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About William Penn
William Penn was an English Quaker, philosopher and landowner best remembered for being the founder of the colony of Pennsylvania. His democratic principles such as civil rights and religious freedom significantly inspired the United States Constitution.
He was married twice. His first marriage was to Gulielma Maria Springett, with whom he fathered eight children. After Gulielma’s death, he got married to his second wife Hannah Margaret Callowhill, with whom he had eight children, including Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Sr.
He was arrested and jailed on numerous occasions because of his faith.
He strongly opposed slavery in America.
In 1984, the then President of the United States, Ronald Reagan named him an honorary citizen of the United States.
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Famous quotes by William Penn
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.William Penn
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
Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.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
Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.William Penn
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.William Penn
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.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
Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.William Penn
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.William Penn
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.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
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.William Penn
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.William Penn
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.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
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.William Penn
William Penn's Popularity
William Penn was a famous English businessman, founder of Pennsylvania, who was born on October 14, 1644. As a person born on this date, William Penn is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (October 14).
People born on October 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. William Penn is the 858th most popular Libra.
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