Author Topic: The American crisis.Thomas Paine  (Read 884 times)

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The American crisis.Thomas Paine
« on: August 23, 2020, 11:43:35 AM »
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
"Great things have been affected by a few men well conducted"George Rogers Clark

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Re: The American crisis.Thomas Paine
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 12:59:31 PM »
Truer word have rarely been spoken. I use this as a part of my Sunday Benediction.

Thank you for posting.


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Re: The American crisis.Thomas Paine
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 06:27:56 PM »
What an odd coincidence!  Hadaclue and I were just talking about the first paragraph of this quote at lunch on the range at Slippery Rock.  Probably less than an hour after you posted.  Could it be that Liberty is spreading in pandemic proportions?

Let's hope so!
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.  Jefferson

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Re: The American crisis.Thomas Paine
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 11:34:34 AM »
That's a great idea  O0

I use this as a part of my Sunday Benediction.

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Re: The American crisis.Thomas Paine
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 01:36:33 PM »
Of course, I can't say that I can talk about it with a totally dry set of eyes. Sometimes I have to take a sip of water as a distraction.
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."  Mark Twain


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