Thomas Paine on the “Self-Made Man”

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“Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained. All accumulation, therefore, of personal property, beyond what a man’s own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society.”

— Thomas Paine

One response to “Thomas Paine on the “Self-Made Man”

  1. I would to like when the blog will be actualized newly?

    Felipe Vasconcelos Carneiro
    Petropolis-RJ
    Brazil

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