Famous Quotes from ...

William Penn



    Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

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    Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

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

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    Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

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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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    They that Marry for Money cannot have the true Satisfaction of Marriage; the requisite Means being wanting.

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    Men being born with a title to perfect freedom and uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of nature . . . no one can be put out of his estate and subjected to the political view of another, without his consent.

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    Death then, being the way and condition of life, we cannot love to live if we cannot bear to die

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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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    Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children

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    The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune

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    Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.

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    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

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    Friendship . . . is an Union of Spirits, a Marriage of Hearts, and the Bond thereof Vertue.

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