Thomas Paine Quotes

Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the Heathens, from whom the Children of Israel copied the custom. It was the most prosperous invention the Devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry




Thomas Paine, 1737-1809, British American Political Philosopher, Common Sense, 1776

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Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
  • Born: February 9, 1737
  • Died: June 8, 1809
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Writer

Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution and inspired the patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain.