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Thomas Paine

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"There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord." Thinking 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." Freedom 4.8 avg (22 votes)
"Time makes more converts than reason." Time 4.6 avg (8 votes)
"Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts." Virtue 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities." Philosophy 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again." Time 4.8 avg (13 votes)
"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (17 votes)
"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon." Thinking 4.9 avg (9 votes)
"'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (7 votes)

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