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Thomas Paine

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Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

— Thomas Paine

#doing-good #god #life #life

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.

— Thomas Paine

#freedom #liberty #freedom

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.

— Thomas Paine

#freedom #liberty #religion #separation-of-church-and-state #skepticism

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.

— Thomas Paine

#political-philosophy #political

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

— Thomas Paine

#experience #life-lessons #wisdom #education

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

— Thomas Paine

#character #god #know #men #men and women

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

— Thomas Paine

#belief #cruel #god #makes #man

One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.

— Thomas Paine

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A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.

— Thomas Paine

#trust #men

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

— Thomas Paine

#delay #greatest #remedy

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Although Morris did much to restore his reputation in 1780 and 1781 the credit for obtaining these critical loans to "organize" the Bank of North America for approval by Congress in December 1781 should go to Henry or John Laurens and Thomas Paine more than to Robert Morris. Common Sense was so influential that John Adams said "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain. Rosenfeld concludes that the phenomenal appeal of his pamphlet resulted from his synthesis of popular and elite elements in the independence movement.

Consequently the Montagnards especially Robespierre regarded him as an enemy. In December 1793 he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris then released in 1794. His principal contributions were the powerful widely read pamphlet Common Sense (1776) the all-time best-selling American book that advocated colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and The American Crisis (1776–83) a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series.

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