Monday, May 16, 2011

Thomas Paine wishes to have a word with you

[ ol remus sends a portrait picture, and asks that it be put to good use... ]

“It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
- Thomas Paine

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
– Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4,1777

 “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my children may have peace.”
– Thomas Paine

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”
- Thomas Paine

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”
- Thomas Paine

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.”
- Thomas Paine

“When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir.”
- Thomas Paine, Common Sense

6 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

Good one and posted.

cmblake6 said...

Superb collection of quotes. Superb.

Rommel Peter Fernandes said...

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sofa said...

regarding the link: We know who to blame- The two wings of the same party, "statists". Blame the large central states and the facist kleptocracy that always infests them.

The leeches have gained control of our money and our laws. They create a system where they are above the law. They will not leave willingly. The system is burning up the wealth and laws and the working classes, leaving only slavery to facist kleptocrats, two wing of the same statist party.

Read the Declaration, and see how many of the long train of abuses are now evident again. It's time. It's past time.