• “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine
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  • “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” ~Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)
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  • “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine (1777)
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  • “I am as confident as I am that God governs the world, that America will never be happy till she gets clear of foreign dominion . . . Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that . . . the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to . . . to repulse it . . . Throw not the burden of the day upon Providence, but ‘show your faith by your works,’ that God may bless you . . .” ~Thomas Paine (American Crisis)
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  • 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 cheap, we esteem too lightly . . . 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 American Crisis)
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  • “This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled…” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” ~Thomas Paine (1791)
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  • “[A]rms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. ​The balance of power is the scale of peace​. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; ​but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside​.” ~Thomas Paine (1775)
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