Quintessential Quaker

A quote chosen by a member for discussion each Sunday.


January 26 “War and revenge are evils as opposite and contrary to the spirit of Christ as light to darkness………….    It is strange that men, made after the image of God, should have so much degenerated that they rather bear the image and nature of roaring lions, tearing tigers, devouring wolves and raging bears than of rational creatures endued with reason.”  Robert Barclay (1678) 


January 19 “All of us all over the world are cells in the body of humanity.  You are not separate from your fellow humans and you cannot find harmony for yourself alone.  You can only find harmony when you realize the oneness of all and work for the good of all.” Peace Pilgrim

“Ubuntu” is a Zulu word meaning “a person is a person through another person”.     


January 12 “A wider perspective leads to serenity and equanimity. It does not mean we don’t have strength to confront a problem, but we can confront it with creativity and compassion rather than rigid reactivity.  When we take the perspective of others we can empathize with them.” Dali Lama & Desmond Tutu


January 5 “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you……..
For God is good to the ungrateful and the wicked.   Be merciful just as your Father is merciful. ”  Luke 6


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