141 Total Quotes

Thomas Paine Quotes

Thomas Paine
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection
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#Brave

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Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
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#English Writer #Angels

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Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
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#English Writer

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Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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#Action

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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 be 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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#Bible

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If a God, he could not suffer death, for immortality cannot die, and as a man his death could be no more than the death of any other person
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#Death

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An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
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#English Writer #Army

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If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
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#English Writer

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These are times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.
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#Crisis

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The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
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#Patriotic #Country

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Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.
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#American Writer #Fatigue

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It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
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#Happiness

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I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
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#English Writer #Equality

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Is it popular to pay our debts, to do justice, to defend the injured and insulted country, to protect the aged and the infant, and give top liberty a land to live in? Then must taxation, as the means by which these things are done, be popular likewi
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#Country

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It has been the political career of this man to begin with hypocrisy, proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt
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#Arrogance

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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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#English Writer

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Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law
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#Persecution

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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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#English Writer #Citizenship

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Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities
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#New Testament

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All the tales of miracles, with which the Old and New Testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to believe
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#Miracles

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The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
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#English Writer #Heart

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Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society
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#Society

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Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS -- our inferior one varies with the place.
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#Character