Quotation Explorer - 'William Penn'

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. - William Penn
If a civil word or two will render a man happy, he must be a wretch indeed who will not give them to him. Such a disposition is like lighting another man's candle by one's own, which loses none of its brilliancy by what the other gains. - William Penn
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. - William Penn
Time is what we want most,but what we use worst. - William Penn
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. - William Penn
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. - William Penn
If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants. - William Penn
A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it. - William Penn
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. - William Penn
In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest. - William Penn
Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely. - William Penn
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 bad. - William Penn
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. - William Penn
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show...let me do it now. - William Penn
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably - William Penn
A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come of it. - William Penn
Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it. - William Penn
Let the people think they govern, and they will be governed. - William Penn
Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. - William Penn
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