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William Penn

Read through the most famous quotes from William Penn

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

— William Penn

#even #everyone #right #wrong

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

— William Penn


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

— William Penn

#inspirational #justice #truth #inspirational

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show...let me do it now.

— William Penn


Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.

— William Penn

#deathly-hallows #friendship #death

The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.

— William Penn


Wear none of thine own Chains; but keep free, whilst thou art free.

— William Penn


Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

— William Penn

#clothes #costly #excel #humility #ignorance

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.

— William Penn

#before #body #companion #friend #hast

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

— William Penn

#jealous #others #themselves #torment #troublesome

About William Penn

William Penn Quotes

Did you know about William Penn?

As a pacifist Quaker Penn considered the problems of war and peace deeply and included a plan for a United States of Europe ("European Dyet Parliament or Estates") in his voluminous writings. The democratic principles that he set forth in the Pennsylvania Frame of Government served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution. In 1704 they achieved their goal when the three southernmost counties of Pennsylvania were permitted to split off and become the new semi-autonomous colony of Lower Delaware.

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