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    American patriot & political philosopher
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    Quotes by Thomas Paine

    • Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad.
    • 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.
    • Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.
    • Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
    • The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
    • The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
    • To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
    • What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.
    • When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
    • 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 Rights of Man", 1792
    • When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir.
      Common Sense
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