One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
More Quotes from Thomas Paine:There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
Now, Sir, it is impossible for serious men, to whom God has given the divine gift of reason, and who employs that reason to reverence and adore the God that gave it, it is I say, impossible for such a man to put confidence in a book that abounds with
The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
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