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William Penn Love Quotes and Sayings

William Penn Love Quotes and Sayings

1. They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can spirits ever be divided, that love and live in the same divine principle, the root and record of their friendship. If absence be not death, neither is theirs. Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.

2. Let us try what love will do.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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Excerpt from Wikipedia: William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early champion of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.
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Sayings by William Penn

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

2. Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

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

4. In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.

5. 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.

6. True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

7. I know no religion that destroys courtesy, civility, and kindness.

8. If we would mend the World, we should mend Ourselves; and teach our Children to be, not what we are, but what they should be.

9. He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left to him owes to his father’s care.

10. 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.

11. No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.

12. Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

13. Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

14. Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.

15. Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.

16. To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.

17. He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.

18. Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

19. The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.