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 any,
where the heart stands in perfect
sincerity. In whomsoever this takes
root and grows, of what nation soever,
they become [brothers and sisters].
— John Woolman, Quaker, 1746
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