William Penn Quotes
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The public must and will be served.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
Our Law says well, "To delay justice, is injustice."
Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
Sense shines with a double luster when set in humility.
They have a right to censure, that have a heart to help.
Time is what we want most, but what, alas! We use worst.
Wit is a happy and striking way of expressing a thought.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
Let the people think they govern, and they will be governed.
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely.
Equivocation is half-way to lying, and lying the whole way to hell.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment the treasurer of a wise man.
To be a man's own fool is bad enough; but the vain man is everybody's.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
Liberty without obedience is confusion, and obedience without liberty is slavery.
If thou wouldst be happy . . . have an indifference for more than what is sufficient.
Friendship loves a free air, and will not be penned up in straight and narrow enclosures.
Justice is the insurance we have on our lives, and obedience is the premium we pay for it.
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
One that does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil feelings and intentions.
Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason; for that shows more desire than judgment.
Death is only an horizon, and an horizon is only the limit of our sight. Open our eyes to see more clearly...
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Excess in apparel is another costly folly. The very trimming of the vain world would clothe all the naked ones.
It were happy if we studied nature more in natural things; and acted according to nature, whose rules are few, plain, and most reasonable.
We would be happy if we studied nature more in natural things; and acted according to nature, whose rules are few, plain, and most reasonable.
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment the treasurer, of a wise man.
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.