FAMOUS QUOTES ABOUT THOMAS PAINE

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” – Thomas Paine

“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” – Thomas Paine

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.” – Thomas Paine

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

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” – Thomas Paine

“When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.” – Thomas Paine

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

“Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe.” – Thomas Paine

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” – Thomas Paine

“Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.” – Thomas Paine

“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.” – Thomas Paine

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.” – Thomas Paine

“Reason obeys itself, and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” – Thomas Paine QUOTES ABOUT SHOWING UP IN LIFE

“We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.” – Thomas Paine

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” – Thomas Paine

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” – Thomas Paine

“No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall too soon, if he suffer or if he fall in defense of the liberties and Constitution of his country.” – Thomas Paine

“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

“Society is produced by our wants, and government by wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices.” – Thomas Paine

“It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.” – Thomas Paine

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

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

“Every religion is good that teaches man to be good.” – Thomas Paine

“The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind.” – Thomas Paine

“Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.” – Thomas Paine