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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteAn army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteLet them call me rebel, and welcome; I feel no concern from it. For I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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 Thomas Paine quotes (English born American Writer and political pamphleteer, whose 'Common Sense' and 'Crisis' papers were important influences on the American Revolution. 1737-1809)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteEvery religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIt is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThese are times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteTo say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.

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