Thomas Paine Quotes

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Thomas Paine quotes: In mourning the plumage, he forgot the dying bird In mourning the plumage, he forgot the dying bird
Thomas Paine quotes: I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes. I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is a faculty of the human mind to become what it contemplates, and to act in unison with its object. It is a faculty of the human mind to become what it contemplates, and to act in unison with its object.
Thomas Paine quotes: Every person of learning is finally his own teacher. Every person of learning is finally his own teacher.
Thomas Paine quotes: To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
Thomas Paine quotes: The Allwise Creator hath been dishonored by being made the author of fable and the human mind degraded by believing it. The Allwise Creator hath been dishonored by being made the author of fable and the human mind degraded by believing it.
Thomas Paine quotes: The Christian religion begins with a dream and ends with a murder. The Christian religion begins with a dream and ends with a murder.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error. It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.
Thomas Paine quotes: Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities. Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
Thomas Paine quotes: Some people can be reasoned into sense, and others must be shocked into it. Some people can be reasoned into sense, and others must be shocked into it.
Thomas Paine quotes: Most wise men, in their private sentiments, have ever treated hereditary right with contempt; yet Most wise men, in their private sentiments, have ever treated hereditary right with contempt; yet
Thomas Paine quotes: Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad. Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is a position not to be controverted, that the earth ... was and ever would have continued to be, the COMMON PROPERTY OF THE HUMAN RACE. It is a position not to be controverted, that the earth ... was and ever would have continued to be, the COMMON PROPERTY OF THE HUMAN RACE.
Thomas Paine quotes: The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy. The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
Thomas Paine quotes: Mystery is the antagonist of truth. It is a fog of human invention, that obscures truth, and represents it in distortion. Mystery is the antagonist of truth. It is a fog of human invention, that obscures truth, and represents it in distortion.
Thomas Paine quotes: A share in two revolutions is living to some purpose. A share in two revolutions is living to some purpose.
Thomas Paine quotes: What is called a republic, is not any particular form of government ... it is naturally opposed to the word monarchy, which means arbitrary power. What is called a republic, is not any particular form of government ... it is naturally opposed to the word monarchy, which means arbitrary power.
Thomas Paine quotes: Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title. Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
Thomas Paine quotes: Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to part. Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to part.
Thomas Paine quotes: The fate of Charles I has only made kings more subtle, not more just. The fate of Charles I has only made kings more subtle, not more just.
Thomas Paine quotes: A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men. A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men.
Thomas Paine quotes: for no man expects to be loved himself for his crime or for his enmity. for no man expects to be loved himself for his crime or for his enmity.
Thomas Paine quotes: The cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf. The cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.
Thomas Paine quotes: To take away (voting) is to reduce a man to slavery. To take away (voting) is to reduce a man to slavery.
Thomas Paine quotes: The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
Thomas Paine quotes: But from the errors of other nations let us learn wisdom, and lay hold of the present opportunity - to begin government at the right end. But from the errors of other nations let us learn wisdom, and lay hold of the present opportunity - to begin government at the right end.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is a general idea, that when taxes are once laid on, they are never taken off. It is a general idea, that when taxes are once laid on, they are never taken off.
Thomas Paine quotes: Wisdom is not the purchase of a day Wisdom is not the purchase of a day
Thomas Paine quotes: It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man. It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine quotes: Wisdom is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off. Wisdom is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off.
Thomas Paine quotes: Give me liberty, or give me death. Give me liberty, or give me death.
Thomas Paine quotes: Whether we sleep or wake, the vast machinery of the universe still goes on. Whether we sleep or wake, the vast machinery of the universe still goes on.
Thomas Paine quotes: The Bible is such a book of lies and contradictions there is no knowing which part to believe or whether any. The Bible is such a book of lies and contradictions there is no knowing which part to believe or whether any.
Thomas Paine quotes: The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system. The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system.
Thomas Paine quotes: Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law. Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is always to be taken for granted, that those who oppose an equality of rights never mean the exclusion should take place on themselves. It is always to be taken for granted, that those who oppose an equality of rights never mean the exclusion should take place on themselves.
Thomas Paine quotes: The period of debate is closed. Arms, as a last resource, must decide the contest. The period of debate is closed. Arms, as a last resource, must decide the contest.
Thomas Paine quotes: Evils, like poisons, have their uses, and there are diseases which no other remedy can reach. Evils, like poisons, have their uses, and there are diseases which no other remedy can reach.
Thomas Paine quotes: What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue. What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.
Thomas Paine quotes: The birthday of a new world is at hand. The birthday of a new world is at hand.
Thomas Paine quotes: The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind. The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.
Thomas Paine quotes: From such beginnings of governments, what could be expected, but a continual system of war and extortion? From such beginnings of governments, what could be expected, but a continual system of war and extortion?
Thomas Paine quotes: It is unpleasant to see character throw itself away. It is unpleasant to see character throw itself away.
Thomas Paine quotes: Governments arise either out of the people or over the people. Governments arise either out of the people or over the people.
Thomas Paine quotes: A government or an administration, who means and acts honestly, has nothing to fear, and consequently has nothing to conceal; A government or an administration, who means and acts honestly, has nothing to fear, and consequently has nothing to conceal;
Thomas Paine quotes: Virtue is not hereditary. Virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is a duty incumbent on every true deist, that he vindicates the moral justice of God against the calumnies of the Bible. It is a duty incumbent on every true deist, that he vindicates the moral justice of God against the calumnies of the Bible.
Thomas Paine quotes: The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance. The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
Thomas Paine quotes: THE WORD OF GOD IS THE CREATION WE BEHOLD: THE WORD OF GOD IS THE CREATION WE BEHOLD:
Thomas Paine quotes: It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the force of all the world It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the force of all the world
Thomas Paine quotes: Is the power who is jealous of our prosperity, a proper power to govern us? Is the power who is jealous of our prosperity, a proper power to govern us?
Thomas Paine quotes: If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine quotes: One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests. One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
Thomas Paine quotes: The stupid texts of the Bible - from which, be the talents of the preacher what they may, only stupid sermons can be preached. The stupid texts of the Bible - from which, be the talents of the preacher what they may, only stupid sermons can be preached.
Thomas Paine quotes: He, who survives his reputation, lives out of despite himself, like a man listening to his own reproach. He, who survives his reputation, lives out of despite himself, like a man listening to his own reproach.
Thomas Paine quotes: Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
Thomas Paine quotes: Long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, Long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT,
Thomas Paine quotes: When authors and critics talk of the sublime, they see not how nearly it borders on the ridiculous. When authors and critics talk of the sublime, they see not how nearly it borders on the ridiculous.
Thomas Paine quotes: From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom, From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom,
Thomas Paine quotes: The United States should be an asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty. The United States should be an asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty.
Thomas Paine quotes: Common sense will tell us, thatthe power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, themost improper to defend us. Common sense will tell us, that
the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the
most improper to defend us.
Thomas Paine quotes: It will be proper to take a review of the several sources from which governments have arisen, and on which they have been founded. It will be proper to take a review of the several sources from which governments have arisen, and on which they have been founded.
Thomas Paine quotes: My mind is my own church. My mind is my own church.
Thomas Paine quotes: When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine quotes: The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Thomas Paine quotes: I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace. I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
Thomas Paine quotes: My country is wherever liberty lives. My country is wherever liberty lives.
Thomas Paine quotes: Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine quotes: The more acquisitions the government makes abroad, the more taxes the people have to pay at home. The more acquisitions the government makes abroad, the more taxes the people have to pay at home.
Thomas Paine quotes: Prejudice will fall in a combat with interest. Prejudice will fall in a combat with interest.
Thomas Paine quotes: You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime. You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime.
Thomas Paine quotes: Human language is local and changeable, and is therefore incapable of being used as the means of unchangeable and universal information. Human language is local and changeable, and is therefore incapable of being used as the means of unchangeable and universal information.
Thomas Paine quotes: No nation ought to be without a debt. A national debt is a national bond; and when it bears no interest, is in no case a grievance. No nation ought to be without a debt. A national debt is a national bond; and when it bears no interest, is in no case a grievance.
Thomas Paine quotes: It is easy to see that when republican virtue fails, slavery ensues. It is easy to see that when republican virtue fails, slavery ensues.