A Quote by Thomas Paine on good, habits, hypocrisy, men, mind, and sincerity

Panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstone of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might have lain forever undiscovered.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

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