Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine Quotes and Sayings

Thomas Paine US patriot & political philosopher (1737 - 1809)

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

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. ~Thomas Paine

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. ~Thomas Paine

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. ~Thomas Paine