart toward the good." St. Francis deSales, 'Treatise on the Love of God' (17th century)
The Book of Catholic Quotations
(John Chapin, Editor)
"Such is the organic cosmos; do but survey it and you will perchance hear something like this: 'I am fashioned by a God. From that God I issued perfect, lacking nothing, fitted for that which I am to do. In myself I contain all that exists, every plant and every living creature, and all created objects, and all beings of the spirit realm, and risen souls, and all men who trust in the Good….Everything within me strives toward the Good. Every part of my diversity, in its own measure, attains. From that Centre, that Good, the heavens depend, and my own soul, and the Divinity that is in my every part, and all that lives and grows." Plotinus
Men Who Have Walked With God
"His secrets are hidden deep; but all that He does will be best for us, without the slightest doubt."
(Teresa of Avila)
"Even force which is turned to destructive ends can and does finally work towards good, for the trend of the evolutionary force is unalterable, being based on the Will-to-good of Divinity Itself."
The Destiny of the Nations
(Alice A. Bailey)