Quote by Thomas Paine about world, religion, country, good, good luck
Quotes by Thomas Paine
69 quotes by Thomas Paine
Quote by Thomas Paine about habits, thinking, bad, rightness, being, things
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.
Quote by Thomas Paine about virtue, principle, vice, good, good luck, things
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.
Quote by Thomas Paine about opinion, power, human imperfections
Quote by Thomas Paine about war
Quote by Thomas Paine about religion, children, mind
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.
Quote by Thomas Paine about war, law, order, use, world
Quote by Thomas Paine about god, faith, man
But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
Quote by Thomas Paine about nature, liberty, truth
Quote by Thomas Paine about character
Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
Quote by Thomas Paine about religion, good, good luck, bad luck, bad, man
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil, in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Quote by Thomas Paine about guvernement, state
He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.
Quote by Thomas Paine about reason, faith, real estate
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.
Quote by Thomas Paine about liberty, duty, enemies
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.
Quote by Thomas Paine about hell, nation, war, death
Quote by Thomas Paine about nature, human imperfections
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.
Quote by Thomas Paine about man, mercy, equality, justice, happiness
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...
Quote by Thomas Paine about love, conduct, smile, conscience, affair, heart, death, man
Quote by Thomas Paine about opinion, children, peace, day