I Love

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.
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis, No. 1
December 19, 1776

Thomas Paine
January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809