Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tom 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. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Ayn Rand -

The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters and intends to be the master