Friday, July 19, 2024

Epic 100 Quotes of William Penn

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1.“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

2.The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

3.In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.

4.Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

5.“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”

6.They have a Right to censure, that have a Heart to help: The rest is Cruelty, not Justice.

7.A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably

8.For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

9.”Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.”

10.“In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.”

11.I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show…let me do it now.

12.Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

13.“I shall pass through life but once. Let me show kindness now, as I shall not pass this way again.”

14.“A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably”

15.True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

16.Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.

17.“Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.”

18.“Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.”

19.Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.

20.Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

21.“The adventure of the Christian life begins when we dare to do what we would never tackle without Christ.”

22.“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.”

23.I know no religion that destroys courtesy, civility, and kindness.

24.He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.

25.“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”

26.“Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”

27.Avoid popularity it has many snares and no real benefit.

28.Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.

29.“Silence is Wisdom where Speaking is Folly.”

30.“True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”

31.A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come of it.

32.True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.

33.“In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourselves and be still. Wait upon God, and feel His good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day’s business.”

34.“Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.”

35.Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.

36.Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.

37.“Next to God, thy parents.”

38.“All Excess is ill: But Drunkenness is of the worst Sort. It spoils Health, dismounts the Mind, and unmans Men: It reveals Secrets, is Quarrelsome, Lascivious, Impudent, Dangerous and Mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a Man: Because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.”

39.Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.

40.Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

41.“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”

42.“Avoid popularity it has many snares and no real benefit.”

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

44.Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.

45.“Covetousness is the greatest of monsters, as well as the root of all evil.”

46.“I know no religion that destroys courtesy, civility, and kindness.”

47.Let us see what love can do.

48.The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.

49.“A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”

50.“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”

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

52.The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.

53.True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.”

54.“Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.”

55.Only trust theyself, and another shall noet betray thee

56.It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.

57.“The best recreation is to do good.”

58.“Let the people think they govern and they will be governed”

59.This is the comfort of the godly: the grave cannot hold them, and they live as soon as they die. For death is no more than turning us over from time to eternity.

60.O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.

61.“People are more afraid of the laws of Man than of God, because their punishment seems to be nearest.”

62.“A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come of it.”

63.Let the people think they govern and they will be governed

64.If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it.

65.“If thou thinkest twice before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it.”

66.“Let us try what love will do.”

67.“If we would mend the World, we should mend Ourselves; and teach our Children to be, not what we are, but what they should be.”

68.A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.

69.“Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.”

70.“Only trust theyself, and another shall noet betray thee”

71.If we would mend the World, we should mend Ourselves; and teach our Children to be, not what we are, but what they should be.

72.Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.

73.“It is the difference betwixt lust and love that this is fixed, that volatile. Love grows, lust wastes by enjoyment.”

74.“Let us see what love can do.”

75.My prison will be my grave before I budge a jot, for I owe my conscience to no mortal man.

76.They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.

77.“A man, like a watch, is to be valued for his manner of going.”

78.“Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.”

79.The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.

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

81.“Where thou art Obliged to speak, be sure speak the Truth: For Equivocation is half way to Lying, as Lying, the whole way to Hell.”

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

83.Wear none of thine own Chains; but keep free, whilst thou art free.

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

85.“He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.”

86.“If men be good, government cannot be bad.”

87.Between a Man and his Wife nothing ought to rule but Love. Authority is for Children and Servants; yet not without Sweetness.

88.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.

89.“It is safer to learn than teach; and who conceals his opinion has nothing to answer for.”

90.“This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.”

91.Tis admirable to consider, how Powerful the Kings are, yet they move by the Breath of their People.

92.Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.

93.“Where judgment has wit to express it, there’s the best orator.”

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

95.Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.

96.“Justice is justly represented blind, because she sees no difference in the parties concerned. She has but one scale and weight, for rich and poor, great and small.”

97.“Between a Man and his Wife nothing ought to rule but Love. Authority is for Children and Servants; yet not without Sweetness.”

98.All Excess is ill: But Drunkenness is of the worst Sort

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

100.“Do what good thou canst unknown, and be not vain of what ought rather to be felt than seen.”

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