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Patrick Henry quotes (6)

I am not a Virginian I am an American.
Patrick Henry   Category: Government

The gentlemen may cry Peace peace! But there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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!
Patrick Henry   Category: Peace

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 ruined.
Patrick Henry   Category: Liberty

... I repeat it sir we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us! ... Sir we are not weak if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.... Besides sir we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise friends to fight our battles for us. The battle sir is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant the active the brave ... ... Should I keep back my opinions at such a time through fear of giving offense I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven which I revere above all earthly kings.
Patrick Henry   Category: Unsorted

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Patrick Henry   Category: Experience

The great object is that every man be armed.
Patrick Henry   Category: Gun