Thomas Paine Quote

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.


Common Sense (1776)

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Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when...

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Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when...

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Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when...

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Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when...