Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Quote of the Day

I've found myself reading more history recently, especially the history of the American Revolution. One of the great writers of that era, Thomas Paine had this to say about the turmoils of that day (and maybe this one too?)
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.

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