William Penn

1644 - 1718

A Quote by William Penn

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

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on glory and pain

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No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on government and men

Governments, like docks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined also. Therefore governments depend upon men rather then men upon governments.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on ambition, fortune, men, and power

The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on time and world

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There is nothing of which we are apt to be so lavish as of time, and about which we ought to be more solicitous; since without it we can do nothing in this world.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on suffering and truth

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

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on choice, guidance, and virtue

Unless virtue guides us, our choice must be wrong.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on weakness

If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on excellence, practice, reason, and rules

Many able Gardeners and Husbandmen are yet Ignorant of the Reason of their Calling; as most Artificers are of the Reason of their own Rules that govern their excellent Workmanship. But a Naturalist and Mechanick of this sort is Master of the Reason of both, and might be of the Practice too, if his Industry kept pace with his Speculation; which were every commendable; and without which he cannot be said to be a complete Naturalist or Mechanick.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

Source: Some Fruits of Solitude In Reflections And Maxims, 1682

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A Quote by William Penn on kindness and life

I shall pass through life but once. Let me show kindness now, as I shall not pass this way again.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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