Thomas Paine Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Thomas Paine quotes, Thomas Paine sayings, and Thomas Paine proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Those who expect the blessings of freedom, must, like men undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine
Spiritual freedom is the root of political liberty...As the union between spiritual freedom and political liberty seems nearly inseparable, it is our duty to defend both. Thomas Paine
Adam, if ever there were such a man, was created a Deist; but in the mean time let every man follow, as he has a right to do, the religion and the worship he prefers. Thomas Paine
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine
For that which is a disgrace to human nature, throws something of a shade over all the human character, and each individual feels his share of the wound that is given to the whole. Thomas Paine
Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is none more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory in itself, than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid, or produces only atheists and fanatics. Thomas Paine
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine
A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody. Thomas Paine
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Thomas Paine
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine
A bad cause will ever be supported by bad means and bad men. Thomas Paine
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. Thomas Paine
Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. Thomas Paine
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. Thomas Paine
Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the ages and generations which preceded it. The vanity of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies. Thomas Paine
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Paine
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine
Character is much easier kept than recovered. Thomas Paine
It is necessary to the contentment of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Thomas Paine
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Paine
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. Thomas Paine