William Penn quotes

 quotes - Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. Share

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

— William Penn

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

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

— William Penn

 quotes - Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. Share

“Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.”

— William Penn

 quotes - Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man. Share

“Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.”

— William Penn

“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

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

— William Penn

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

— 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

“Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.”

— William Penn

“Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.”

— William Penn

“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.”

— William Penn

“Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.”

— William Penn

“O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.”

— 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

“A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.”

— William Penn

“To be like Christ is to be a Christian.”

— William Penn

“Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.”

— William Penn

“Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.”

— William Penn

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

— William Penn

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”

— William Penn

“He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.”

— 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

“True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.”

— William Penn

“It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.”

— William Penn

“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.”

— William Penn

“Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.”

— William Penn

“Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.”

— William Penn

“Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.”

— William Penn

“They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.”

— William Penn
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