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Thomas Paine

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(1737-1809) English born American Revolutionary patriot and writer

“The moral duty of man consists of imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God, manifested in the creation, toward all His creatures.”
– The Age of Reason 

“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides.”