Elias Hicks — American Clergyman born on March 19, 1748, died on February 27, 1830

Elias Hicks was a traveling Quaker preacher from Long Island, New York. In his ministry he promoted doctrines that embroiled him and his followers in a controversy which caused the first major schism within the Religious Society of Friends. Elias Hicks was the older cousin of the painter Edward Hicks, also a Quaker preacher... (wikipedia)

Then, certainly, to be a Christian is to love God above all, and our neighbour as ourselves.
Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think they will be favoured like the thief on the cross; for we see on the other side, they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself.
What encouragement the apostle holds out to us. O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions, and come to the truth in our own hearts.
The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass.
You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.