William Penn

1644 - 1718

A Quote by William Penn on justice, life, and obedience

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

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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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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A Quote by William Penn on judgment and knowledge

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment the treasurer, of a wise man.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

Source: No Cross, No Crown, 1669

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A Quote by William Penn on cruelty and life

It is a cruel folly to offer up to ostentation so many lives of creatures, as to make up the state of our treats.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on love, praise, and virtue

We are apt to love praise, but not to deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than than.

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A Quote by William Penn on god and men

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

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A Quote by William Penn on commitment, passion, and reason

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.

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A Quote by William Penn on promises

Rarely promise. But, if lawful, constantly perform.

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A Quote by William Penn on honesty and secrets

It is wise not to seek a secret; and honest, not to reveal one.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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