William Penn Quote
“A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”
The Select Works of William Penn (J.Phillips, 1782), p. 133, "Reflections and Maxims"
The select works of William Penn, Volume 3 (1825), p. 388, "Reflections and Maxims, No. 503"
Born: October 14, 1644
Died: July 30, 1718 (aged 73)
Bio: William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early champion of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians.
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