Thought for the Day
“I believe that religious duties consist
in doing justice, loving mercy,
and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”
Borne February 9, 1737 Thetford, Norfolk, England
Died June 8, 1809 (aged 72) New York, NY, U.S.
Author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Thetford, in the English county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense.