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William Penn. (1644–1718).  Fruits of Solitude.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Part I
 
Right-timing
 
 
159. Do nothing improperly. Some are Witty, Kind, Cold, Angry, Easie, Stiff, Jealous, Careless, Cautious, Confident, Close, Open, but all in the wrong Place.  1
  160. It is all mistaking where the Matter is of Importance.  2
  161. It is not enough that a thing be Right, if it be not fit to be done. If not Imprudent, tho’ Just, it is not advisable. He that loses by getting, had better lose than get.  3
 

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