Thomas Paine
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Thomas Paine (Character)
from "Witness to Yesterday" (1970)

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Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000) (TV)
Thomas Jefferson: Sally, if anyone should ask, Mr. Paine and I are going to admire the gardens.
Sally Hemings: [quoting from Paine's book, "Common Sense"] "Weak men cannot see, and prejudiced men will not see, and we have it in our power to begin the world again." Mr Paine, such wonderful, powerful words you wrote, sir.
Thomas Paine: Thank you, my dear.
Sally Hemings: [curtsies and walks away]
Thomas Paine: [to Jefferson] Extraordinary girl...
[stares at Sally]
Thomas Paine: Extraordinary!