William Penn Quotes

William Penn

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Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely.

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

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To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglars in politics as well as mortals.

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The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.

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

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Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely.

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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.

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

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Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.

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Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

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If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants.

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No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

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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 bad.

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