Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"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 his 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; 'tis dearness only that gives everything 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." (The Political Words of Thomas Paine, p. 55.)"

4 comments:

Bonnie said...

Very inspiring and very timely, Con!

McEwens said...

Inspiring!!! Guess who I am going out with tonight? YOUR sisters! Lucky me!

Check out my cartoon on my blog, I think you will like it!

ELDON and SHELLI said...

I wish we were quicker to remember those kinds of principles.

The Gatchell Crew said...

Thank you Connie for giving me these wonderful words!!