Quotes by William Penn

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

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
– William Penn

Religion is nothing else but love to God and man.
– William Penn

I know no religion that destroys courtesy, civility, and kindness.
– William Penn

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
– William Penn

Time is what we want most,but what we use worst.
– William Penn

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

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
– William Penn

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.

– 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

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
– William Penn

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

People are more afraid of the laws of Man than of God, because their punishment seems to be nearest.
– William Penn

To be dexterous in danger is a virtue; but to court danger to show it, is weakness.
– William Penn

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