Quotes by Thomas Paine

Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad.


He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.


The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.


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


What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.


Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.


He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.


I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.


If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.


It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.