Paine is the surname of several individuals:

  • Allie Paine (1919–2008), American college basketball player
  • Augustus G. Paine, Sr. (1839–1915), American financier
  • Augustus G. Paine, Jr. (1866–1947), American paper manufacturer and bank official
  • Charles Jackson Paine (1833–1916), American Civil War general and America's Cup yachtsman
  • Eleazer A. Paine (1815–1882), American Civil War general
  • Elijah Paine (1757–1842), U.S. Senator from Vermont
  • Godfrey Paine (1871–1932), Royal Navy and Royal Air Force officer
  • George Paine (civil servant), Statistics and Intelligence
  • Halbert E. Paine (1826–1905), American Civil War general
  • James Paine (disambiguation), multiple people
  • John Paine (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Lyman Paine (1901–1978), American architect
  • Mary Wheaton Paine (born 1936), American actress
  • Robert Treat Paine (1731–1814), signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence or any of several Americans by this name
  • Roxy Paine (born 1966), American artist
  • Ruth Paine (born 1932), American woman who inadvertently played a role in the Kennedy Assassination
  • Sumner Paine (1868–1904), American Olympic marksman
  • Terry Paine (born 1939), English footballer
  • Thomas Paine (1737–1809), U.S. Founding Father and author of Common Sense, Rights of Man and The Age of Reason
  • Thomas Paine (privateer) (1632–1715), colonial American privateer
  • Thomas O. Paine (1921–1992), NASA administrator
  • Tim Paine (born 1984), Australian cricketer

Paine may also refer to:

  • Cordillera del Paine, a mountain group in Chilean Patagonia
  • Paine Field, an airport in Everett, Washington
  • Paine, Chile
  • Paine River, a waterstream located in the Magallanes Region of Chile
  • Torres del Paine, a mountain group in Chilean Patagonia
  • Paine (Final Fantasy), a fictional female character in the video game Final Fantasy X-2

Famous quotes containing the word paine:

    Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, ‘tis time to part.
    —Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    Each man too is a tyrant in tendency, because he would impose his idea on others; and their trick is their natural defence. Jesus would absorb the race; but Tom Paine or the coarsest blasphemer helps humanity by resisting this exuberance of power.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
    —Thomas Paine (1737–1809)