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1 "According to each part, both soul and body, the human being was made good by a good God." St. Augustine, 'On Continence' Heaven, A History (Colleen McDannell & Bernhard Lang)

2 "The sum of all things being the Good, it is natural that all things should partake of the Good and be arranged in combinations that are harmonious. Harmony is the manifesting expression of the Will of the eternal Good." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

3 "The individual who becomes aware of his true standard of what is Good finds himself free." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

4 "The good of nothing less than the whole collectively or of all distributively can be taken as the common or general good." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

5 "The existence of sentient creatures has a goal and purpose which is ultimately the supreme good of every one of them." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

6 "The Great Law works for Good." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

7 "Morality is generally regarded as a system of actions and relationships that are biologically secondary, less immediate and less physical than material or vital relationships. This is a great mistake. One has only to study, from the point of view of creative union, its role in the evolution of living beings, in order to see how profound is the morphogenic power of the Good." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

8 "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)

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

10 "The right, the true, the good, has always its ground of sacredness in itself, in its quality." Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872) A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

11 "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)

12 "All things seek the beautiful and good at every opportunity, and there is no being which does not participate in them. They extend to all that is." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Fifth Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

13 "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)

14 "If he does not know what is good, a man cannot be true to himself….He who learns to be his true self is one who finds out what is good and holds fast to it." Tsesze, Chinese philosopher, grandson of Confucius, 'The Golden Mean of Tsesze' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

15 "The love of goodness is the first experience of the natural man, and all spiritual advancement is an extension of the soul's journey through its great distance." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

16 "All creation is subject to infinite, unconquerable goodness." The Hidden Jesus: A New Life (Donald Spoto, Ph. D.)

17 "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)

18 "The Good is the one thing which is the source of all things, and supplies all things at all times." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

19 "God's Will is the Will of the Good." The Kingdom of the Shining Ones (Flower A. Newhouse)

20 "In any situation, there is some good….In the most hopeless and heartless situation, even a concentration camp, some opportunity for good remains, if only, as for Betsie tenBoom [holocaust survivor], the opportunity to love and undergo a purifying ordeal." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

21 "Trust that behind all events, no matter how painful, there is a reason from which good can come." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

22 "Goodness is our inherent nature." Cheri Huber, Zen teacher, 'There Is Nothing Wrong with Us' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

23 “There is nothing in the world without a share of the Beautiful and the Good.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

24 "The knowledge of one who sees in every living entity one undivided spiritual nature, which is divided into innumerable forms, should be understood to be in the mode of goodness." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 18, v. 20 Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

25 "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)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite