The American Crisis
The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published in London from 1776–1783 during the American Revolution by revolutionary author Thomas Paine. It decried British actions and Loyalists, offering support to the Patriot cause.
Sourced The Crisis No. I
- 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
- Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
- (The Crisis No. I) by Thomas Paine published in London in 1776–1783[]
Sourced The Crisis No. II
- Had I served my God as faithful as I have served my king, he would not thus have forsaken me in my old age.
- To Lord Howe, Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1777[]