One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings is, that nature disapproves it otherwise she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass in place of a lion
More Quotes from Thomas Paine:These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily.
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.
Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS -- our inferior one varies with the place.
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
Not a place on earth might be so happy as America. Her situation is remote from all the wreangling world, and she has nothing to do but to trade with them.
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