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 Thomas Paine - “Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.”
 Thomas Paine - “O ye that love mankind Ye that dare oppose not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth Every spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe, Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as a stranger and England hath given her warning to depart. O receive the fugitive and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.”
 Thomas Paine - “What we may obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly t is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.”
 Thomas Paine - “The United States of America will sound as pompously in the world or in history as The Kingdom of Great Britain.”
 Thomas Paine - “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.”
 Thomas Paine - “When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.”
 Thomas Paine - “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that giveseverything its value.”
 Thomas Paine - “'Tis thebusiness of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles untodeath.”
 Thomas Paine - “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
 Thomas Paine - “It is necessary to the happiness of a man that he be mentally faithful to himself.”
 Thomas Paine - “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrifyand enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”
 Thomas Paine - “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
 Thomas Paine - “It is the object only of war that makes it honorable. And if there was ever a just war since the world began, it is this in which America is now engages.”
 Thomas Paine - “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 - “I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.”
 Thomas Paine - “Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself that is my doctrine.”
 Thomas Paine - “The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.”
 Thomas Paine - “And the final event to himself Mr. Burke has been, that, as he rose like a rocket, he fell like the stick.”
 Thomas Paine - “When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.”
 Thomas Paine - “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily”
 Thomas Paine - “We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.”
 Thomas Paine - “Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.”
 Thomas Paine - “When authors and critics talk of the sublime, they see not how nearly it borders on the ridiculous.”
 Thomas Paine - “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 - “Burke is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.”

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