Definitions for: Quakers


[n] a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers



Synonyms: Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends

See Also: Friend, Quaker, religious order, religious sect, sect




Famous Quotes Containing Quakers:


If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.

-- Ezra Pound (American Poet)

Our Quakers love us. we're big with the Quakers. It's all about cleanliness.

-- Kyan Douglas (American Celebrity)

Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.

-- Thomas Clarkson (English Activist)

I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford.

-- Lionel Blue (British Clergyman)

Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.

-- Harriet Tubman (American Activist)

Look at the Quakers - they were excellent business people that never lied, never stole; they cared for their employees and the community which gave them the wealth. They never took more money out than they put back in.

-- Anita Roddick (English Businessman)

I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten.

-- Anita Roddick (English Businessman)


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