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

Famous Thomas Paine Quote

“He that 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.”

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
~ Thomas Paine

Ratings and Comments

Donna, Albany, Calif.

A timeless message, worthy of being repeated for our time... would make a good bumper sticker

Karen, Vancouver

Seems like this could be recently applied to Israel.

jim k, Austin

Thomas Paine was simply great.

E Archer, NYC

With Liberty comes the duty to protect it not just for oneself but for everyone.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

All men are created equal, God's makes the sun to shine on the good and the bad. Even in protecting our enemies from oppression, especially within the once Free Republic. Such a great quote, so much could be said on behalf of commonsense, logical reasoning. We shine the light in the face of Liberty for all. ten stars +

Robert, St. Emilion, France

They came for everyone but me, then there was a knock on my door... View the TV series "The Tudors" and you will see the relentless force of oppression. Yes, ten stars...
P.s read his "Common Sense"


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