Rate this quote:(4.00 / 1 vote)Say it
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. 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.
Edit this quote...

Thomas Paine

American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)

All Thomas Paine quotes | Thomas Paine Books

★ FAVORITE (5 votes)


Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Thomas Paine quote with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:


"Thomas Paine Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 Oct. 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/quote/6897>.

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.