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Thomas Paine Quote: “Natural rights are those which always appertain to man in right of his existence. Of this kind are all the intellectual rights, or rights of the mind, and also all those rights of acting as an individual for his own comfort and happiness, which are not injurious to the rights of others.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Accustom a people to believe that priests, or any other class of men can forgive sins and you will have sins in abundance.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “A government of our own is our natural right.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “There is no greater tyranny than that of the dead over the living.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Those words, temperate and moderate, are words either of political cowardice, or of cunning, or seduction. 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 a species of vice.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “There is a happiness in Deism, when rightly understood, that is not to be found inany other system of religion. All other systems have something in them that either shock our reason, or are repugnant to it, and man, if he thinks at all, must stifle his reason in order to force himself to believe them.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “From such beginnings of governments, what could be expected, but a continual system of war and extortion?”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Religion is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Change of ministers amounts to nothing. One goes out, another comes in, and still the same measures, vices, and extravagances are pursued. It signifies not who is minister. The defect lies in the system. The foundation and superstructure of the government is bad. Prop it as you please, it continually sinks and ever will.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Every proprietor owes to the community a ground-rent for the land which he holds.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “When I see throughout this book, called the Bible, a history of the grossest vices and a collection of the most paltry and contemptible tales and stories, I could not so dishonor my Creator by calling it by His name.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “It is from the power of taxation being in the hands of those who can throw so great a part of it from their own shoulders, that it has raged without a check.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “When extraordinary power and extraordinary pay are allotted to any individual in a government, he becomes the center, round which every kind of corruption generates and forms.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “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.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “It is far better that we admitted a thousand devils to roam at large than that we permitted one such imposter and monster as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, and the Bible prophets, to come with the pretended word of God and have credit among us.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Death is not the monarch for the dead, but of the dying. The moment he obtains a conquest he loses a subject.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “The guilt of a government is the crime of a whole country.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Call to mind the sentiments which nature has engraved on the heart of every citizen, and which take a new force when they are solemnly recognised by all:-For a nation to love liberty, it is sufficient that she knows it; and to be free, it is sufficient that she wills it.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Each government accuses the other of perfidy, intrigue and ambition, as a means of heating the imagination of their respective nations, and incensing them to hostilities. Man is not the enemy of man, but through the medium of a false system of government.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “A world of little cares is continually arising, which busy or affluent life knows nothing of, to open the first door to distress. Hunger is not among the postponable wants; and a day, even a few hours, in such a condition is often the crisis of a life of ruin.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “If the present generation, or any other, are disposed to be slaves, it does not lessen the right of the succeeding generation to be free: wrongs cannot have a legal descent.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “The New Testament, they tell us, is founded upon the prophecies of the Old; if so, it must follow the fate of its foundation.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Let it then be heard, and let man learn to feel that the true greatness of a nation is founded on principles of humanity, and not on conquest.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “It is important that we should never lose sight of this distinction. We must not confuse the peoples with their governments...”
Thomas Paine Quote: “It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “There is a natural firmness in some minds, which cannot be unlocked by trifles, but which, when unlocked, discovers a cabinet of fortitude.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Nothing but heaven is impregnable to vice.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “I would give worlds, if I had them, if The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help! Stay with me! It is hell to be left alone.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “The period of debate is closed. Arms, as a last resource, must decide the contest.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Wisdom is not the purchase of a day.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “From the east to the west blow the trumpet to arms! Through the land let the sound of it flee; Let the far and the near all unite, with a cheer, In defense of our Liberty Tree.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “The United States should be an asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wrangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “A government of our own is our natural right; and when a man seriously reflects on the precariousness of human affairs, he will become convinced, that it is infinitely wiser and safer, to form a constitution of our own in a cool deliberate manner, while we have it in our power, than to trust such an interesting event to time and chance.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “Public money ought to be touched with the most scrupulous conscientiousness of honor. It is not the produce of riches only, but of the hard earnings of labor and poverty. It is drawn even from the bitterness of want and misery. Not a beggar passes, or perishes in the streets, whose mite is not in that mass.”
Thomas Paine Quote: “We hold the moral obligation of providing for old age, helpless infancy, and poverty is far superior to that of supplying the invented wants of courtly extravagance.”
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