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1 "The allure of the good is an ennobling invitation; for it is essentially a promise that we can become a part of this loved thing or make it a part of ourselves." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

2 "It may seem at times that the universe is not only unfriendly but cruel. However, if the mystics and masters who have penetrated the depths of reality are to be believed – and if the ordinary individuals who have tasted union with God can be considered reliable – then we have to conclude that the universe is not only friendly but radiant with love and peace, even as the surface whirls in apparent chaos and destruction." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

3 "The world's Creator is the source of the love that will finally triumph. And the evidence for that living, driving, reasonable expectation is the existence and the force of effective goodness in the world. It does not give up; it does make a difference." In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

4 “Having ultimately attained through right thinking, right feeling, and right living to the condition of the beautiful within ourselves, with enraptured vision we can respond in perfect measure to the eternal beauty which flows from the inexhaustible fountain of the one Good.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

5 "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)

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

7 "We are the Good beholding Itself everywhere, because the life we are is the life divine." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

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 "All creatures have a certain good of their own, to the completeness and perfection of their nature." St. Augustine (b.354) The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

10 "Whatsoever is good shall no one take unto himself as his own, seeing that it belongs to the Eternal Goodness only." Theologia Germanica, 14th century The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

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

12 “Everything we can do for good, however tiny, will not be lost.” Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

13 "By humble, ordinary good works the love of God is nourished in many hearts." Toward A Perfect Love (Walter Hilton)

14 "Every being is good, since He who is the Creator of all being whatever is supremely good." St. Augustine, 'Enchiridion' The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

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

16 "All that is, is good; indeed, all that is, is God." Centering Prayer, Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.)

17 "The sphere of undeveloped good in man's constitution must be developed." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

18 "The Eternal Goodness is ever most graciously guiding and drawing us." Theologia Germanica, 14th century The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

19 "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)

20 "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)

21 ""The characteristic note of all goodness is its desirability; its demand is for love, which is no more than the recognition of the heart-filling character of goodness." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

22 "Good is found in things not only as regards their substance, but also as regards their order towards an end, which is the divine goodness." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

23 "We must visualize the highest good we can imagine – peace on earth, brotherhood, a clean environment. For what we together focus on, we will create." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

24 "The only cause of all created things, whether heavenly or earthy, whether visible or invisible, is the goodness of the Creator, the one true God; and nothing exists but Himself that does not derive its existence from Him." St. Augustine (354-430) A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

25 "All shall be well and…All manner of thing shall be well…When the tongues of flame are in-folded…Into the crowned knot of fire…and the fire and the rose are one." T. S. Eliot, 'Little Gidding' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite