William Penn

William Penn


Colonial Quaker leader whose strong beliefs in democracy and religious freedom led to the formation of the state of Pennsylvania. He directly helped plan and and develop the city of Philadelphia.
  • When was
    William Penn born?

    William Penn was born on Friday, October 14, 1644

  • Where was
    William Penn born?

    William Penn was born in London, England

  • How old is
    William Penn?

    William Penn is 375

Best Quotes

  • 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.
  • To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
  • Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
  • He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
  • It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
  • Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
  • Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
  • Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.
  • Men must be governed by God, or they will be ruled by tyrants.
  • 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.
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