For my own part, my belief in the perfection of the Deity will not permit me to believe that a book so manifestly obscure, disorderly, and contradictory can be His work
Quote by Thomas Paine
He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of...
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is...
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem...
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of...
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
It is far better that we admitted a thousand devils to roam at large than...
We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on...
It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of...
Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.
A man does not serve God when he prays, for it is himself he is...
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition;...
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly...