Quotation by Thomas Paine

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.
Thomas Paine (1737–1809), Anglo-American political theorist, writer. Common Sense (1776).

Written as part of a series of pamphlets and entitled The American Crisis and signed Common Sense.
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