Wisdom Of The Day: Thomas Paine


“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.” 

~ Thomas Paine, The American Crisis No. 1, December 19, 1776

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2 Responses to Wisdom Of The Day: Thomas Paine

  1. Bunkerville says:

    I only hope that I will live to see the triumph.

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