Do you live life in the spirit of love and truth and peace, answering to that same spirit in everyone?
Do you reach for the best that is within yourself?
Do you look for it in others?
”. . . Walk cheerfully over the world answering that of God in every one.”George Fox, 1656
“Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.”Pablo Casals
“Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in other people.”Marian Wright Edelman, 1992
“There is a principle, which is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath had different names. It is, however, pure and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from anywhere the heart stands in perfect sincerity.”John Woolman, 1774
“Though all of us are attracted to physical beauty, cleverness, wittiness, and intelligence, the Quaker affirmation that there is that of God in each person asserts that being worthy of respect does not depend on possessing attractive qualities or skills. Until we can respect another person without justification except that he or she is a child of God, it is not really respect.”Paul A. Lacey, Growing into Goodness, 1998