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.
More quotes by William Penn
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Moms. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
This is the comfort of the godly: the grave cannot hold them, and they live as soon as they die. For death is no more than turning us over from time to eternity.
More quotes about Wisdom
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?
Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.