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If thou wouldst be happy ... have an indifference for more than what is sufficient.
- William Penn | Happiness Quotes
The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.
- William Penn | Other Side Quotes
I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now ... as I shall not pass this way again.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
- William Penn | Friendship Quotes
There can be no friendship when there is no freedom. Friendship loves the free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
- William Penn | Friendship Quotes
O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
- William Penn | Prayer Quotes
I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now.
- William Penn | One Day Quotes
Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst.
- William Penn | One Day Quotes
Man, being made reasonable, and so a thinking creature, there is nothing more worthy of his being than the right direction and employment of his thoughts; since upon this depends both his usefulness to the public, and his own present and future benefit in all respects.
- William Penn | Positive Quotes
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
- William Penn | Adversity Quotes
The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.
- William Penn | Lighten up Quotes
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
- William Penn | Brevity Quotes
To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
- William Penn | Christian Quotes
All excess is ill, but drunkeness 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 | Drinking Quotes
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward, though sure of both at last.
- William Penn | Goodness Quotes
The smaller the drink, the clearer the head.
- William Penn | Intemperance Quotes
It were better to be of no church, than to be bitter for any.
- William Penn | Intolerance Quotes
A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both, as his honest interest leads him.
- William Penn | Neutrality Quotes
Next to God, thy parents.
- William Penn | Parent Quotes
Religion is nothing else but love to God and man.
- William Penn | Religion Quotes
Not to be provoked is best; but if moved, never correct till the fume is spent; for every stroke our fury strikes is sure to hit ourselves at last.
- William Penn | Revenge Quotes
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
- William Penn | Suffering Quotes
The smaller the drink, the clearer the head, and the cooler the blood.
- William Penn | Temperance Quotes
To be furious in religion is to be irreligiously religious.
- William Penn | Zeal Quotes


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