Robert Barclay Quotes (6 quotes)
“He that desireth to acquire any art or science seeketh first those means by which that art or science is obtained. If we ought to do so in things natural and earthly, how much more then in spiritual?”
Barclay's Apology for the true Christian divinity: as professed by the people called Quakers (1822 edition)
“Since we have placed justification in the revelation of Jesus Christ formed and brought forth in the heart, there working his works of righteousness and bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit.”
Theses Theologicae and An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, CCEL - ISBN: 9781610252263
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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Born: December 23, 1648
Died: October 3, 1690 (aged 41)
Occupation: Writer, apologist
Bio: Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony.