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Thomas Paine Quotes

Quotes by Thomas Paine - (9 quotes)

Thomas Paine - From the Authority category:

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. (Thomas Paine)

Thomas Paine - From the Belief category:

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 one does not believe. (Thomas Paine)

Thomas Paine - From the Character category:

Character is much easier kept than recovered. (Thomas Paine)

Thomas Paine - From the Consideration category:

It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration. (Thomas Paine)

Thomas Paine - From the Hypocrisy category:

When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. (Thomas Paine)

Thomas Paine - From the Immortality category:

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

Thomas Paine - From the Perception category:

One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous; and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again. (Thomas Paine)

Thomas Paine - From the Strength category:

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections. (Thomas Paine)

Thomas Paine - From the Worth category:

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only that gives every thing its value. (Thomas Paine)