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All Quotes by author - William Penn
" A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it. "
" A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. "
" Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. "
" Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness. "
" Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts. "
" Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel. "
" For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. "
" He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end. "
In The End
" He that lives to live forever, never fears dying. "
" 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. "
" Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire. "
" If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it. "
" 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. "
" It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any. "
" Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. "
" Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works. "
" Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man. "
" Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast. "
" Let the people think they govern and they will be governed. "
" Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense. "
" Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it. "
" Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. "
" Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand. "
" Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee. "
" Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us. "
" Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason. "
" Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. "
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