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

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

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I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. William Penn

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True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. William Penn

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To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations. William Penn

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Men must be governed by God, or they will be ruled by tyrants. William Penn

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A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it. William Penn

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Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. William Penn

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

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He that lives to forever, never fears dying. William Penn

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No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. William Penn

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For we put the power in the people. William Penn

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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

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There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures. William Penn

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He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end. William Penn

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All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad. William Penn

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

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The public must and will be served. William Penn

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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. William Penn

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Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavour to warp and spoil it to their turn. William Penn

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

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In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body. William Penn

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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

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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. William Penn

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Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast. William Penn

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

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Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee. William Penn

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

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

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Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided. William Penn

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To be like Christ is to be a Christian. William Penn

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A private Life is to be preferrd; the Honour and Gain of publick Posts, bearing no proportion with the Comfort of it. William Penn

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

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They have a Right to censure, that have a Heart to help: The rest is Cruelty, not Justice. William Penn

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

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To hazard much to get much has more of avarice than wisdom. William Penn

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

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

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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. William Penn

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Kings in this should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works. William Penn

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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. William Penn

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Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise. William Penn