Sunday Dinner: Persevere

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“To argue with a man who has renounced

the use and authority of reason,

and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt,

is like administering medicine to the dead,

or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”

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Thomas Paine

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“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom,

must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”

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Thomas Paine

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These three photos from Siletz Bay, OR

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“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly;

it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

I love the man that can smile in trouble,

that can gather strength from distress and grow.”

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Thomas Paine

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“Whatever is my right as a man

is also the right of another;

and it becomes my duty to guarantee

as well as to possess.”

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Thomas Paine

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016

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“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day,

that my child may have peace.”

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Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine ( 1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary.

As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain.

His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.   more… (Source:  Goodreads.com)

 

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2 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Persevere

  1. That first photo looks like a troll sitting in the water, knees to the side. 🙂 Beautiful seascapes!

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