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 county; 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, the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

— Tom Paine after the Declaration of Independence

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