Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Thomas Paine
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.
Thomas Paine (1737–1809), Anglo-American political theorist, writer. Common Sense (1778).
Written as part of a series of pamphlets and entitled The American Crisis V and signed Common Sense; essay addressed to Sir William Howe.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.