If you believe that Christ was more imitable than Cæsar, or Alexander; and that it is more glory to be a Christian than to be a Conqueror, yea, to be a man than a beast, which often exceed us in strength; then contend with charity, and not with violence; and set meekness, and love, and patience against force; and not force against force.

—Richard Baxter
The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, 14:228–229.