Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered

 
 
"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. 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

 

 

(1737-1809)
December 19, 1776
Source: The American Crisis, No. 1
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Thomas.Paine.Quote.80F8
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2 Responses to Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered

  1. Iowa says:

    That guy could put together a sentence.

  2. Iowa says:

    "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."Who can write like that???

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