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Thomas Paine Quotes About Offend, Government, Tyranny, Common Sense, Freedom, Truth, Monarchy, Rights of Man & American Revolution! In Thetford, Norfolk, on January 29, 1737, radical propagandist and familiar person’s voice Thomas Paine was born. Most people know Thomas Paine as the author of “Common Sense,” a significant catalyst for the American Revolution. In the Declaration of Independence, many of his works may be traced back to him. Common Sense was penned as a call to arms to inspire the colonists to fight for independence.

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In the beginning, Joseph’s father was a poor Quaker corset maker. He tried to give his son an education at the local grammar school, but he was eventually forced to make him an apprentice. Paine was not able to accept this job. As soon as he moved to Philadelphia, Paine started to write. He wrote many articles for the Pennsylvania Magazine about a wide range of things.

When Paine read about the American Revolution, he thought it was a fight for a better system of government and that the country would never be conquered. It was up to him to do as much as possible to encourage people to fight back and have faith in the Continental Army. It is tough to gauge his impact since he accomplished everything with a pen. Despite spending almost ten years in France, his role in the French Revolution was insignificant.

He did not grasp the Revolution; therefore, he had little effect on its intellectual basis. In England, Paine exerted the most significant impact. It is often considered his most important political work, and it was undoubtedly the best-selling political treatise of the late 18th century in England. When he died in New York City on June 8, 1809, he was regarded as a disgrace. In the absence of a cemetery, he was put to rest in the corner of his New Rochelle property.

Best Thomas Paine Quotes

1. “I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.” ―  Thomas Paine

2. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ―  Thomas Paine

3. “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.” ―  Thomas Paine

4. “Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.” ―  Thomas Paine

5. “Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” ―  Thomas Paine

6. “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 he does not believe.” ―  Thomas Paine

7. “But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.” ―  Thomas Paine

8. “It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.” ― Thomas Paine

9. “These are the times that try men’s souls.” ―  Thomas Paine

10. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” ―  Thomas Paine

11. “He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.” ―  Thomas Paine

12. “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” ―  Thomas Paine

13. “The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.” ―  Thomas Paine

14. “He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” ―  Thomas Paine

15. “I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.” ―  Thomas Paine

16. “Persecution is not an original feature in any religion, but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.” ―  Thomas Paine

17. “The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.” ―  Thomas Paine

18. “The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” ― Thomas Paine

19. “Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.” ―  Thomas Paine

20. “Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.” ―  Thomas Paine

21. “To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches.” ―  Thomas Paine

22. “Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.” ―  Thomas Paine

23. “It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.” ― Thomas Paine

24. “Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.” ―  Thomas Paine

25. “That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not.” ―  Thomas Paine

26. “Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.” ―  Thomas Paine

27. “There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.” ―  Thomas Paine

28. “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.” ―  Thomas Paine

29. “Reason obeys itself, and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” ―  Thomas Paine

30. “The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.” ―  Thomas Paine

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