|William Penn. (16441718). Fruits of Solitude.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|270. It were an happy Day if Men could bound and qualifie their Resentments with Charity to the Offender: For then our Anger would be without Sin, and better convict and edifie the Guilty; which alone can make it lawful.|| 1|
| 271. Not to be provokd is best: But if movd, never correct till the Fume is spent; For every Stroke our Fury strikes, is sure to hit our selves at last.|| 2|
| 272. If we did but observe the Allowances our Reason makes upon Reflection, when our Passion is over, we could not want a Rule how to behave our selves again in the like Occasions.|| 3|
| 273. We are more prone to Complain than Redress, and to Censure than Excuse.|| 4|
| 274. It is next to unpardonable, that we can so often Blame what we will not once mend. It shews, we know, but will not do our Masters Will.|| 5|
| 275. They that censure, should Practice: Or else let them have the first stone, and the last too.|| 6|