Thomas Paine Quotes

The mind one enlightened cannot again again become dark.

A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American activist, philosopher, and revolutionary.  His pamphlet, “Common Sense,” served as an active voice in support of the American Revolutionary War.

5 thoughts on “Thomas Paine Quotes

  1. That second quotation resonates with me and makes me think of our current problems in our nation. Not to get political since both parties do the same thing, but I think the people in office have forgotten who put them there and why.

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    • Vickie, thanks for sharing on these thoughts from Thomas Paine. Several of today’s politicians seem more interested in hearing their voice, being on social media, and (as you say) seemingly forgetting their true purpose.

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