November 6, 2007

Thomas Paine: Weakness allures the ruffian

Posted in Noteable Quotables tagged at 4:49 am by Rid

Thomas Paine said, “The peaceable part of mankind will be overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. [Weakness] allures the ruffian [but] arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world. Horrid mischief would ensue were [the good] deprived of the use of them. The weak will become a prey to the strong.”

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