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Thomas Paine
1/1737-6/1809 (Age at death: 72)

Thomas Paine (29 January 1737 – 8 June 1809) was an English-American political writer, theorist, and activist who had a great influence on the thoughts and ideas which led to the American Revolution and the United States Declaration of Independence. He wrote three of the most influential and controversial works of the 18th Century: Common Sense, The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason.

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My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.



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It is the good fortune of many to live distant from the scene of sorrow... The evil is not sufficiently brought to their doors to make them feel the precariousness with which all American property is possessed.
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The moral principle of revolutions is to instruct, not to destroy.
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These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service to their country, but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must... undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

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We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
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