"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

29 January 2021

Happy Birthday, Paine

Thomas Paine was born on this day in 1737.

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

Thomas Paine, from Common Sense

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