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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1845
AUTHOR:Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
QUOTATION: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.
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS PAINE, “The Crisis,” no. 1, The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 1, p. 170 (1894).

  See note at No. 1821 about “Crisis.”
SUBJECTS:Tyranny
WORKS:Thomas Paine Collection
 
 
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