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Thomas Paine

Datum narození: 9. únor 1737
Datum úmrtí: 8. červen 1809
Další jména: Пейн Томас

Thomas Paine byl revolucionář, filosof , spisovatel , vynálezce a intelektuál.

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„Nárok na lidská práva vchází v platnost při narození.“

—  Thomas Paine

Zdroj: [1999, Velké postavy západního myšlení, 347, 80-7260-002-8]

„Society is produced by our wants, and government by wickedness“

—  Thomas Paine

1770s, Common Sense (1776)
Kontext: Society is produced by our wants, and government by wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil.

„The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.“

—  Thomas Paine

Zdroj: A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America

„These are the times that try men's souls.“

—  Thomas Paine, kniha The American Crisis

Zdroj: The American Crisis

„Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.“

—  Thomas Paine, kniha Rights of Man

Part 2.7 Chapter V. Ways and means of improving the condition of Europe, interspersed with miscellaneous observations
Zdroj: 1790s, Rights of Man, Part 2 (1792)
Kontext: I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no passion but that of humanity. To me, who have not only refused offers, because I thought them improper, but have declined rewards I might with reputation have accepted, it is no wonder that meanness and imposition appear disgustful. Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

„Every principal art has some science for its parent, though the person who mechanically performs the work does not always, and but very seldom, perceive the connection.“

—  Thomas Paine, kniha The Age of Reason

1790s, The Age of Reason, Part I (1794)
Kontext: The Book of Job and the 19th Psalm, which even the Church admits to be more ancient than the chronological order in which they stand in the book called the Bible, are theological orations conformable to the original system of theology. The internal evidence of those orations proves to a demonstration that the study and contemplation of the works of creation, and of the power and wisdom of God, revealed and manifested in those works, made a great part in the religious devotion of the times in which they were written; and it was this devotional study and contemplation that led to the discovery of the principles upon which what are now called sciences are established; and it is to the discovery of these principles that almost all the arts that contribute to the convenience of human life owe their existence. Every principal art has some science for its parent, though the person who mechanically performs the work does not always, and but very seldom, perceive the connection.

„The universe is composed of matter, and, as a system, is sustained by motion.“

—  Thomas Paine

1790s, Discourse to the Theophilanthropists (1798)
Kontext: The universe is composed of matter, and, as a system, is sustained by motion. Motion is not a property of matter, and without this motion the solar system could not exist. Were motion a property of matter, that undiscovered and undiscoverable thing, called perpetual motion, would establish itself. It is because motion is not a property of matter, that perpetual motion is an impossibility in the hand of every being, but that of the Creator of motion. When the pretenders to Atheism can produce perpetual motion, and not till then, they may expect to be credited.

„Lay then the axe to the root, and teach governments humanity.“

—  Thomas Paine, kniha Rights of Man

Part 1.3 Rights of Man
1790s, Rights of Man, Part I (1791)
Kontext: Lay then the axe to the root, and teach governments humanity. It is their sanguinary punishments which corrupt mankind.

„To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case.“

—  Thomas Paine

1790s, First Principles of Government (1795)
Kontext: The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case.

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