A Quote by Thomas Paine on birds, death, heart, imagination, pity, and reality

[Burke] is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The Rights of Man, pt. I, 1791

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