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William Penn Quotes

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.

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

Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.

Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.

He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both 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 wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not 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.