These are the times that...

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 his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Thomas Paine

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Added on: June 28, 2007

From Paine's The American Crisis. This work, written in December 1776, was used by General George Washington as motivation on the eve of his famous Delaware river crossing.

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