William Penn Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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