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Thomas Paine



    The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

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    '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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    Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

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    The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.

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    The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance

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