Thomas paine Quotes

Reason obeys itself; and ig...

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. ...Thomas Paine
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No country can be called free which is governed by an absolute power; and ...

No country can be called free which is governed by an absolute power; and it matters not whether it be an absolute royal power or an absolute legislative power, as the consequences will be the same to the people. ...Thomas Paine
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The greatest tyrannies are alw...

The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes. ...Thomas Paine
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The story of the whale swallowing Jonah, though a whale is large enough t...

The story of the whale swallowing Jonah, though a whale is large enough to do it, borders greatly on the marvelous; but it would have approached nearer to the idea of a miracle if Jonah had swallowed the whale. ...Thomas Paine
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Peace, which costs nothing, is attended...

Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage than any victory with all its expence. ...Thomas Paine
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The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but...

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind. ...Thomas Paine
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If I do not believe as you believe, it pr...

If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves. ...Thomas Paine
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"To argue with a person who has renou...

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine
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"A body of men holding themselves...

"A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody." -Thomas Paine
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Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and pres...

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them. ...Thomas Paine
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"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow ...

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." -- Thomas Paine
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"The most formidable weapo...

"The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason." -- Thomas Paine
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β€œThe harder the confli...

β€œThe harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” β€” Thomas Paine
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Those who want to reap the benefit...

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine.
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"Reputation is what men and women...

"Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us" - Thomas Paine
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"That which we obtain too easily we esteem too lightly. ...

"That which we obtain too easily we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods." Thomas Paine
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β€œThe harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we...

β€œThe harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.” Thomas Paine
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β€œIn America the law is king. For as in absolute governmen...

β€œIn America the law is king. For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other.” -- Thomas Paine, 1776
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"When we are planning for posterit...

"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." β€”Thomas Paine (1776)
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"To argue with a person who has renou...

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” - Thomas Paine
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"Those who expect to reap the blessing...

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it." -Thomas Paine
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"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose phil...

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.” ― Thomas Paine, The American Crisis
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Those who want to reap the benefit...

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine.
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"That which we obtain ...

"That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly." - Thomas Paine
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My country is the wor...

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. β€” Thomas Paine
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'It is the duty of the Patr...

'It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his country from its government.'- Thomas Paine
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The real man smiles in trouble, ga...

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. - Thomas Paine
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"The World is my country, all m...

"The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
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He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from ...

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809)
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"If there must be trouble, l...

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." -Thomas Paine
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The Harder the Strugg...

The Harder the Struggle, the More Glorious the Triumph. - Thomas Paine
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"Time makes more...

"Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine
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β€œThe World is my country, all mankind...

β€œThe World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” -Thomas Paine, Founding Father
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"My country is the wor...

"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good." - Thomas Paine
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"...to read the Bible without horror, we must ...

"...to read the Bible without horror, we must undo every thing that is tender, sympathising, and benevolent in the heart of man." - Thomas Paine
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"We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situat...

"We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand." -Thomas Paine
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"Time makes more...

"Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine
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"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even ...

"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -Thomas Paine
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"To argue with a person who has renou...

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." β€” Thomas Paine
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"Society in every state is a blessi...

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is a necessary evil" -Thomas Paine
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"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian o...

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." Thomas Paine
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"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philo...

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture." - Thomas Paine's The American Crisis
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"I prefer peace, but if trouble must c...

"I prefer peace, but if trouble must come, let it come in my time so that my children can live in peace." - Thomas Paine
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"He pities the pluma...

"He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird." - Thomas Paine
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β€œGovernment even in its best state ...

β€œGovernment even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one”-Thomas Paine
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By Thomas Paine in 1776, ...

By Thomas Paine in 1776, "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."
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"Mingling religion with politics may be disavowed and r...

"Mingling religion with politics may be disavowed and reprobated by every inhabitant of America." - Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense and Enlightenment era philosopher.
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"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even ...

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." - Thomas Paine
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"...and these pious [priests], like their predecessors, contend and wrangle, and understand...

"...and these pious [priests], like their predecessors, contend and wrangle, and understand the Bible; each understands it differently, but each understands it best; and they have agreed in nothing but in telling their readers that Thomas Paine understands it not." -Thomas Paine
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Each of those churches accuses the other...

Each of those churches accuses the other of unbelief and, for my own part; I disbelieve them all~ Thomas Paine "Age of Reason"
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"Government, even in its best state, ...

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." - Thomas Paine
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"Where knowledge is...

"Where knowledge is a duty, ignorance is a crime." -Thomas Paine
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All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, o...

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. -Thomas Paine
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Those who expect to reap the benefits...

Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine
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β€Ž"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even ...

β€Ž"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." - Thomas Paine
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