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Moderation
Engrave this Quote A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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-Thomas Paine
Purpose
Engrave this Quote The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
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Questions
Engrave this Quote It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
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Reason
Engrave this Quote It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by ;degrees, the consequences will be the same.
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Engrave this Quote A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men.
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Religion
Engrave this Quote Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
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Engrave this Quote I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life.
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
But, lest it should be supposed that I believe in many other things in addition to these, I shall, in the progress of this work, declare the things I do not believe, and my reasons for not believing them.
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
I do not mean by this declaration to condemn those who believe otherwise; they have the same right to their belief as I have to mine. But it is necessary to the happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.

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-Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, Part First, Section 1
Smile
Engrave this Quote The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
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Taxation
Engrave this Quote It can only be by blinding the understanding of man, and making him believe that government is some wonderful mysterious thing, that excessive revenues are obtained. Monarchy is well calculated to ensure this end. It is the popery of government; a thing kept up to amuse the ignorant, and quiet them into taxes.
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Thought
Engrave this Quote 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. Time makes more converts than reason.
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Engrave this Quote When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
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Virtue
Engrave this Quote When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
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War
Engrave this Quote To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches.
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