Thomas Paine quotes

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As to you, sir, treacherous to private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in p ...
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contem ...
In the progress of politics, as in the common occurrences of life, we are not only apt to forget the ground we have travelled over ...
Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an into ...
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered. Yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious ...
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the servic ...
Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to ...
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