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…He that covets can no more be a moral man than he that steals; since he does so in this mind.  Nor can he be one that robs his neighbor of his credit, or that craftily undermines him of his trade, or office.

                – William Penn, Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 107. 

 William Penn on this date, 10/27/1682, arrived in America.  He was an English Quaker, a colonist, and the founder of Pennsylvania (which he named after his father).  He wrote “No Cross, no Crown; a Discourse showing the Nature & Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ” (1688).

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The truest end of life is to know that life never ends.

                – William Penn, Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 94.

 

If I am even with my enemy, the debt is paid; but if I forgive it I oblige him forever. 

                – William Penn, Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 103.

 

Truth has never lost ground by inquiry.

                – William Penn, Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 137.

 

William Penn on this date, 9/3/1667, was imprisoned for faith 1667.  His principal and perhaps most popular theological work was No Cross, no Crown; a Discourse showing the Nature & Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ

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