3 “Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent. Selected from the rest of mankind, their minds are early poisoned by importance;
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” ~ Thomas Paine
“I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
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
“Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice” ~ Thomas Paine
Thought for the Day “…the slavery of fear has made men afraid to think.” ~ Thomas Paine
Thought for the Day “Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” ~ Thomas Paine
Thought for the Day “Truth never envelops itself in mystery, and the mystery in which it is at any time enveloped is the work of its antagonist, and never of itself.
“Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.” ~ Thomas Paine
Thought of the Day “To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.” ~ Thomas Paine
“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.
“Whatever is my right is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as possess.” ~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man: Part 1, 1791
Thought for the Day “I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.