Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
More Quotes from Thomas Paine:It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.
Uncritical reverence for the Founding Fathers was less ubiquitous while they actually lived.... 'The Reign of Terror that raged in America during the latter end of the Washington Administration, and the whole of that of Adams, is enveloped in mystery to me. That there were men in the Government hostile to the representative system, was once their toast, though it is now their overthrow, and therefore the fact is established against them.'
It is with a pious fraud as with a bad action it begets a calamitous necessity of going on.
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.
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
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