...Let us then beware of such a selfishness as pursues pleasure at the expense of our neighbor's happiness, and renders us indifferent to his peace and welfare; and such a self-love is the parent of disorder and the source of all those evils that divide the world and destroy the peace of mankind....
From: " A sermon: Preached on June 24, 1789: Being the Festival of St. John the Baptist, at the request of the Right Worshipful The Grand Master, Prince Hall, & the Rest of the Brethren of the African Lodge #459 of the Honorable Society of Free & Accepted Masons, in Boston." by John Marrant
John Marrant (June 15, 1755 – April 15, 1791) was one of the first African-American preachers and missionaries. He wrote three books about his experiences as a preacher. Wikipedia