the hope of a saint

I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity—in important things, diversity—in all things, generosity.

George H.W. Bush, inaugural address (1989)

Note:  The Washington Post noted that Bush was probably paraphrasing Richard Baxter, a 17th century Puritan dissident from the Anglican Church: “In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.” )

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