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I expect to pass through this world but once.
by William Penn

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Related topics: Inspirational Affirmations

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- William Penn

 

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
- William Penn

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
- 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

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For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
- 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

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

Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.
- William Penn

Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property.
Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
- William Penn

Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.
- William Penn

To be a man's own fool is bad enough,
but the vain man is everybody's.
- William Penn

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
- William Penn

Much reading is an oppression of the mind,
and extinguishes the natural candle,
which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
- William Penn

Love grows.
Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is,
that one springs from an Union of Souls,
and the other from an Union of Sense.
- 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.
- William Penn

He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.
- William Penn

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility.
An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
- William Penn

Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity;
but,
for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.
- William Penn

Avoid popularity; it has many snares,
and no real benefit.
- William Penn

Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
- William Penn

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

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.
- William Penn

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it.
But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
- William Penn

A true friend freely, advises justly,
assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently,
defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
- William Penn

O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
- William Penn

They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
- William Penn

If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.
- William Penn

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders
than the arguments of its opposers.
- 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

To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
- William Penn

A good End cannot sanctify evil Means;
nor must we ever do Evil,
that Good may come of it.
- William Penn

Passion is a sort of fever in the mind,
which ever leaves us weaker than it found us.
- William Penn

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
- William Penn

Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
- William Penn

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride
and ignorance in costly attire.
- William Penn

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
- William Penn

Right is right, even if everyone is against it,
and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
- William Penn

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love.
Authority is for children and servants,
yet not without sweetness.
- William Penn

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their
horses and dogs than of their children.
- William Penn

Kings in this world should imitate God,
their mercy should be above their works.
- William Penn

Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
- William Penn

He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward,
but he is sure of both in the end.
- William Penn

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
- 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

True godliness does not turn men out of the world,
but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
- William Penn

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you expect nothing, you can
receive everything as a marvelous gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is like a butterfly,
it settles upon you when you least expect it.
- Anonymous

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.
- David Joseph Schwartz

Don't expect me to get excited over
another damn thing we need to find.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.
- James Freeman Clarke

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an
audience to understand all the nuances.
- Douglas Dunn

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils;
for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
- Alfred A. Montapert


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