"War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Thomas Paine on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Thomas Paine on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Thomas Paine on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Thomas Paine on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Thomas Paine on Michael Jordan
"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."