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Patrick Henry Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Dec 2023
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That religion, or the duty we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to th
It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!
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 Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
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.
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 liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
The great object is that every man be armed.
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
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!
If this be treason, make the most of it!
I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
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 but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
Give me liberty or give me death.
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.
Fear is the passion of slaves.
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