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Summary

William Penn was a famous Leader from England, who lived between October 14, 1644 and July 30, 1718. He became 73 years old.

Biography

William Penn (born in London, died in Ruscombe, Berkshire) was an English Quaker.

Penn studied at Oxford in the years 1660 to 1662, but 1662 was expelled from the university, which was dominated by Anglicans. 1666 he returned to the family estate in Ireland where he joined the radical kvækerbevægelse. In 1681 he founded the North American state of Pennsylvania as a haven for the religiously persecuted. Penn was an advocate for religious freedom and prepared several draft constitution that included democratically elected legislative parliaments. Already in 1697 he threw out the first thoughts of a collection of the British colonies in North America

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topics: Words of Wisdom, Death, Health.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn

Famous quotes by William Penn (43)


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"The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs,
which are brief and pithy"
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"Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast"
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"In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self"
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"If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it"
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"Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire"
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"Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts"
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"Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit"
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"A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it"
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"Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense"
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"It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any"
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"Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom"
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"Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us"
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"O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand"
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"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"
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"For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity"
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"A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably"
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"True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment"
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"For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity"
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"Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers"
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"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst"
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"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"
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"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it"
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"Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee"
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"Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children"
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"Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works"
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"We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that"
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"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"
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"To be like Christ is to be a Christian"
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"Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns"
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"Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains"
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"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants"
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"He that lives to live forever, never fears dying"
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"He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end"
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"Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness"
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"The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune"
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"Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason"
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"Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it"
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"To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's"
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"Let the people think they govern and they will be governed"
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"Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man"
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"Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it"
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"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"
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"Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel"


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