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1 "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)

2 “Behind visible nature is a Universal Principle of good accomplishing all things through wisdom, strength, and beauty.” Healing: The Divine Art (Manly P. Hall)

3 "Once a person truly awakens to the hidden holiness that underlies and unifies creation, his or her inevitable behavioral response is goodness, or treating others as the 'self' that all share." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

4 "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', July 15, 1944 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

5 "If you actually look, if you take your whole being apart and examine it, you find that you are genuine and good as you are." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

6 "Sow everywhere the good seed given to you." Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833), Russian monk The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

7 "The divine Ground, according to the Perennial Philosophy, is the supreme good." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

8 "This essential Good, by the very fact of its existence, extends goodness into all things. Think of how it is with our sun….by the very fact of its existence it gives light to whatever is able to partake of its light. So it is with the Good. Existing far above the sun, an archetype far superior to its dull image, it sends the rays of its undivided goodness to everything with the capacity to receive it. These rays are responsible for all intelligible and intelligent beings, for every power and every activity….Their longing for the Good makes them what they are and confers on them their well-being. Shaped by what they yearn for, they exemplify goodness and, as the Law of God requires of them, they share with (all) the good gifts which have come their way." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

9 "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 (Winifred Gallagher)

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

11 "All is well, always has been and will always be." C. M. C., anonymous author Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

12 "There is only one way for a man to be true to himself. If he does not know what is good, a man cannot be true to himself." Confucius (551-479 bce), Chinese sage, 'The Doctrine of Mean' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

13 "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)

14 "Father, into Thy hands I give the heart which left Thee but to learn how good Thou art." George MacDonald Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

15 "Everything begins with God as fountain-fullness, out of goodness overflowing first to perfect expression, the Word, and then through the Word exploding outward into a numberless variety of creatures." A Retreat With St. Bonaventure (Leonard J. Bowman)

16 "Groups are forming now in their thousands and are to be found in every land, and they will eventually blend and fuse together into one great movement of goodwill, which is spirit in actual expression." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

17 "Each bestirs itself and all are stirred to do and to will whatever it is they do and will because of the yearning for the Beautiful and the Good…..The divine longing is Good seeking good for the sake of the Good." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

18 "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)

19 "There is something good, for goodness sake, in everyone." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

20 "Through the ages, the wise and thoughtful among us have said that there is good in everything and everyone if we just take the time to look for it." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

21 "Even matter, as a potentiality to good, has the nature of good." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

22 "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)

23 "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)

24 "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.)

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite