Thomas Paine Quotes

Thomas Paine Quotes
“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
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~Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

“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.”
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
~ Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”
~ Thomas Paine

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”
~ Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”
~ Thomas Paine, A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America