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Thomas Paine Quotes

It is a general idea, that when taxes are once laid on, they are never taken off.
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The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

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I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense.

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The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax

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The Christian system of religion is an outrage on common sense.

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Paper money is like dram-drinking, it relieves for a moment by deceitful sensation, but gradually diminishes the natural heat, and leaves the body worse than it found it. Were not this the case, and could money be made of paper at pleasure, every sovereign in Europe would be as rich as he pleased. But the truth is, that it is a bubble and the attempt vanity. Nature has provided the proper materials for money: gold and silver, and any attempt of ours to rival her is ridiculous ...

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A Democracy is the most vile form of government there is!

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Death is not the monarch for the dead, but of the dying. The moment he obtains a conquest he loses a subject.

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The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence. They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.

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These are the days that try man's heart.

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For freemen like brothers agree; With one spirit endured, they one friendship pursued, And their temple was Liberty Tree

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Let the world see that this nation can bear prosperity; and that her honest virtue in time of peace is equal to her bravest valor in time of war.

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