William Penn

1644 - 1718

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

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

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on promises

Rarely promise. But, if lawful, constantly perform.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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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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A Quote by William Penn on learning

Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on country, garden, god, goodness, libraries, philosophy, power, and wisdom

The Country is both the Philosopher's Garden and his Library, in which he Reads and Contemplates the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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

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A Quote by William Penn on art, body, company, constitution, garden, good, idleness, mind, nature, profit, variety, and work

A Garden, an Elaboratory, a Work-house, Improvements and Breeding, are pleasant and Profitable Diversions to the Idle and Ingenious: For here they miss Ill Company, and converse with Nature and Art; whose Variety are equally grateful and instructing; and preserve a good Constitution of Body and Mind.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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

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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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