Words matter. These are the best William Penn Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
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.
Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
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.
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
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.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
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.
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
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.
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.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
To be a man’s own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody’s.
Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it.
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.