"Reputation is what men and women think of us character is what God and angels know of us."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Thomas Paine on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Thomas Paine on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Thomas Paine on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Thomas Paine on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Thomas Paine on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."