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Excerpt from Common Sense, written in 1776 by Thomas Paine

I do not choose to be a common man.

It is my right to be uncommon … if I can. 143 more words


Thomas Paine: "The balance of power is the scale of peace"

“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. 125 more words

Politics/Current Events

Thomas Paine On War

I have been a real fan of Thomas Paine most of my life…..my grandfather gave me a copy of “Commonsense” when I was 10 years old(I still have the copy in my library) although it did not mean much to me until I was 14 and I read it cover to cover….from that day on he has been a big influence in my life and my thinking…..I began reading everything the man ever wrote and I finally got a copy of his “Rights of Man” and his views on war changed everything for me….. 225 more words

International Situations

Quote by Thomas Paine on character and reputation

A quote by Thomas Paine on character and reputation is the topic of this blog post.

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” Thomas Paine… 174 more words

Useful Quotations

He Said That? 7/15/16

Tonight’s quotes are an excerpt from and link to an article by Steven Mihailovich at antiwar.com noting Thomas Paine’s remarkable prescience concerning the US government he had helped establish. 924 more words


As I Went Out One Morning

Thomas Paine tried to usher in the Age of Reason. Hippies tried to usher in the Age of Aquarius. Then came me. All I can do is age. 629 more words

Tony Single

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. – Thomas Paine http://ift.tt/29IRq6U

Thomas Paine