Thomas PaineThomas Paine, (1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

Thomas Paine Quote

“Time makes more converts than reason.”

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
~ Thomas Paine


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E Archer, NYC

Let us not imply that this means that given enough time, all will turn out for the best whether we do the right thing or not. I understand it to mean that time-honored customs often lead the unquestioning masses in unreasonable directions.

jim k, Austin

E Archer, I think you nailed it.

Mike, Norwalk

Archer, excellent. If you get beat-up long enough with no actual fault, no matter the reasoning, soon, conversion to another outcome is sought.

RBESRQ
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RBESRQ    1/14/10

Time, our lifetime companion, is no more a matter of passing hours, days, years, but a moment, and each moment is time to change. The making of our Universe, short of a millisecond, would change all that; so time is not important - what is important is the moment and what we do it. I'll give it five for it's other meaning.

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