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

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

Related topics: Time

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
- William Penn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be like Christ is to be a Christian.
- 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

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

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

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

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau


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