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To learn more about our denomination and some of the more famous Unitarians and Universalists go to our association's web page. Also, see the listing below and some quotes form well known Unitarians and Universalists.


Books About Well-Known Unitarians and Universalists:

  • McEvoy, Don. Credo: Unitarians and Universalists of Yesteryear Talk About Their Lives and Motivations. Lowell Publishing: Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.

  • Scott, Clinton Lee. These Live Tomorrow: Twenty Unitarian-Universalist Lives. Beacon Press: Unitarian-Universalist Association, 1987

UU's In History - By Stu Feldstein

For a detailed history of famous Unitarian Universalist, please click here 

Quotes from Unitarian Universalists

"Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold."- Theodore Parker

"No article in the faith is more central or basic than that of the sacredness of every other human being."- Duncan Howlett

"I am surer that my rational nature is from God than that any book is an expression of his will."- William Ellery Channing

"A great grief has taught me more than any minister, and when feeling most alone I find refuge in the Almighty Friend." - Louisa May Alcott

"Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself." - Susan B. Anthony

"Weary the path that does not challenge. Doubt is an incentive to truth and patient inquiry leadeth the way."- Hosea Ballou

"No man ought to advertise in the midst of landscapes or scenery in such a way as to destroy or injure their beauty. . . It is outrageously selfish to destroy the pleasure of thousands for the sake of a chance of additional gain." - P.T. Barnum

"I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better... I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind." - Clara Barton

"Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun's rays do not bum until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

"The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance-the idea that anything is possible." - Ray Bradbury

"The groves were God's first temples." - William Cullen Bryant

"If you violate Nature's laws, you are your own prosecuting attomey, judge, jury, and hangman." - Luther Burbank

"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands moum." - Robert Bums

"Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the retum of the birds, and the early momings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song." - Rachel Carson

Prominent Unitarian Universalists

  • Jane Addams

  • Louisa May Alcott

  • Susan B. Anthony

  • John Murray Atwood

  • George de Benneville

  • Hosea Ballou

  • Adin Ballou

  • Bela Bartok

  • Clara Barton

  • Henry W. Bellows

  • Olympia Brown

  • William E. Channng

  • Lydia Child

  • Errold Collymore

  • Francis David

  • Charles Darwin

  • Dorothea Dix

  • Frederick M. Eliot

  • Ralph W. Emerson

  • Sophia Lyon Fahs

  • Fanny Farmer

  • Benjamin Franklin

  • Margaret Fuller

  • Horace Greeley


  • Samuel G. Howe

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • Jenkin L. Jones

  • Thomas S. King

  • Abner Kneeland

  • Lewis H. Latimer

  • Arthur Lismer

  • Mary A. Livermore

  • Angus H. MacLean

  • Maria Mitchell

  • John Murray

  • Theodore Parker

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Joseph Priestly

  • James Reeb

  • Caleb Rich

  • Benjamin Rush

  • Michael Servetus

  • King John Sigismund

  • Clarence R. Skinner

  • Charles Spear

  • Nathaniel Stacy

  • Emily Jenning Stowe

  • Vilhjalmur Stefansson


  • Josiah Wedgwood

  • Elhanan Winchester

  • Whitney Young, Jr.

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