Thomas Paine Quotes (189 quotes)




Thomas Paine
Source/Notes:
Paraphrase. Original: "Well give me peace in my day... If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my children may have peace." Source: The American Crisis (1776 - 1783)


If you know some quotes that would be a good fit here, send us a note!

Thomas Paine
Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons
Thomas PaineShare on Facebook

Born: January 29, 1737

Died: June 8, 1809 (aged 72)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

Quote of the day

A man ought to work. That's what he's here for. That's how he contributes to the welfare of the community.

Popular Authors

Billy Joel
Andre Gide
David Gemmell
Thomas Mann
Chuck Palahniuk
Edward Gibbon
Andre Maurois
Max Beerbohm
Lewis Carroll
John Milton
Emily Dickinson
Robert A. Heinlein
Thornton Wilder
Edmund Burke
Rita Dove
Stephen Jay Gould