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William Penn Quotes

(1644-1718), British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

Category: Abstinence

The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.

Category: Ambition

They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.

Category: Blame

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.

Category: Books And Reading

Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope.

Category: Business

To be like Christ is to be a Christian.

Category: Christians And Christianity

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.

Category: Churches

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

Category: Confidence

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.

Category: Control

He that lives to forever, never fears dying.

Category: Death And Dying

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

Category: Democracy

If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.

Category: Discipline

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.

Category: Fathers

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.

Category: Fathers

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

Category: Friends And Friendship