America’s trying times

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.” Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)