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1 "No one ever does wrong knowingly, for it is the very nature of the good that when it is known, it is desired." The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View (Richard Tarnas)

2 "Love of truth shows itself in this, that a man knows how to find and value the good in everything." Goethe One Thousand Inspirational Things (Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)

3 "The universe is impersonally invested in evolving toward goodness and uses any available conduit for the purposes of doing so." Marianne Williamson, 'Spiritual Politics' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

4 "You know, all mystics – Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion – are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is well." Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality (Anthony deMello)

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

6 "This world's no blot for us, Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good; To find its meaning is my meat and drink." Robert Browning, 'Fra Lippo Lippi' Living Quotations for Christians (Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)

7 "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)

8 "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)

9 "Good encompasses evil and transmutes it, showing its place in the total scheme of things." The Way Things Are (Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)

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

11 "A creative acceptance of life's patterns can grow out of an alert awareness of the eternally constructive purpose in the universe." James S. Perkins, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

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

13 "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)

14 "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)

15 "All good things come to those who live harmlessly." The Unfinished Autobiography (Alice A. Bailey)

16 "We have a call to do good, as often as we have the power and occasion." William Penn One Thousand Inspirational Things (Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)

17 "Love is an inner quality that sees good everywhere and in everybody. It insists that all is good, and by refusing to see anything but good, it tends to cause that quality to appear uppermost in itself and in other things." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

18 "There is a truth and a goodness, a redeeming joy in which this world rests." God and The Evolving Universe: The Next Step in Personal Evolution (James Redfield, Michael Murphy and Sylvia Timbers)

19 "There is but one unconditional commandment, which is that we should seek incessantly so to act as to bring about the very largest total universe of good which we can see." William James (1842-1910), 'The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

20 "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)

21 "The laws of God work only for your good, and there are no other laws beside His." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

22 "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)

23 "The Christian 'unio mystico', Jewish 'devekut', Muslin 'fana', Hindu 'samadhi', and Zen 'Kensho' manifest the same intense consciousness of ultimate reality's underlying unity and goodness." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

24 "All things are created by God and all, as He Himself says, are 'wholly good and beautiful' (Gen. 1:31)." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On the Practice of the Virtues' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

25 "To love the good in another from good in one's self is genuine love towards the neighbour; for then the goods mutually kiss and are united with each other." Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite