William Penn - Quotes

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A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. ---->>>

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. ---->>>

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man. ---->>>

He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end. ---->>>

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense. ---->>>

Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.

Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers. ---->>>

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. ---->>>

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform. ---->>>

O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand. ---->>>

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ---->>>

Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world. ---->>>

True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.

True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.

A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it. ---->>>

Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it. ---->>>

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. ---->>>

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason. ---->>>

To be like Christ is to be a Christian. ---->>>

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. ---->>>

Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts. ---->>>

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care. ---->>>

Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us. ---->>>

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness. ---->>>

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that. ---->>>

Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast. ---->>>

Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns. ---->>>

Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel. ---->>>

Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works. ---->>>

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. ---->>>

He that lives to live forever, never fears dying. ---->>>

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any. ---->>>

To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's. ---->>>

They have a right to censure that have a heart to help. ---->>>

The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune. ---->>>

If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: October 14, 1644
Birthplace: London, England
Die: July 30, 1718
Occupation: Leader
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William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was the son of Sir William Penn, and was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans (wikipedia)