In honor of Thomas Paine’s 283rd birthday today, I am proud to announce a new collection I have put together to showcase some of my favorite artistic creations that highlight the founding father. As Democracy Chronicles Founder and Editor-in-Chief I have made over 1,000 political memes of one kind or another. My collection of memes can be found on DC’s Flickr and they are separated into tags and albums including albums like Adrian’s Favorite Memes, the Democracy Flag Series and Democracy Quote Memes.
This Thomas Paine memes collection is free for you to use and spread around and can be considered to be in the public domain. Just spread the Paine as you see fit.
In fact, Paine has so many quotable lines that there are many left out of my meme collection that deserve mention. Some Thomas Paine quotes I have not made into memes yet:
These are the times that try men’s souls.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
When the rich plunder the poor of his rights, it becomes an example to the poor to plunder the rich of his property.
O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.
The following totally original and unique political cartoons were made with Photoshop and all images were created to accompany an article on our website. I hope you enjoy. I would love to read some reactions so add your comments below!