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Look for the Good (Poem)

In every man there lives a spark of goodnessHowever lost he seem to human sight;It is our duty then to find and tend it,Breathing upon it purity and light.It may not burn at once with radiant glory,Yet it is worth the while to make it glow,Raising the soul with momentary…
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Look for the Good (Poem)

Look for the good, 'tis never far away,But we the bad too anxious are to find;It blinds our eyes, we cannot see beyond,And there the good in all its beauty lies. Look for the good, and good will surely come,And grow in grace and sweetness day by day;It is innate…
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On the Eternity of Goodness and How to Grow Good

I begin to see that by their nature all evil things must decay, and all good things must endure; and, indeed, in looking back over my short life's journey I see how only the essentials remain, and by saying that I do not mean that the evils have not been…
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Good and Evil

It was not strange I saw no good in man, To overbalance all the wear and waste Of faculties, displayed in vain, but born To prosper in some better sphere: and why? In my own heart had not been made wise To trace love's faint beginnings in mankind, To know…
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The Standard of Goodness

Goodness pure and simple is very much misunderstood; we speak of this or that as being good, but do not give a second thought as to whether we are using the word rightly or wrongly. A little time ago a man, speaking about an acquaintance, said it that he was…
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The Age of Good (Poem)

Mankind has waited long;Still saved by hope it waits,Calming its eagerness with songWhile quelling fears and hates. No more the soul is boundBy man's dim-sighted creeds;Love makes all earth a holy groundAnd fills all human needs. Wars still may scourge the lands,And Greed with Greed may fight,But Free Religion nobly…
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Love Goodness (Poem)

Love goodness for itself alone;And not from fear of punishment for sin.Each kindly act or gentle word of yours,An answering echo from the world will win. As we forgive so shall we be forgiven.Soften thy heart to those who do thee wrong;Returning only good, revenge forgetting,And peace will fill thee…
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Seek the Eternal Good

Intelligence is the savior of this world, and the mind of the Christ is the saving mind as proven in the demonstrations of the Man of Galilee, and the secret of Jesus' victorious life was due to the fact that He identified Himself with God or the Good, while our…
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The Heavenly Life

You can listen to James Allen's book The Heavenly Life (part of All These Things Added) using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or…
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The Universal Goodness (Poem)

As I look below the surface, as I ponder and reflect,At times it seems an inkling of a meaning I detectIn the seeming want of all design or purpose in the planThat started into being when the universe began. As I gaze still deeper, musing, my spirit—that was sadAs it…
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Let Something Good Be Said (Poem)

When over the fair fame of friend or foeThe shadow of disgrace shall fall, insteadOf words of blame, or proof of thus and so,Let something good be said. Forget not that no fellow-being yetMay fall so low but love may lift his head;Even the cheek of shame with tears is…
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Greatness and Goodness

Goodness, simplicity, greatness—these three are one, and this trinity of perfection cannot be separated. All greatness springs from goodness, and all goodness is profoundly simple, without goodness there is no greatness. Some men pass through the world as destructive forces, like the tornado or the avalanche, but they are not…
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To Them That Seek the Highest Good

To them that seek the highest GoodAll things subserve the wisest ends;Naught comes as ill, and wisdom lendsWings to all shapes of evil brood. The darkening sorrow veils a StarThat waits to shine with gladsome light;Hell waits on heaven; and after nightComes golden glory from afar. Defeats are steps by…
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