quotes tagged with 'thomaspaine'

O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Common Sense, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny thomaspaine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Common Sense, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government thomaspaine duty children nationaldebt 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"... we furnish the means by which we suffer."

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Common SenseSaved by rpage in government freedom thomaspaine commonsense actions 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777Saved by jr00ck in liberty freedom thomaspaine thecrisis theamericancrisis 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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