George Fox (1624-1691)
"Be not in a Brittle Mind"
AND all Friends, take heed of Jars and Strife. . . . Therefore dwell in Love and Life . . . which is the Honourable, Royal State. And all that Speak or Preach abroad, see, that ye be in the Life, and Power and Seed of God, which will Edifie the Body, and not in a brittle, peevish, hasty, fretful Mind; but dwell in that, which keeps down the contrary, that that may speak, which edifies the Body in Love.
And all take heed of Vain Words, and Tatling idle Words, but every where stop such; that Love may continue in the Body, and that the Seed may spread over all, that Unity may be kept.
And all Friends every where, if Friends be Poor, and in Want, or in Prison, that ye may in Wisdom relieve and cherish such.