Monday, October 19, 2009

Thomas Paine on mankind.

"Man, were he not corrupted by governments, is naturally the friend of man." Rights of Man II, 1792.

2 comments:

  1. Thers is so much to comment about this quotation - one of my favourite - my dear friend...

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  2. The longer I live, Salim, the more I believe that Paine was correct about the fundamentally social nature of man. I suspect we elevate the individual in a way that all too frequently devalues our interrelatedness and subverts our happiness.

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