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William Penn – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by 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


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

– William Penn


Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

– William Penn


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

– William Penn


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

– William Penn


Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

– 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


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

– William Penn


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

– William Penn


Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.

– 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 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


Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

– 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


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

– 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


Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

– William Penn


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