Quotes by Thomas Paine

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
– Thomas Paine

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
– Thomas Paine

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
– Thomas Paine

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
– Thomas Paine

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

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

He who dares not offend cannot be honest.
– Thomas Paine

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

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

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

The most formidable weapons against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.
– Thomas Paine

Truth never envelops itself in mystery, and the mystery in which it is at any time enveloped is the work of its antagonist, and never of itself.
– Thomas Paine

Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness.
– Thomas Paine

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

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

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

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself – that is my doctrine.
– Thomas Paine

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

Beware the greedy hand of government, thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.
– Thomas Paine

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

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