50 William Penn Quotes On Religion, Death, Kindness

William Penn was the son of the admiral and politician, Sir William Penn. Penn was a writer, early member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). These inspirational William Penn quotes will change your life.

Best William Penn Quotes

  1. “Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” – William Penn
  2. “The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” – William Penn
  3. “Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn
  4. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn
  5. “Peace can only be secured by justice; never by force of arms.” – William Penn
  6. “Death is only a horizon, and a horizon is only the limit of your sight. Open your eyes to see more clearly.” – William Penn
  7. “Never despise what you don’t understand.” – William Penn
  8. “I shall pass through life but once. Let me show kindness now, as I shall not pass this way again.” – William Penn
  9. “No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.” – William Penn
  10. “Let us see what love can do.” – William Penn

  11. “There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom.” – William Penn
  12. “The truest end of life is to know the life that never ends.” – William Penn
  13. “Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.” – William Penn
  14. “Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.” – William Penn
  15. “Inquiry is human; blind obedience brutal. Truth never loses by the one but often suffers by the other.” – William Penn
  16. “Let men be good, and the Government cannot be bad.” – William Penn
  17. “The best recreation is to do good.” – William Penn
  18. “Those who live to live forever, never fear dying.” – William Penn
  19. “O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.” – William Penn
  20. “In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.” – William Penn
  21. “Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.” – William Penn
  22. “If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools.” – William Penn

  23. “Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment the treasurer, of a wise man.” – William Penn
  24. “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn
  25. “Always remember to bound thy thoughts to the present occasion.” – William Penn
  26. “Death cannot kill what never dies.” – William Penn
  27. “Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.” – William Penn
  28. “Anything less than full justice is cruelty.” – William Penn
  29. “Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn
  30. “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” – William Penn
  31. “Death then, being the way and condition of life, we cannot love to live if we cannot bear to die.” – William Penn
  32. “Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us.” – William Penn
  33. “Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.” – William Penn

  34. Friendship is the union of spirits, a marriage of hearts, and the bond thereof virtue” – William Penn
  35. “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do … let me do it now.” – William Penn
  36. “If thou wouldn’t conquer thy weakness, thou must not gratify it.” – William Penn
  37. “Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.” – William Penn
  38. “Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good.” – William Penn
  39. “We have a call to do good, as often as we have the power and occasion.” – William Penn
  40. “If thou thinkest twice before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it.” – William Penn
  41. “Where Example keeps pace with Authority, Power hardly fails to be obeyed.” – William Penn
  42. “Be sure that religion cannot be right that a man is the worse for having.” – William Penn

  43. “It is a severe rebuke upon us, that God makes us so many allowances, and we make so few to our neighbor.” – William Penn
  44. “We are too careless of posterity; not considering that as they are, so the next generation will be.” – William Penn
  45. “For though Death be a dark passage, it leads to immortality, and that is recompense enough for the suffering of it.” – William Penn
  46. “Next to God, thy parents.” – William Penn
  47. “No people can be truly happy… if abridged of the freedom of their consciences” – William Penn
  48. “To be furious in religion is to be irreligiously religious.” – William Penn
  49. “Covetousness is the greatest of monsters, as well as the root of all evil.” – William Penn
  50. “For we put the power in the people.” – William Penn

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