Quotes by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was an English-born 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 inspired the patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era ideals of transnational human rights.

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Quote by Thomas Paine

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

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

Men
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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

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Quote by Thomas Paine

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

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

Tolerance, Selflessness
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