Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war…




Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war…

Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war… --Thomas Paine

Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to “bind me in all cases whatsoever” to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?

Thomas Paine

Year: 1776
Context: The American Crisis No. 1
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