Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine.
BornJanuary 29, 1737
Thetford, Suffolk, England
DiedJune 8, 1809
New York, New York
Founding Father who wrote "Common Sense," a pamphlet urging independence from Great Britain. Condemned by the public for "The Age of Reason," which criticized religion so strongly that only six people attended his funeral.

The repository contains three quotes from Thomas Paine.


When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.


Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.


Infidelity does not consist in believing or disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe.