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Thomas Paine Quotes

I hope you find these Thomas Paine Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Lead follow or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Business Leadership

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

The strength and power of despotism
consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
- Thomas Paine

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward


 

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes...
can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
- John F. Kennedy

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

Though force can protect in emergency,
only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa,
there are also roads that lead to their goal.
Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury

All Knowledge is Divided into Three Domains:
"What We Know",
"What We Know That We Don't Know", and
"What We Don't Know That We Don't Know."
- Werner Erhard


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