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= Quotations by Author = Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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; Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad. : Thomas Paine ; 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 ; Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness. : Thomas Paine ; Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. : Thomas Paine ; The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. : Thomas Paine ; The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. : Thomas Paine- More quotations on: [Mankind] ; To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. : Thomas Paine ; What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. : Thomas Paine ; When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. : Thomas Paine- More quotations on: [Planning] ; 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, "The Rights of Man", 1792 ; When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir. : Thomas Paine, Common Sense - 22 Quotations in other collection Here is the link I found the information at

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"My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me."

"The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

"Never spend your money before you have earned it."

"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"

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He had five siblings: Joe, Joan, Megan, Trevor, and of course the most popular Peter.

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Who said A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth?

Thomas Jefferson said it in a letter to James Madison of December 20, 1787. The complete quote is: "a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."

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What was Thomas Paine's strengths and weaknesses?

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jessica Paine

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6 people attended thomas paines funeral

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Movies had not been invented when Thomas Jefferson was alive.

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his themes were about government

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to free the american slaves from british

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the name was common sense.

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You mean common

What is Thomas Paines birthday?

Thomas Paine was born on February 9, 1737.

Why did Thomas Jefferson invite Thomas Paine to America?

because he liked thomas paines motivationial speech which he heard Paine give in England

What is Thomas Paines response to the argument that the British have protected?

That they have done so for their own sake

What was Thomas Paines Contribution to independence?

I think it was how he tried to get other colonist to declare independence.