The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, say some, is the king of America? I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above.
Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in earthly honors, let a day be solemnly set apart for proclaiming the charter; let it be placed on the Divine Law, the Word of God; let a crown be placed thereon. - Thomas Paine, COMMON SENSE
"I would give worlds, if I had them, if The Age of Reason had never been published. O Christ, help! Stay with me! It is hell to be left alone." - Thomas Paine, on his deathbed
Thomas Paine's last words were: "I die in perfect composure and resignation to the will of my Creator, God."