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Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Country: United States
Birth Date: 1737-01-29 Death Date: 1809-06-08
Thomas Paine was an American founding father most known for his persuasive literature "Common Sense" and "The American Crisis".
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"I love the man that can smile at 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."

Source: 'The American Crisis: No 1', written December 19, 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War
Topic: Bravery/Courage Quotes
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