Index of well-loved phrases

Arranged alphabetically by key words

answering that of God (G Fox): 19.32

And oh, how sweet and pleasant it is to the truly spiritual eye to see several sorts of believers (I Penington): 27.13

Caring matters most (E Milligan, quoting F von Hügel): 21.20

They were changed men themselves before they went about to change others (W Penn): 26.78

Now I am clear, I am fully clear (G Fox): 21.49

And this is the comfort of the good, that the grave cannot hold them (W Penn): 22.95

I should have a sense of all conditions (G Fox): 19.03

every country my country, and every man my brother (D Wheeler): 2.04

Death is but crossing the world (W Penn): 22.95

Death is not an end, but a beginning (Wm Littleboy): 21.54

we do utterly deny … all outward wars, and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end … and this is our testimony to the whole world (Declaration to Charles II): 24.04

The poor without employment are like rough diamonds, their worth is unknown (J Bellers): 23.68

Are there not different states, different degrees, different growths, different places? (I Penington): 10.27

The truest end of life, is to know the life that never ends (W Penn): 22.95

know one another in that which is eternal (G Fox): 2.35

the evil weakening in me and the good raised up (R Barclay): 19.21

And this I knew experimentally (G Fox): 19.02

She [Mary Dyer] did hang as a flag for others to take example by: 19.18

Why gad you abroad? (F Howgill): 26.71

that of God in every one (G Fox): 19.32

give God the glory; I’ll have none (W Dewsbury): 19.33

True godliness don’t turn men out of the world (W Penn): 21.17, 23.02

The humble, meek, merciful, just, pious, and devout souls are everywhere of one religion (W Penn): 19.28

Gross impiety it is that a nation’s pride should be maintained in the face of its poor (W Penn): 20.29

to impoverish the earth now to support outward greatness appears to be an injury to the succeeding age (J Woolman): 25.01

all Friends take heed of jars and strife (G Fox): 20.67

Keep your meetings in the power of God (G Fox): 3.30

humble learners in the school of Christ (E Dunstan): 11.02

Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness (I Penington): 10.01

Live up to the light thou hast, and more will be granted thee (quoted in C Fox): 26.04

Dear Lord and Father of mankind (J G Whittier): 20.03

Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it (W Penn): 22.01

Love was the first motion (J Woolman): 27.02

A touch of love doth this in measure; perfect love doth this in fullness (I Penington): 26.30

Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely (W Penn): 22.35

we marry none; it is the Lord’s work (G Fox): 16.01

Think it possible that you may be mistaken (A&Q): 1.03.17

The Kingdom of Heaven did gather us and catch us all, as in a net (F Howgill): 19.08

All things were new, and all the creation gave another smell (G Fox): 26.03

for the Lord is at work in this thick night of darkness (G Fox): 20.23

an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness: (G Fox): 19.03

Are you open to new light, from whatever source (A&Q): 1.02.7, 1.03.7

I have been in Paradise these several days (M Dyer): 19.18

Be patterns, be examples (G Fox): 19.32

the Lord let me see atop of the hill in what places he had a great people to be gathered (G Fox): 19.06

We came to know a place to stand in and what to wait in (F Howgill): 19.08

and try whether the seeds of war have nourishment in these our possessions (J Woolman): 23.16 (intro)

So will you be possessors as well as professors of the truth (W Penn): 19.59

the power of the Lord will work through all (G Fox): 3.30

The place of prayer is a precious habitation (J Woolman): 20.10

The priesthood of all believers (LYM): 27.35

There is a principle which is pure, placed in the human mind (J Woolman): 26.61

The Society of Friends might be thought of as a prism through which the Divine Light passes (drafted by 1959 Revision Committee): 18.20

I … joyfully entered prisons as palaces (W Dewsbury): 19.33

Although I am out of the king’s protection, I am not out of the protection of the Almighty God (M Fell): 19.38

Mind that which is pure in you to guide you to God (E B Castle, quoting G Fox): 26.69

quiet processes and small circles (R Jones): 24.56

these things we do not lay upon you as a rule or form to walk by (Balby elders): 1.01

the whole of life is sacramental(A B Brown):27.43

what canst thou say? (quoted in M Fell): 19.07

Oh, no, it is not the scriptures (G Fox): 19.24

I have met with the Seed (I Penington): 19.14

when I came into the silent assemblies of God’s people (R Barclay): 19.21

but we must be all in one dress and one colour: this is a silly poor Gospel (M Fox): 20.31

Sing and rejoice, ye Children of the Day and of the Light (G Fox): 20.23

what thou speakest is it inwardly from God? (G Fox): 19.07

The intent of all speaking is to bring into the life (G Fox): 2.73

That spirit of Christ by which we are guided, is not changeable (Declaration to Charles II): 24.04

There is a spirit which I feel that delights to do no evil (J Nayler): 19.12

stand fast in that liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free (M Fox): 19.44

Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit (G Fox): 2.18

We are all thieves (M Fox): 19.07

True silence … is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment (W Penn): 20.11

trust in the Lord, and he will carry thee through all (Job Scott): 21.51

All Truth is a shadow except the last (I Penington): 27.22

Has Truth been advancing among you? (quoted by T Kelly): 26.72

though they be called Turks, the seed of them is near unto God (M Fisher): 19.27

turn all the treasures we possess into the channel of universal love (J Woolman): 23.14

turn in thy mind to the light, and wait upon God (A Parker): 2.41

For this is the true ground of love and unity, not that such a man walks and does just as I do, but because I feel the same Spirit and life in him (I Penington): 27.13

The unity of Christians never did nor ever will or can stand in uniformity of thought and opinion, but in Christian love only (T Story):27.12

essential unity of the work undertaken in the name of the Yearly Meeting (Constitution Review Committee, 1972): 7.01

I lived in the virtue of that life and power that took away the occasion of all wars (G Fox): 24.01

Therefore, dear Friends, wait in the Light, that the Word of the Lord may dwell plentifully in you (W Dewsbury): 29.19

walk cheerfully over the world (G Fox): 19.32

watch every one to feel and know his own place and service in the body, and to be sensible of the gifts, places, and services of others (I Penington): 10.27

we are all to watch over one another for good (LYM 1851): 12.18

wear it [sword] as long as thou canst (G Fox to W Penn, quoted in S Janney): 19.47

And the end of words is to bring men to the knowledge of things beyond what words can utter (I Penington): 27.27

That which is morally wrong cannot be politically right (LYM 1822): 23.26