Thomas Paine Quotes

Panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstone of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might have lain forever undiscovered.

Thomas Paine

We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised to furnish new pretenses for revenue and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without a tribute

Thomas Paine

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

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.

Thomas Paine

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Thomas Paine

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.

Thomas Paine

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.

Thomas Paine

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

Thomas Paine

It is with pious fraud as with a bad action; it begets a calamitous necessity of going on.

Thomas Paine

He that is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.

Thomas Paine

Most other passions have their periods of fatigue and rest, their suffering and their cure; but obstinacy has n (Quote by - resource, and the first wound is mortal.

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The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.

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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.

Thomas Paine

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Thomas Paine

hose who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it

Thomas Paine

Time makes more converts than reason.

Thomas Paine
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