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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance

 Thomas Paine quotes (English born American Writer and political pamphleteer, whose 'Common Sense' and 'Crisis' papers were important influences on the American Revolution. 1737-1809)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteArms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were [the law-abiding] deprived of the use of them.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteEvery religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThere are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteA long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote'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.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIt is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.

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