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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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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. 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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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.
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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Results from Rand Lindsly's Quotations:

Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the bible is filled, it would seem more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809), in his "The Rights of Man" (1791)

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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 (1737 - 1809)
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the bible is filled, it would seem more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
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Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809), "The Age of Reason"
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