William Penn: Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims


Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims

by William Penn

Published: 1682


Born in 1644, William Penn's wisdom reflects a simpler time in history when the focus was on moral principles for living.


The third work included in Volume 1 of the Harvard Classics, Some Fruits of Solitude contains Penn's proverbs and teachings, the product of his life, faith, and Quaker roots. His short quotes and simple truths still resonate today.

Covering 165 subjects with almost 300 specific sayings and teachings about friendship, discipline, conversation, religion and more, the book is a deliberate guide to our daily lives and interaction with others.

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