Thomas Paine Quote

Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain.


The Political Works of Thomas Paine: In Two Volumes (ed. 1817)

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Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them...

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Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them...

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Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them...

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Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them...