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AUTHOR: Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
QUOTATION: We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS PAINE, “The Crisis,” no. 4, September 11, 1777, final paragraph.—The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 1, p. 232 (1902, reprinted 1969).
SUBJECTS: Freedom—defense of