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1 "In the final analysis, Creation is basically good." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

2 "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)

3 "It is possible to see God's good in everything. Everything pertaining to the Mystery has to do with looking for good everywhere." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

4 "Even in its very worst and lowest aspects the world is improving." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

5 "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)

6 "Nothing hinders anything from sharing in the Good to the extent it is able." Plotinus, 'The Descent of the Soul' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

7 "The best way to see truly is to begin determinedly to look always for the good in every one." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

8 "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)

9 "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)

10 "Cultivate an unshakable trust in the good powers of existence." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

11 "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)

12 "Man has the privilege and possesses the possibilities of choosing the good." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

13 "Divine good exists in every particular creature." Thomas Aquinas, In Mt 3, p. 36 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

14 "Everything we do COUNTS. There is really no such thing as a small act of service or goodness. This is in accord with most of the world's spiritual traditions." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

15 "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)

16 "God is infinite Goodness….God is infinite Goodwill." Following the Holy Spirit (Rev. Walter Van DePutte)

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

18 "A seed for transformation exists within the soul of each act of goodness." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

19 "The world is made up of all kinds of good things, and gives sufficient indication of the great good in store for the one for whom all this was provided." Tertullian (c.150-212), North African church father The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

20 "All good things which exist are the fruits of originality." John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), 'On Liberty' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

21 "Let me tell you why the creator made this world of generation. He was good, and….he desired that all things should be as like himself as they could be. This is in the truest sense the origin of creation and of the world, as we shall do well in believing on the testimony of wise men. God desired that all things should be good." Plato, 'Timaeus' The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

22 "The will-to-good of the world knowers is the magnetic seed of the future." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

23 "Experienced spiritual researchers know what strength they gain by always looking for the good in everything and withholding their critical judgment. This practice should not remain simply an outer rule of life, but must take hold of the innermost part of the soul." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

24 "It is because we don't know Who we are, because we are unaware that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, that we behave in the generally silly, the often insane, the sometimes criminal ways that are so characteristically human. We are saved, we are liberated and enlightened, by perceiving the hitherto unperceived good that is already within us, by returning to our eternal Ground and remaining where, without knowing it, we have always been." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite