These are the times that try men's souls.
The summer soldier will in this crisis,
shrink from the service of their country;
but he that stands by 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.
- The Crisis, Thomas Paine