Thomas Paine Quotes

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

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

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

Prejudice, like the spider, makes everywhere its home. It has neither taste nor choice of place, and all that it requires is room. If the one prepares her food by poisoning it to her palate and her use, the other does the same. Prejudice may be denominated the spider of the mind.

Thomas Paine

Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart.

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

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.

Thomas Paine

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

Thomas Paine
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