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Thomas Paine on Counterfeit Tolerance

Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution (G.P. Putnam: 1894), p. 74.

Toleration is not the opposite of Intoleration, but is the counterfeit of it. Both are despotisms. The one assumes to itself the right of with-holding Liberty of Conscience, and the other of granting it.