Thomas Paine Quotes


“When it shall be said in any country in the world,
my poor are happy;
neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them;
my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars;
the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive;
the rational world is my friend,
because I am a friend of its happiness:
When these things can be said,
then may the country boast
of its constitution and its government.”
~ Thomas Paine

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It is necessary to the happiness of man
that he be mentally faithful to himself.
Infidelity does not consist in believing,
or in disbelieving,
it consists in professing to believe
what he does not believe.

~ Thomas Paine

“The real man smiles in trouble,
gathers strength from distress,
and grows brave by reflection.”

~ Thomas Paine


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