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Thomas Paine

Top 10 Thomas Paine Quotes,  English
Total Quotes : 26
Reach Own Will

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

Peace Army Principles

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

- Thomas Paine

Discourage Mischief Use

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.

- Thomas Paine

Wisdom Habit Superficial

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

- Thomas Paine

Heart Dagger Vatican

The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.

- Thomas Paine

Government Necessary Evil

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

- Thomas Paine

Peace Trouble May

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

- Thomas Paine

National Institutions Set

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

- Thomas Paine

Want Nation Benefits

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

- Thomas Paine

Equality Doing Religious

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

- Thomas Paine

Freedom Expect Fatigue

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

- Thomas Paine

Religion World Country

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

- Thomas Paine

Character Think Angels

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

- Thomas Paine

Love Fear Distress

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

- Thomas Paine

Tyranny Affect Mankind

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.

- Thomas Paine

Mind Own My Own

My mind is my own church.

- Thomas Paine

Strength Wholly Consists

The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.

- Thomas Paine

Shadow Horizon Last

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

- Thomas Paine

Men Souls Times

These are the times that try men's souls.

- Thomas Paine

Smile Distress Grows

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

- Thomas Paine