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Quotations by William Penn

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

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.

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.

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

Frugality is good, if liberality be joined with it. The first is leaving off superfluous expenses; the last bestowing them to the benefit of others that need. The first without the last begets covetousness — the last without the first begets prodigality.

Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.

Have a care, therefore, where there is more sail than ballast.

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

He that lives forever, never fears dying.