• The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • Character is much easier kept than recovered.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.
    I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection
    ~ Thomas Paine