William Penn Quotes

Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.

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

A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both as his honest interest leads him.

Some men do as much begrudge others a good name, as they want one themselves: and perhaps that is the reason of it.

To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.

If thou rise with an Appetite, thou art sure never to sit down without one.

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.

Equivocation is half-way to lying, and lying the whole way to hell.

The receipts of cookery are swelled to a volume; but a good stomach excels them all.