Thomas Paine

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Small, Maynard, 1899 - 150 páginas
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Página 19 - These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Página xii - I well remember, when about seven or eight years of age, hearing a sermon read by a relation of mine, who was a great devotee of the Church, upon the subject of what is called redemption by the death of the Son of God. After the sermon was ended, I went into the garden, and as I was going down the garden steps (for I perfectly recollect the spot) I revolted at the recollection of what I had heard, and thought to myself that it was making God Almighty act like a passionate man, that killed his son....
Página 20 - ... thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Página 69 - ... to believe. Is it possible that you or I can believe, or that reason can make any other man believe, that the capacity of such a man as Mr. Guelph, or any of his profligate sons, is necessary to the government of a nation? I speak to you as one man ought to speak to another; and I know also that I speak what other people are beginning to think.
Página 68 - That the government of England is as great, if not the greatest perfection of fraud and corruption, that ever took place since governments began, is what you cannot be a stranger to, unless the constant habit of seeing it has blinded your sense.
Página 144 - Louis Agassiz, by ALICE BACHE GOULD. John James Audubon, by JOHN BURROUGHS. Edwin Booth, by CHARLES TOWNSEND COPELAND.
Página 90 - The people of France were running headlong into atheism, and I had the work translated in their own language, to stop them in that career, and fix them to the first article of every man's creed, who has any creed at all — I believe in God.
Página 6 - I am thus far a Quaker, that I would gladly agree with all the world to lay aside the use of arms, and settle matters by negotiation ; but unless the whole will, the matter ends, and I take up my musket and thank heaven he has put it in my power.
Página 90 - My friends were falling as fast as the guillotine could cut their heads off, and as I expected every day the same fate, I resolved to begin my work. I appeared to myself to be on my death bed, for death was on every side of me, and I had no time to lose.
Página 143 - BEACON BIOGRAPHIES OF EMINENT AMERICANS Edited by MA De Wolfe Howe THE aim of this series is to furnish brief, readable, and authentic accounts of the lives of those Americans whose personalities have impressed themselves most deeply on the character and history of their country.

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