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 :: 1644-1718, British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

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No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
~ William Penn - [Control]

 

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No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
~ William Penn - [Pain]

 

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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 - [Temper]

 

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Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
~ William Penn - [Confidence]

 

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

 

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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 - [Right and Rightness]

 

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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 - [Past]

 

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The public must and will be served.
~ William Penn - [Service]

 

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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 - [Ambition]

 

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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 - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
~ William Penn - [Blame]

 

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To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
~ William Penn - [Virtue]

 

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To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
~ William Penn - [Christians and Christianity]

 

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To hazard much to get much has more of avarice than wisdom.
~ William Penn - [Greed]

 

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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 - [Silence]

 

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

 

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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 - [Praise]

 

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