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Thursday, October 18, 2012

John Wesley on elections

From The Works of the Reverend John Wesley, A. M., Volume IV, 3rd edition, London: John Mason, 1829, entry from Thursday, October 6, 1774:

"I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them: 1, To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy: 2, To speak no evil of the person they voted against: and, 3, to take care their spirits were not sharpened against those who voted on the other side."

(From the Google Books archive.)


Weekend Fisher said...

#3 is particularly good advice.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

FancyHorse said...

Very wise words, I wish more people adhered to that. On both sides.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, ladies. It was, indeed, good advice. In other words, don't take elections too seriously!