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William Penn Quotes

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Haste makes Work which Caution prevents.
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#Caution

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Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it
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#Quotes

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Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
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#English Leader #Insurance

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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.
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#Business #Abundance

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Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants
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#God

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Where God does not govern, tyrants will rule
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#God

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I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
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The Humble, Meek, Merciful, Just, Pious and Devout Souls, are everywhere of one religion; and when Death has taken off the Mask, they will know one another, though the divers Liveries they wear here make them Strangers.
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#Death

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If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.
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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.
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#Friends Or Friendship

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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.
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#English Leader #Debt

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The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves
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#Jealousy

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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.
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If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools.
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#Folly

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Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.
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We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, -- for parents sometimes chide their children too severely; nor brothers only, -- for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts, we are all one flesh and blood.
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#Advantage

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Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
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#Authority #English Leader

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Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us.
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Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
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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.
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#Enjoyment #English Leader

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A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both as his honest interest leads him
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#Honest

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Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.
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#English Leader #Judgment

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If it be an evil to judge rashly or untruly any single man, how much a greater sin it is to condemn a whole people.
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#Evil

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True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
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#English Leader