John Woolman

John Woolman (1720 - 1772) was an American Quaker:
May we look upon our Treasures, and the furniture of our Houses, and the Garments in which we array ourselves, and try whether the seeds of war have any nourishment in these possessions or not.
Yes, indeed! Let us examine our material possessions to see if, in them, exists the seeds of war!

1 comment:

  1. Too bad both Woolman & Day died long ago. Wouldn't that be a great presidential ticket? Vote Day/Woolman for peace in our lifetime!


Aldo Leopold: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

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