AUTHOR | THOMAS PAINE



For Thomas Paine 25 Quotes are available

Thomas Paine | Politics, ethics, religion



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Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called 'a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination'.
Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. Virtually every rebel read (or listened to a reading of) his powerful pamphlet Common Sense (1776), proportionally the all-time best-selling American title which crystallized the rebellious demand for independence from Great Britain. His The


Born: 1737-01-29

Born in: Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

Died: 1809-06-08







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It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from i...

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My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

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The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

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In stating these matters, I speak an open and disint...

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I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewis...

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What are the present governments of Europe, but a sc...

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It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be m...

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When it can be said by any country in the world, my ...

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One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred ...

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Independence is my happiness, and I view things as t...

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It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great s...

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Persecution is not an original feature in any religi...

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All the tales of miracles, with which the Old and Ne...

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, m...

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He who dares not offend cannot be honest.

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Nothing, they say is more certain than death, and no...

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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the trium...

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I have always strenuously supported the right of eve...

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Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no conc...

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Wer seine eigene Freiheit sichern will, muss selbst ...

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