Patrick Henry - Quotes

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Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.

I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.

I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.

We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

Give me liberty or give me death.

Give me liberty or give me death.

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.

The great object is that every man be armed.

The great object is that every man be armed.

Fear is the passion of slaves. ---->>>

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.

If this be treason, make the most of it! ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: May 29, 1736
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Die: June 6, 1799
Occupation: Politician
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Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786 (wikipedia)