Quote of Note #11 — Dealing with People Who Disagree with Us


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“We ought to  endeavor to live in peace with those who are of different opinions from us.  ‘Tis a most unreasonable thing to take the liberty of contending with men because they cannot see with our eyes.  If this were granted, we would be at war with the greatest part of the world.  ‘Tis as unreasonable to strive with others because they can’t be in everything of our minds, as to quarrel with another because he differs in the color of his hair or the features of this face.”

Jonathan Edwards, Sermons and Discourses, 1723-1729 (The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 14) New Haven, Conn.; Yale University Press, 1997, p. 122.

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