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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:356
AUTHOR:Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
QUOTATION: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.
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS PAINE, “The Crisis,” no. 1, The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 1, p. 176 (1894).

  See note at No. 1821 about this Crisis.
SUBJECTS:Courage
WORKS:Thomas Paine Collection
 
 
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