Correct quote- "To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists of holding humanity in contempt is like administering medicine to the dead or endeavoring to convert an Atheist by scripture.
"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.
The Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine. It was a pamphlet that was made in This pamphlet helped convince Americans that they needed to break with Britain. It was an instant succes that sold over copies in just three months!
On March, 1775 an anonymous writer, thought to be the Norfolk born author Thomas Paine, published 'African Slavery in America' the first article in the American colonies calling for the equality of slaves and the abolition of slavery