A great pamphleteer he was and in modern days no doubt he would blog. Although his work was a bestseller, he made it openly available and did not care to be compensated for it. Master wordsmith, Sidney Hook calls him, and so he is was. Just a short selection:
Time makes more converts then reason.
Men fall out with names without understanding them.
There was a time for this to be proper, and it is a proper time for it so cease.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.
Paine wrote for a free of England America and his writing influenced the founding fathers. For America to be a country of its own was in his mind common sense. And they stay under rule was leaving America in the hands of the âwisdom of the idiot-: the king of England.
I will read the other writings of this book at a later time, I was only looking for Common Sense now....Continua