• “It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “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 by 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 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”
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  • “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” ~Thomas Paine
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  • “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine (1777)
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  • “Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “These are the times that try men’s souls.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine (1777)
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  • “Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.” ~Thomas Paine (1777)
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  • “When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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