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    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.
    — William Penn
    tags: truth  right 
     
    He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.
    — William Penn
    tags: fear  live  forever  dying 
     
    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.
    — William Penn
    tags: christian  christ 
     
    In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.
    — William Penn
    tags: truth  victory 
     
    The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
    — William Penn
    Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
    — William Penn
    tags: patience  faith 
     
    No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
    — William Penn
    tags: men 
     
    Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.
    — William Penn
    tags: men  wise 
     
    No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
    — William Penn
    tags: pain 
     
    My prison shall be my grave before I will budge a jot; for I owe my conscience to no mortal man.
    — William Penn
    tags: men  conscience  prison 
     
    A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
    — William Penn
    tags: friends  adventure  true 
     
    I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do ... let me do it now.
    — William Penn
    tags: world 
     
    A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
    — William Penn
    tags: evil 
     
    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.
    — William Penn
    tags: rules  god 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — William Penn
    tags: evil  men  people  sin 
     
    They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
    — William Penn
    tags: death  world  die 
     
    The adventure of the Christian life begins when we dare to do what we would never tackle without Christ.
    — William Penn
    Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
    — William Penn
    tags: men  god 
     
    Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
    — William Penn
    tags: right  wrong 
     
    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.
    — William Penn
    tags: health  men  secret  mind  dangerous 
     
    Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
    — William Penn
    tags: time 
     
    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.
    — William Penn
    tags: kindness  neglect 
     
    The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.
    — 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.
    — William Penn
    tags: beauty  truth 
     
    Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
    — 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.
    — William Penn
    tags: virtue  praise 
     
    Choose a friend as thou dost a wife, till death separate you.
    — William Penn
    tags: death  friends  wife 
     
    ...death is only a horizon, and a horizon is only the limit of your sight. Open your eyes to see more clearly...
    — William Penn
    tags: death  eyes 
     
    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.
    — William Penn
    tags: beauty  soul 
     
    You are Englishmen; mind your privileges, give not away your right.
    — William Penn
    tags: right  mind 
     
    It is a severe rebuke upon us, that God makes us so many allowances, and we make so few to our neighbour.
    — William Penn
    tags: 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.
    — William Penn
    Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
    — William Penn
    tags: people 
     
    For we put the power in the people.
    — William Penn
    tags: people  power 
     
    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
    — William Penn
    tags: heart  living  conscience 
     
    Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
    — William Penn
    tags: real 
     
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    william penn
    Birth    : October 14, 1644
    Death  : July 30, 1718
    Occupation  : Author