Thomas Paine

Quotes by This Author

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” (Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, 1777.)

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” (Thomas Paine)

“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” (Thomas Paine)

“The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes.” (Thomas Paine)