36 Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine

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36 Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine. Here are the best Thomas Paine quotes to read that will surely inspire you. Born in the United Kingdom, Thomas Paine is an American philosopher, revolutionary, and political activist. Thomas Paine is also an influential writer of pamphlets and essays of the 18th century. May these quotes by Thomas Paine inspire you on everything that you do, and to help you acquire a more meaningful life. Share these quotes from Thomas Paine with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.

Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



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




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



2. The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



3. Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



4. An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



5. Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



6. Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



7. We have it in our power to begin the world over again. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



8. There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



9. The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



10. The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



11. 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




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



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




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



13. He who dares not offend cannot be honest. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



14. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



15. If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



16. To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



17. One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



18. Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



19. It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the force of all the world. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



20. We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



21. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



22. Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one’s own efforts. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



23. It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



24. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



25. Man cannot make principles, he can only discover them. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



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




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



27. Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



28. When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



29. If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



30. It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



31. Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



32. Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



33. Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



34. The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



35. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. – Thomas Paine




Famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Paine



36. The more men have to lose, the less willing are they to venture. – Thomas Paine

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