Thomas Paine Quotes (189 quotes)
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
The Crisis No. IV - The American Crisis (1776 - 1783)
The Thomas Paine Reader (2013 edition), Start Publishing LLC - ISBN: 9781625581648
“Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine Reader (2004 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141937755
The Works of Thomas Paine: A Hero in the American Revolution. With an Account of His Life ... (1854 edition)
“To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.”
The Writings of Thomas Paine, Complete, Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465572813
Common Sense (1976 edition), Mundus Publishing
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Paine
Born: January 29, 1737
Died: June 8, 1809 (aged 72)
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.