The necessity of establishing some form of government [is] to supply the defect of moral virtue.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) American political philosopher and writer
Common Sense, “On the Origin and Design of Government in General” (14 Feb 1776)

Full text.

Added on 19-Jan-11 | Last updated 14-Jan-20
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , ,
More quotes by Paine, Thomas

Thoughts? Comments? Corrections? Feedback?