The third principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association is "acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations." Growth is an important theme of the Unitarian author of the text, Sarah Margaret Fuller. Fuller was born on May 23, 1810 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Some have called her America's first true feminist. most prominent woman among the American Transcendentalists, a friend of Emerson, and the author of Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Fuller was among the first writers to report on asylum conditions in the nineteenth century.
"Very early I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
If you have knowledge let others light their candles in it."
- Margaret Fuller