Thomas Paine Quotes

62 Thomas Paine quotes:

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
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"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary"
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"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem to lightly."
"These are the times that try men's souls."
"The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy."
"To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not."
"But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing."
"It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same."
"The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance."
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."
"Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society"
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"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right."
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"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, say some, is the king of America? I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above."
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"Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'Tis time to part."
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"Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title."
"Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts."
"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."
"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one."
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice."
"[The Hits 1789-'97 George Washington was serenaded with new words to] God Save the King ... I don't know whether you have abandoned your old principles or whether you ever had any."
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