Now, I say, the very proper character, and essential tincture of God himself, is nothing else but goodness.
And it is another mistake which sometimes we have of God, by shaping him out according to the model of our selves, when we make him nothing but a blind, dark, impetuous self will, running through the world; such as we ourselves are . . . that have not the ballast of absolute goodness to poise and settle us.
Ralph Cudworth: Sermon before the House of Commons, 1647.