William Penn Quotes

- Notable William Penn Quotes Index -

Born: October 14, 1644, London, England
Birth Country: England
Died: Berkshire, England, July 30, 1718
Occupation: Author

1.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
- William Penn

2.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
- William Penn

3.
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.
- William Penn

4.
Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
- William Penn

5.
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

6.
Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.
- William Penn

7.
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
- William Penn

8.
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
- William Penn

9.
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

10.
Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
- William Penn

11.
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
- William Penn

12.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
- William Penn

13.
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
- William Penn

14.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

15.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
- William Penn

16.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- William Penn

17.
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

18.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
- William Penn

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