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 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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A Quote by William Penn on good and power

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We have a call to do good, as often as we have the power and occasion.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on good

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Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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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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