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To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.  - Thomas Paine
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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)

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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.

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