Thomas Paine

Whether they were heroes, poets, scholars, or leaders, the brightest minds in human history have thought and written about values and their meanings. Here are some inspirational quotes by Thomas Paine.

character

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

making a difference

“We have it in our power to change the world over.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

equality

“I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

unity

“The world is my country, all mankind are my bethren, and to do good is my religion.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

perseverance

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. '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.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

right choices

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

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

team work

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

appreciation

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); Scholar, Intellectual, Writer