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William Penn (1644 - 1718)
English religious leader and colonist [more author details]
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A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
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Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.
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If a civil word or two will render a man happy, he must be a wretch indeed who will not give them to him. Such a disposition is like lighting another man's candle by one's own, which loses none of its brilliancy by what the other gains.
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If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants.
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Let the people think they govern, and they will be governed.
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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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Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely.
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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.
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True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
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Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
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