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Patrick Henry Quotes

Written by Subject: Motivation
“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?  Patrick Henry

“Fear is the passion of slaves.”  Patrick Henry

“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.”   Patrick Henry

“Give me liberty or give me death.”  Patrick Henry

“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.”  Patrick Henry

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

“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.”  Patrick Henry

“I know no way of judging the future but by the past.”  Patrick Henry

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

“I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.”  Patrick Henry

“I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”  Patrick Henry

“If this be treason, make the most of it!”  Patrick Henry

“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!

“Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.”  Patrick Henry

“The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.”  Patrick Henry

“The great object is that every man be armed.”  Patrick Henry

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

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

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

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


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