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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
US patriot & political philosopher [more author details]
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Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad.
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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.
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Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.
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Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
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The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
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The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
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To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
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What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.
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When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
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A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792
When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir.
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Thomas Paine, Common Sense
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.
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Thomas Paine, The Crisis, no. 1
We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.
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Thomas Paine, The Crisis, no. 4, September 11, 1777

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