Thomas Paine Quotes

Character is much easier kept than recovered.

~ Thomas Paine

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

~ Thomas Paine

Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

~ Thomas Paine

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

~ Thomas Paine

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one.

~ Thomas Paine

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

~ Thomas Paine

What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

~ Thomas Paine

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.

~ Thomas Paine

Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad.

~ Thomas Paine

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

~ Thomas Paine

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