William Penn

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William Penn ( (O.S. 14 October 1644) 24 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed. In 1681 King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately set sail and took his first step on American soil in New Castle in 1682. On this occasion, the colonists pledged allegiance to Penn as their new proprietor, and the first general assembly was ... More

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William Penn #Death #Time

Photo of William Penn For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
William Penn #Friendship

Photo of William Penn A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
William Penn #God #Men

Photo of William Penn Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
William Penn #Government

Photo of William Penn Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
William Penn #Health

Photo of William Penn True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn #Jealousy

Photo of William Penn The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
William Penn #Knowledge

Photo of William Penn Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.
William Penn #Time

Photo of William Penn Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
William Penn #Trust

Photo of William Penn Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
William Penn #Truth

Photo of William Penn Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
William Penn #Wisdom

Photo of William Penn Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
William Penn #Beauty #Marriage #Money

Photo of William Penn In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
William Penn #Faith #Patience

Photo of William Penn Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
William Penn #Wisdom

Photo of William Penn He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
William Penn #Knowledge

Photo of William Penn Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
William Penn #Power

Photo of William Penn The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
William Penn #Learning

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

Photo of 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.