William Penn

1644 - 1718

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 authority, failure, and power

Where Example keeps pace with Authority, Power hardly fails to be obey'd.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on evil, force, forgiveness, good, information, and love

A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it. We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive or gain by love and information. Force may subdue, but love gains. And one that forgives first wins the laurel.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on fatherhood and wisdom

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 (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on children, dogs, horses, and men

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

Source: Reflexions and Maxims

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A Quote by William Penn on cities, country, god, life, and men

The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God, but in cities little else but the works of men.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

Source: Reflexions and Maxims

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A Quote by William Penn on death, fear, and life

He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on death, divinity, love, principles, and world

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same divine principle.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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