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Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
My own mind is my own church.
- Thomas Paine | Religion Quotes
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
- Thomas Paine | Happiness Quotes
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
- Thomas Paine | Right Quotes
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value.
- Thomas Paine | Risks Quotes
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything it's value.
- Thomas Paine | Problems Quotes
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value.
- Thomas Paine | Worthy Victories Quotes
Calumny is a vice of curious constitution; trying to kill it keeps it alive; leave it to itself and it will die a natural death.
- Thomas Paine | Calumny Quotes
Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics.
- Thomas Paine | Commerce Quotes
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
- Thomas Paine | Humanity Quotes
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 | Moderation Quotes
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
- Thomas Paine | Patriotism Quotes
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
- Thomas Paine | Religion Quotes
These are the times that try men's souls.
- Thomas Paine | Time Quotes
A man may write himself out of reputation when nobody else can do it.
- Thomas Paine | Writing Quotes


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