William Penn

1644 - 1718

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.

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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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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