Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Thomas Paine

Auguste Milliere, after an engraving by William Sharp, after George Romney


I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

—Thomas Paine, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States who authored Common Sense during the American Revolution