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Quakers


Quakers are known for their pacifism.
  a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
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  • Quakers are known for their pacifism.
  • Many pamphlets pro and con were publish’d on the subject, and some by good Quakers, in favour of defense, which I believe convinc’d most of their younger people.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • I had bought it on the confidence of the agent (not Liv Crawford, but someone very much like her), who assured me it was a solid investment, and also because my store was just beginning to do a steady business, the nearby county hospital having finally opened, and the land cleared and foundation laid for the large retirement home on Quaker’s Ridge.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Quakers cause trouble wherever they go.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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  • In his first two weeks, all he sold was some Quaker Oats and penny candy.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • But I was finally converted when I encountered the letters of two Quaker brothers, farmers from New York State, whose ideological convictions overcame their pacifism and caused them to enlist, leaving behind a widowed mother.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • PARRIS, in a fury: What, are we Quakers?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Old Childs was a Quaker and all, and he read the Bible all the time.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Exactly, he is a Quaker, with the exception of the peculiar dress.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • CHAPTER XIII The Quaker Settlement A quiet scene now rises before us.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • For some of these same Quakers are the most sanguinary of all sailors and whale-hunters.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • After she went to that Quaker school they lost track of her.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Hassan had attended a Quaker school in Lebanon, and then college in the United States at the State University of New York in Oswego—"the same college as Jerry Seinfeld," he liked to tell people.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Pleasants’ father came from a family of Quakers, and one of his distant relatives had been the first to fight successfully to free his own slaves through the Virginia courts.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • OUR OPENER WAS AT HOME ON a Friday night against the Franklin Quakers at Memorial Stadium.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Rosaleen let me bring it home, right into the living room, where I strewed a box of Quaker Oats on the floor for it to eat and she didn’t raise a word of protest.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Now she was stuck talking to Noel’s best friend, James Freed, Zelda Millings–a beautiful blond girl who only wore clothes and shoes made out of hemp–and a bunch of squeally, cliquey girls from Doringbell Friends, the ultra-hip Quaker school in the next town over.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I’ll go to the Quakers.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man’s firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Five members of the heretical sect of Quakers have been arrested," he says, smiling blandly, "and more arrests are anticipated."
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • He was a Quaker, or something of that sort, if I am not mistaken.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • She was a Quaker, like so many of the Caucasians who came in to teach and do volunteer work.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Quaker’s low-fat Chewy Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars are a 2, Keebler Club Partners Crackers are a 5, and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are a 14.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • servants, who came from southern England to Virginia in the midseventeenth century; then the Quakers, from the North Midlands to the Delaware Valley between the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries; and finally, the people of the borderlands to the Appalachian interior in the eighteenth century.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • "It’s cute!" She has that "meet me later" look… My little Quaker down in Quaker town.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • No wonder they laughed, for the expression of his face was droll enough to convulse a Quaker, as he stood and stared wildly from the unconscious innocents to the hilarious spectators with such dismay that Jo sat down on the floor and screamed.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • His grays were called Quaker Lady and Quaker Gent.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • I helped your grandfather, the constable, when he lashed the Quaker woman so smartly through the streets of Salem; and it was I that brought your father a pitch-pine knot, kindled at my own hearth, to set fire to an Indian village, in King Philip’s war.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • On the billboards, too, he saw a pretty poster, showing her as the Quaker Maid, demure and dainty.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • She had cried out, when I carried up her dinner, that she couldn’t bear any longer being in the cold; and I told her the master was going to Thrushcross Grange, and Earnshaw and I needn’t hinder her from descending; so, as soon as she heard Heathcliff’s horse trot off, she made her appearance, donned in black, and her yellow curls combed back behind her ears as plain as a Quaker: she couldn’t comb them out.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I brushed Adele’s hair and made her neat, and having ascertained that I was myself in my usual Quaker trim, where there was nothing to retouch — all being too close and plain, braided locks included, to admit of disarrangement — we descended, Adele wondering whether the petit coffre was at length come; for, owing to some mistake, its arrival had hitherto been delayed.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • UN Quaker mission,
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Two years earlier, a Quaker professor of dendrology from the University of Washington named Floyd W. Schmoe, driven, apparently, by deep urges for expiation and reconciliation, had come to Hiroshima, assembled a team of carpenters, and, with his own hands and theirs, begun building a series of Japanese-style houses for victims of the bomb; in all, his team eventually built twenty-one.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I don’t know what things were like with these two Quaker-favored men in their respective towns.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • No one in the Family has ever concerned himself with Lunatics before, although your Grandfather was a Quaker clergyman.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • There were general stores, restaurants, and an open-door warehouse with box towers of Domino sugar and Quick napkins, Post Toasties and Quaker Oats visibleinside.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Since the red men have been exterminated by you white savages, I amuse myself by presiding at the persecutions of Quakers and Anabaptists; I am the great patron and prompter of slave-dealers and the grand-master of the Salem witches.
    Washington Irving  --  The Devil and Tom Walker
  • The Quakers here didn’t hold with slavery and tried hard to convince others that slavery was against God’s will.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • But she should be dressed as a nun; I think she looks almost what you call a Quaker; I would dress her as a nun in my picture.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And it stirs a little of the faith of your fathers that is deep down within you to have to have it taken for granted that you are an Episcopalian when really you are an old-fashioned Philadelphia Quaker.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • And again, this side of that third window from the front, but beyond that dreaded group of the Aldens, that very large and whiskered man who looked something like an old-time Quaker turned bandit—Heit was his name.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • ms Compare the following Christian letter: In the Year of Our Lord1682 To ye aged and beloved, Mr. John Higginson: There he now at sea a ship called Welcome, which has on board too or more of the heretics and malignants called Quakers, with W. Penn, who is the chief scamp, at the head of them.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "—"Come, come, friend," said the Quaker, "don’t give way to concern.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • This I accepted of, and so, after the utmost expressions both of duty and affection, he let me come away, and I arrived safe in two days at my friend’s the Quaker’s.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • Instead I keep hearing about a city of ten thousand Quakers!
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • The Quakers who may be found there shall be whipped and imprisoned with hard labor.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • [41] Perhaps the Quaker influence is to blame.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • ] [Footnote 202: George Fox (1624-1691), English founder of the Society of Friends or Quakers.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Johnson & Johnson and Quaker State and RCA Victor and Burlington Mills and Bristol-Myers and General Motors.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Our Quaker Aunt told me that this was her habit; for she said how one case there had "shocked her".
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
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