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Monthly Archives: May 2013

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The Light Within Us

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“My conviction led me to adhere to the sufficiency of the light within us, resting on truth for authority, not on authority for truth.” Lucretia Mott January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880 American abolitionist and suffragist

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The Inheritance of Life

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“Give over thine own willing; give over thine own running; give over thine own desiring to know or to be any thing, and sink down to the seed which God sows in the heart, and let that grow in thee, … Continue reading

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To Be Persuasive

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“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” Edward R. Murrow April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965 American broadcast journalist, first came to prominence with a series of … Continue reading

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Speak Your Best Words

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“Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.” Susan B. Anthony February 15, 1820 – … Continue reading

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Cool and Uncool

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“I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.” Bonnie Raitt November 8, 1949- American Quaker singer and musician

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A Truly Great and Virtuous Nation

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“The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women, the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.” Lucretia Mott January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880 American abolitionist and … Continue reading

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As Many Candles Lighted

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“And as many candles lighted and put in one place do greatly augment the light and make it more to shine forth, so when many are gathered together into the same life, there is more of the glory of God … Continue reading

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Speak Properly

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“Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.” William Penn October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718 English-born founder of Pennsylvania

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What Canst Thou Say?

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“And so he (George Fox) went on, and said, ‘That Christ was the Light of the world, and lighteth every man that cometh into the world; and that by this light they might be gathered to God,’ &c. I stood … Continue reading

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A Fool as to Worldly Wisdom

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“I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the … Continue reading

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