Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Mystery of Thomas . . .

“These are the times that try men's souls.” - Thomas Paine 

Today we commemorate the birth of Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809), an instrumental figure in both the American and French revolutions.

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

Thomas Paine's Common SenseAge of Reason and Rights of Man were best sellers of his era. It was a time of revolutions and entire governments were being shaped from his ideas. 

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again” - Thomas Paine

"Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it." - Thomas Paine (quoted by President Barack Obama in his inaugural address)

Here is the mystery: Where is Thomas Paine - where are the bones?

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