Aphorisms by author: Thomas Paine

Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics.
By theme : Business
A republic properly understood is a sovereignty of justice, in contradistinction to a sovereignty of will.
By theme : Society State
Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence.
By theme : Society State
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
By theme : Character Relations
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
By theme : Character
He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
By theme : Behavior Liberty Politics Wisdom
Truth prevails where opinions are free.
By theme : Liberty Truth
When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is liberty.
By theme : Liberty Politics Society State
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