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Mandatory KILL

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine on Freedom

O! ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose not only tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine on government

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state,  is but a necessary evil;  in its worst state an intolerable one;  for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine on government

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.  Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine on moderation

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be.  Moderation in temper is always a virtue;  but moderation in principle is always a vice. Thomas Paine

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