QUOTES: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot

“These are 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.” – Thomas Paine, from his essay “The Crisis”

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Perhaps, he should have written that “There are times in EACH generation that try men’s souls.”? Seems like we are being presented with ours. With politicians and bureaucrats that are as any as those that served King George!

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