Happy Thomas Paine's Birthday!
January 29, 1736
Engraving of Thomas Paine by William Sharp (1793), from a 1792 painting by George Romney
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"These are the times that try men's souls." • "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly." • "It is of the utmost danger to society to make religion a party in political disputes." • "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right." • "My country is the world, and my religion is to do good." • "He who dares not offend cannot be honest." •