Thomas Paine Quotes

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

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

Thomas Paine

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine

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

A man does not serve God when he prays, for it is himself he is trying to serve

Thomas Paine

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.

Thomas Paine

Though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire

Thomas Paine

We have it in our power to begin the world over again.

Thomas Paine

We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities

Thomas Paine

Time makes more converts than reason.

Thomas Paine
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