24 William Penn Quotes

  • "A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Marriage, Money


  • "Religion is the fear of God, and its demonstration good works; and faith is the root of both: "For without faith we cannot please God;" nor can we fear what we do not believe."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Faith


  • "Is it reasonable to take it ill, that anybody desires of us that which is their own? All we have is the Almighty's; and shall not God have his own when he calls for it?"

    - William Penn
    Topics: Death


  • "And yet we are very apt to be full of ourselves, instead of Him that made what we so much value, and but for whom we can have no reason to value ourselves."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Pride


  • "Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Love


  • "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
    Topics: Drunkenness, Health, Quarreling


  • "For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Death, Eternity, Time


  • "Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property, and obedience is the premium which we pay for it."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Justice, Obedience


  • "It is a coal from God's altar must kindle our fire; and without fire, true fire, no acceptable sacrifice."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Suffering, Fire, Sacrifice


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

    - William Penn
    Topics: Friendship


  • "If we would amend the world we should mend ourselves; and teach our children to be, not what we are, but what they should be."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Children


  • "Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Conversion


  • "If we are not governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Government


  • "God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers."

    - William Penn
    Topics: Temptation



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