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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: "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "A man may write himself out of reputation when nobody else can do it."

A man may write himself out of reputation when nobody else can do it.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The greatest remedy for anger is delay."

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.




Thomas Paine Quotes: "Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things."

Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.



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

He who dares not offend cannot be honest.




Thomas Paine Quotes: "Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither."

Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace."

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society."

Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Every child born in the world must be considered as deriving its existence from God. The world is this new to him as it was to the first that existed, and his natural right in it is of the same kind."

Every child born in the world must be considered as deriving its existence from God. The world is this new to him as it was to the first that existed, and his natural right in it is of the same kind.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security."

The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.




Thomas Paine Quotes: "My own mind is my own church."

My own mind is my own church.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Kill the king but spare the man."

Kill the king but spare the man.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves."

If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "I choose my life to this free. I choose my life to be this way"

I choose my life to this free. I choose my life to be this way



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities."

Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply we esteem too lightly 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value."

The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply we esteem too lightly 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly 'tis dearness only that gives everything it's value."

The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly 'tis dearness only that gives everything it's value.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "For though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire."

For though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Time makes more converts than reason."

Time makes more converts than reason.



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

Character is much easier kept than recovered.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun."

The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "There exists in man a mass of sense lying in a dormant state, and which, unless something excites it to action, will descend with him, in that condition, to the grave."

There exists in man a mass of sense lying in a dormant state, and which, unless something excites it to action, will descend with him, in that condition, to the grave.



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: "Is the power who is jealous of our prosperity, a proper power to govern us?"

Is the power who is jealous of our prosperity, a proper power to govern us?



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: "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: "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: "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: "Could the straggling thoughts of individuals be collected, they would frequently form materials for wise and able men to improve into useful matter."

Could the straggling thoughts of individuals be collected, they would frequently form materials for wise and able men to improve into useful matter.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Nothing, they say is more certain than death, and nothing more uncertain than the time of dying"

Nothing, they say is more certain than death, and nothing more uncertain than the time of dying



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

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



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: "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: "He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third."

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "All the tales of miracles, with which the Old and New Testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to believe."

All the tales of miracles, with which the Old and New Testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to believe.



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: "Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics."

Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not."

To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself."

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.



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

That government is best which governs least.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "What better way for a ruling class to claim and hold power than to pose as the defenders of the nation."

What better way for a ruling class to claim and hold power than to pose as the defenders of the nation.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it."

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



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Persecution is not an original feature in any religion but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law."

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.



Thomas Paine Quotes: "We must be compelled to hold this doctrine to be false, and the old and new law called the Old and new Testament, to be impositions, fables and forgeries"

We must be compelled to hold this doctrine to be false, and the old and new law called the Old and new Testament, to be impositions, fables and forgeries



Thomas Paine Quotes: "Common sense will tell us, thatthe power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, themost improper to defend us."

Common sense will tell us, thatthe power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, themost improper to defend us.