“Time takes more converts than reason”
Above sentence has been written in the pamphlet COMMON SENSE 1776 advocating independence of American colonies from Britain. At the time it was published anonymously being an absolute surprise awakening awarness of THE PEOPLE ,FOR THE PEOPLE ,TO THE PEOPLE.
Written by one of the founding fathers of USA Thomas Paine , using simple language, which is actually a medicine for our manipulated soul, this pamphlet gives the opportunity to the reader, apart from awakening ( due to the language used and true ideas presented), to understand and realize the beauty of human mind as well as to learn practical, simple facts about
society, government and political ideas.
In short to learn more about ourselves.
It also can teach how to elaborate, present the case as it is sincere and truthful, with those two ingredients being the basis of every virtue.
You can agree or disagree with the thoughts presented but all of us should respect it.
Printed on 10/01/1776 in Philadelphia it had a conscious impact to the minds of the people then and there, and it still current ,as someone said that ” common sense is not so common” and it needs refreshing, sometimes at least ! It was followed by the Continental Congress Declaration of Independence 4/7/1776. There are so many common sensed quotes ,being normal for the pamphlet having the title “Common sense” that we will let you read below just some of them, following warm, genuine recommendation to read the whole pamphlet by your self.
And it goes:
“Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness ; the former
promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the later negatively by restraining our
vices. First is a patron, last a punisher “
“The more simple anything is, the less liable it is to be disordered, and the easier repaired when disordered.”
And about men’s characters
“When I was teaching children I began every day writing this on the blackboard: “Do to others what you would like them to do to you”, telling them how much better the world would be if everybody lived by this rule.”
“Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”
We could say that Thomas Paine shared the thoughts of Dragonetti on Virtue and Rewards:
“ The science of the politician consists in
fixing the true point of happiness and freedom. Those men would deserve the gratitude of ages, who should discover a mode of government that contained the greatest sum of individual happiness
with the least national expense “
After coming from Paris experiencing French revolution he wrote another book with his articles with the title ” The Rights of Man” where in short, he shared his belief in the ability of ordinary men to make their decisions by themselves.
Such a noble aims of Thomas Paine should not be forgoten in any time where humanity faces challenges. Our time included.
And again from “Common sense”
Does it look familiar?
“ Our present condition, is,legislation without law ; wisdom without a plan;
constitution without the name ; and, what is strangely astonishing, perfect Independence contending for dependance…. The property of no man is secure in the present unbraced system of
things. The mind of the multitude is left at random, and feeling no fixed object before them,they pursue such as fancy or opinion starts. Nothing is criminal ; there is no such thing as treason; wherefore, every one thinks himself at liberty to act as he pleases. “
The plan was
“Our plan is peace forever.”!!!!
It looks like it was a great plan ,which stayed as planned!
Quite some time has passed and if time takes more converts then reason that we should be now at peace as a planet. Or at least strive towards it.
To make more interesting for readers, let me do some SIMPLE mathematics and play with numbers !
Date of publishing the pamphlet “Common sense”
10/01/1776 = 10+1+1+7+7+6 = 32 or 3+2 = 5
Date of the declaration of independence
04/07/1776 = 4+7+1+7+7+6 = 32 or 3+2 = 5
Number 5 presenting
“Pater omnis thelesmi totius mundi est hic”
“It is Thelesma, the father of the whole world”
Béla Hamvas “TABULA SMARAGDINA”
First published in 2017 and know republished with additional information.
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