‘Buy peace at the price of any thing which is not better than it.’ Not with the loss of the favour of God, or of our innocency, or true peace of conscience, or with the loss of the Gospel, or ruin of men’s souls; but you must often part with your right for peace, and put up wrongs in word or deed. Money must not be thought too dear to buy it, when the loss of it will be worse than the loss of money, to yourselves or those that you contend with. If a soul be endangered by it, or societies ruined by it, it will be dear bought money which is got or saved by such means. He is no true friend of peace, that will not have it, except when it is cheap.
Richard Baxter, William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 6 (London: James Duncan, 1830), 271.
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