Thomas Paine Quotes.
These are the times that try men’s souls.
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.
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.
He who dares not offend cannot be honest.
Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
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.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.