Thomas Paine

In honor of his birthday…

by Susan Olsen May 29, 2015

…some thoughts from Thomas Paine, May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799. “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a 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.” “Society is produced by […]

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Quote For Trying Times: Thomas Paine

by Mike April 13, 2014

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” Certainly rings true today as the Patriots are arrayed in Nevada for the defense of Cliven Bundy and his ranch.

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Notable Quote – Thomas Paine

by Susan Olsen June 22, 2013

‘…all those who espoused the doctrine of reconciliation, may be included within the following descriptions. Interested men, who are not to be trusted; weak men, who cannot see; prejudiced men, who will not see; and a certain set of moderate men, who think better of the European world than it deserves: and this last class, […]

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Notable Quote – Thomas Paine

by Skip November 15, 2012

Another thought worth remembering; Thomas Paine wrote in his Revolutionary pamphlet, The American Crisis: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” […]

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