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William Penn quotes (17)

A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil that good may come of it. We are too ready to retaliate rather than forgive or gain by love and information. Force may subdue but love gains. And one that forgives first wins the laurel.
William Penn   Category: Evil

The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
William Penn   Category: Ambition

Passion is the mob of the man that commits a riot upon his reason.
William Penn   Category: Passion

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers.
William Penn   Category: Temper

Always rise from the table with an appetite and you will never sit down without one.
William Penn   Category: Humor

Knowledge is the treasure but judgment the treasurer of a wise man.
William Penn   Category: Judgment

Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
William Penn   Category: Past

Where Example keeps pace with Authority Power hardly fails to be obey'd.
William Penn   Category: Authority

He that lives to live forever never fears dying.
William Penn   Category: Death

No pain no palm; no thorns no throne; no gall no glory; no cross no crown.
William Penn   Category: Flower

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
William Penn   Category: Government

We have a call to do good as often as we have the power and occasion.
William Penn   Category: God

To be innocent is to be not guilty; But to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
William Penn   Category: Innocent

Pseudonym: Will Rogers
William Penn Adair   Category: Unsorted

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
William Penn   Category: Children

Avoid popularity; it has many snares and no real benefit.
William Penn   Category: Popular

Governments like docks go from the motion men give them and as governments are made and moved by men so by them they are ruined also. Therefore governments depend upon men rather then men upon governments.
William Penn   Category: Unsorted