William Penn

William Penn

English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania

Lived from: 1644-1718

Category: Economists and businessmen | Politics

Quotes: William Penn

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    A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
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    Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
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    Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
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    Content not thyself that thou art virtuous in the general; for one link being wanting, the chain is defective.
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    Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.
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    He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
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    He that does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward, though sure of both at last.
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    He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
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    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.
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    I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
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    If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.
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    In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body.
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    It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
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    Kings in this should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
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    Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.
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