Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Belling gave up.  Weber gave up.  Bed-wetters, both.  Sunshine patriots.

"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, 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: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. 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.

1 comment:

Anne Asgard said...

On the other hand... it was Tom Paine's side that won. As will ours.