William Penn Quotes

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William Penn Quotes

Nor yet be overeager in pursuit of any thing; for the mercurial too often happen to leave judgment behind them, and sometimes make work for repentance.
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Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

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In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.

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Avoid popularity it has many snares and no real benefit.

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

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Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

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Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.

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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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He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.

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If it be an evil to judge rashly or untruly any single man, how much a greater sin it is to condemn a whole people.

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There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.

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Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.

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Death is only a horizon, and a horizon is only the limit of your sight. Open your eyes to see more clearly ...

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Never chide with anger, but instruction.

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Excess in apparel is another costly folly. The very trimming of the vain world would clothe all the naked ones.

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Be sure that religion cannot be right that a man is the worse for having.

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Religion is nothing else but love of God and man.

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We are inclined to call things by the wrong names. We call prosperity 'happiness', and adversity 'misery' eventhough adversity is the school of wisdom and often the way to eternal happiness.

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Experience is a safe guide.

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Peace can only be secured by justice; never by force of arms.

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