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.
More Quotes from Thomas Paine:Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.
Time makes more converts than reason.
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
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