Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
More quotes by William Penn
Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
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.
Did we believe a final Reckoning and Judgment; or did we think enough of what we do believe, we would allow more Love in Religion than we do; since Religion it self is nothing else but Love to God and Man. He that lives in Love lives in God, says the Beloved Disciple: And to be sure a Man can live no where better. It is most reasonable Men should value that Benefit, which is most durable. Now Tongues shall cease, and Prophecy fail, and Faith shall be consummated in Sight, and Hope in Enjoyment; but Love remains.
More quotes about Wisdom
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.
It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.