"I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Thomas Paine on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Thomas Paine on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Thomas Paine on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Thomas Paine on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Thomas Paine on John Lennon
"The greatest remedy for anger is delay."
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."
"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil in its worst state an intolerable one."
"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."
"'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."
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