William Penn — English Leader born on October 14, 1644, died on July 30, 1718

William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed... (wikipedia)

Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
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.
Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

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