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Thomas Paine
(1737-1809) born on
Jan 29
US philosopher, pamphleteer. He was a famous advocate of colonial independence in "Common Sense," 1776.
         
   
F
Man must go back to nature for information.

R
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
A
Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
N
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is the dearness only that gives everything value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.
K
'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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
R: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
A: "The Right of Man."
N: "The American Crisis," pamphlet, 23 Dec 1776; in Pennsylvania Journal, 19 Dec 1776.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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