William Penn (24 October 1644 (O.S. 14 October 1644) – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.
Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
They have a Right to censure, that have a Heart to help: The rest is Cruelty, not Justice.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
Kings in this should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
For we put the power in the people.
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.
To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility.
An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
The public must and will be served.
If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.
Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it.
To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavour to warp and spoil it to their turn.
Religion it self is nothing else but Love to God and Man.
He that lives in Love lives in God, says the Beloved Disciple: And to be sure a Man can live no where better. It is most reasonable Men should value that Benefit, which is most durable. Now Tongues shall cease, and Prophecy fail, and Faith shall be consummated in Sight, and Hope in Enjoyment; but Love remains.Love is indeed Heaven upon Earth; since Heaven above would not be Heaven without it: For where there is not Love; there is Fear: But perfect Love casts out Fear. And yet we naturally fear most to offend what we most Love. What we Love, we
We need to stop arguing about Christ and start living like Christ.
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
Nothing but a good life can fit men for a better one hereafter.
Disappointments that aren't a result of our own foolishness are a testing of our faith or a correction from heaven, and it is our own fault if these disappointments don't work for our own good.
If thou wouldst be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an indifferency for more than what is sufficient.