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1 "Every human being has a basic nature of goodness, which is undiluted and unconfused. That goodness contains tremendous gentleness and appreciation." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

2 "Peace must be based on an educated goodwill, which will lead inevitably to right human relations, and, therefore, to the establishment (figuratively speaking) of lines of light between nation and nation, religion and religion, group and group." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

3 "God deliberately brings about multitude and distinction in order that the divine goodness may be brought forth and shared in many measures. There is beauty in the very diversity." Thomas Aquinas, CT 1, 102 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

4 "Sow good things in your souls, that you may find them in your life." Testament of Levi, ch. IV, v. 6 The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

5 "The Divine One is himself the Good (in the primary and proper sense of the word), whose very nature is goodness." Gregory of Nyssa (331-396) Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

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 "From you, O God, come all good things." Confessions (St. Augustine)

8 "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)

9 "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.)

10 "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)

11 "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)

12 "A life of love and effort on behalf of the collective good promises the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing what you were born to do." Marianne Williamson, 'Spiritual Politics' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

13 "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)

14 "Deep down the universe is benign." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

15 "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)

16 "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)

17 "If you would learn the secret of right relations, look only for the good, that is, the divine, in people and things, and leave all the rest to God." Kinship With All Life (J. Allen Boone)

18 "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)

19 "Our hearts are made for goodness, as the eye is made for color and the ear for sound." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

20 "All things, taken one by one, are good, and all things, taken together, are very good. For our God has made all things very good." Confessions (St. Augustine)

21 "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)

22 "See the highest potential of good in everyone….for by seeing the good in another person, one is able to bring it out." Sealed Orders (Agnes Sanford)

23 "Good is latent in every living thing, and simply needs to be called into active expression through the gracious application of respect, sympathetic understanding, gentleness and love." Kinship With All Life (J. Allen Boone)

24 "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)

25 "Eternal Good does not have to come into the soul, for It is already there." 'Theologia Germanica' (ca. 1350) Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite