william penn Quotes

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.
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— William Penn
He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.
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— William Penn
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
— William Penn
To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
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— William Penn
In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.
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— William Penn
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
— William Penn
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
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— William Penn
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
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— William Penn
Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.
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— William Penn
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
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— William Penn
My prison shall be my grave before I will budge a jot; for I owe my conscience to no mortal man.
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— William Penn
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
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— William Penn
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do ... let me do it now.
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— William Penn
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
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— William Penn
If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him... Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
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— William Penn
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.
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— William Penn
If it be an evil to judge rashly or untruly any single man, how much a greater sin it is to condemn a whole people.
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— William Penn
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
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— William Penn
The adventure of the Christian life begins when we dare to do what we would never tackle without Christ.
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— William Penn
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
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— William Penn
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
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— William Penn
All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a man: because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.
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— William Penn
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
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— William Penn
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
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— William Penn
The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.
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— William Penn
The truest end of life is to know the life that never ends.
— William Penn
There is a truth and beauty in rhetoric; but it oftener serves ill turns than good ones.
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— William Penn
Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
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— William Penn
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
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— William Penn
Choose a friend as thou dost a wife, till death separate you.
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— William Penn
...death is only a horizon, and a horizon is only the limit of your sight. Open your eyes to see more clearly...
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— William Penn
We are told truly that meekness and modesty are the rich and charming garments of the soul. The less showy our outward attire is, the more distinctly and brilliantly does the beauty of these inner garments shine.
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— William Penn
You are Englishmen; mind your privileges, give not away your right.
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— William Penn
It is a severe rebuke upon us, that God makes us so many allowances, and we make so few to our neighbour.
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— William Penn
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.
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— William Penn
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
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— William Penn
For we put the power in the people.
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— William Penn
Do what good thou canst unknown, and be not vain of what ought rather to be felt than seen.
— William Penn
For nothing reaches the heart but what is from the heart, or pierces the conscience but what comes from a living conscience
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— William Penn
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
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— William Penn