“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”
“My country is the world and my religion is to do good.”
“That government is best which governs least.”
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
—Thomas Paine, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.
“The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.”
—Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809).
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. –Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737-1809)
- Thomas Paine: A Well-Thought-Out Opinion – The Scarecrow(inquiringminds.cc)
- It’s Common Sense: Thomas Paine scholars coming to Iona(education.lohudblogs.com)
- Thomas Paine: A Well-Thought-Out Opinion(surfer53.wordpress.com)
- Quote from Thomas Paine, English-American (1737 to 1809)(thebaldwinpoet.wordpress.com)
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”