Thomas Paine Quotes

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

Action and care will in time wear down the strongest frame, but guilt and melancholy are poisons of quick dispatch.

Thomas Paine

Political Liberty consists in the power of doing whatever does not injure another. The exercise of the natural rights of every [human], has no other limits than those which are necessary to secure to every other [human] the free exercise of the same rights.

Thomas Paine

These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it Now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection

Thomas Paine

Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine

Characer is much easier kept than recovered.

Thomas Paine

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Thomas Paine

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection

Thomas Paine

Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.

Thomas Paine

That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not

Thomas Paine
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