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Thomas Paine

Data di nascita: 9. Febbraio 1737
Data di morte: 8. Giugno 1809
Altri nomi: Пейн Томас

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Thomas Paine è stato un rivoluzionario, politico, intellettuale, filosofo illuminista e studioso britannico, considerato uno dei Padri Fondatori degli Stati Uniti d'America.

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„The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.“

—  Thomas Paine, A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America

„Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.“

—  Thomas Paine, libro I diritti dell'uomo
1790s, Rights of Man, Part 2 (1792), Context: I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no passion but that of humanity. To me, who have not only refused offers, because I thought them improper, but have declined rewards I might with reputation have accepted, it is no wonder that meanness and imposition appear disgustful. Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Part 2.7 Chapter V. Ways and means of improving the condition of Europe, interspersed with miscellaneous observations

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„Or is the gloomy pride of man become so intolerable, that nothing can flatter it but a sacrifice of the Creator?“

—  Thomas Paine, libro L'età della ragione
1790s, The Age of Reason, Part I (1794), Context: But if objects for gratitude and admiration are our desire, do they not present themselves every hour to our eyes? Do we not see a fair creation prepared to receive us the instant we are born — a world furnished to our hands, that cost us nothing? Is it we that light up the sun, that pour down the rain, and fill the earth with abundance? Whether we sleep or wake, the vast machinery of the universe still goes on. Are these things, and the blessings they indicate in future, nothing to us? Can our gross feelings be excited by no other subjects than tragedy and suicide? Or is the gloomy pride of man become so intolerable, that nothing can flatter it but a sacrifice of the Creator?

„I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it.“

—  Thomas Paine
1790s, Agrarian Justice (1797), Context: I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it. But it is impossible to enjoy affluence with the felicity it is capable of being enjoyed, while so much misery is mingled in the scene.

„The universe is composed of matter, and, as a system, is sustained by motion.“

—  Thomas Paine
1790s, Discourse to the Theophilanthropists (1798), Context: The universe is composed of matter, and, as a system, is sustained by motion. Motion is not a property of matter, and without this motion the solar system could not exist. Were motion a property of matter, that undiscovered and undiscoverable thing, called perpetual motion, would establish itself. It is because motion is not a property of matter, that perpetual motion is an impossibility in the hand of every being, but that of the Creator of motion. When the pretenders to Atheism can produce perpetual motion, and not till then, they may expect to be credited.

„The universe is the bible of a true Theophilanthropist. It is there that he reads of God.“

—  Thomas Paine
1790s, Discourse to the Theophilanthropists (1798), Context: The universe is the bible of a true Theophilanthropist. It is there that he reads of God. It is there that the proofs of his existence are to be sought and to be found. As to written or printed books, by whatever name they are called, they are the works of man's hands, and carry no evidence in themselves that God is the author of any of them. It must be in something that man could not make, that we must seek evidence for our belief, and that something is the universe; the true bible; the inimitable word, of God.

„Men who are sincere in defending their freedom, will always feel concern at every circumstance which seems to make against them“

—  Thomas Paine
1770s, The American Crisis (1776–1783), Context: Men who are sincere in defending their freedom, will always feel concern at every circumstance which seems to make against them; it is the natural and honest consequence of all affectionate attachments, and the want of it is a vice. But the dejection lasts only for a moment; they soon rise out of it with additional vigor; the glow of hope, courage and fortitude, will, in a little time, supply the place of every inferior passion, and kindle the whole heart into heroism. The Crisis No. IV.

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