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Thomas Paine Quotes: "The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."

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




Thomas Paine Quotes: "A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody."

A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.




Thomas Paine Quotes: "He who dares not offend cannot be honest."

He who dares not offend cannot be honest.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit."

[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit.




Thomas Paine Quotes: "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

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




Thomas Paine Quotes: "Religion is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel."

Religion is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "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."

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

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Our greatest enemies, the ones we must fight most often, are within."

Our greatest enemies, the ones we must fight most often, are within.




Thomas Paine Quotes: "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."

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

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Character is much easier kept than recovered."

Character is much easier kept than recovered.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "These are the times that try men's souls."

These are the times that try men's souls.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests."

One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "There are two distinct classes of men - those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

There are two distinct classes of men - those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The Deist needs none of those tricks and shows called miracles to confirm his faith, for what can be a greater miracle than the creation itself, and his own existence?"

The Deist needs none of those tricks and shows called miracles to confirm his faith, for what can be a greater miracle than the creation itself, and his own existence?




Thomas Paine Quotes: "The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed."

The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary."

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "...It would be more consistent that we call [the Bible] the work of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind."

...It would be more consistent that we call [the Bible] the work of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness."

Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes."

The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think."

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Men should not petition for rights, but take them"

Men should not petition for rights, but take them



Thomas Paine Quotes: "A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support."

A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "When all other rights are taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect."

When all other rights are taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax"

The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Where knowledge is a duty, ignorance is a crime."

Where knowledge is a duty, ignorance is a crime.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to part."

Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to part.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "In a chariot of light from the region of the day, the Goddess of Liberty came. She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love, the plant she named Liberty Tree."

In a chariot of light from the region of the day, the Goddess of Liberty came. She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love, the plant she named Liberty Tree.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wrangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them."

Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wrangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error."

It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "That government is best which governs least."

That government is best which governs least.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind."

The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime."

You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow."

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry."

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "When extraordinary power and extraordinary pay are allotted to any individual in a government, he becomes the center, round which every kind of corruption generates and forms."

When extraordinary power and extraordinary pay are allotted to any individual in a government, he becomes the center, round which every kind of corruption generates and forms.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good."

Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.