Quotation Explorer - 'Patrick Henry'

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or 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
Congress may carry on the most wicked and pernicious of schemes under the dark veil of secrecy. 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
The eternal difference between right and wrong does not fluctuate, it is immutable. - 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 to provide for it. - Patrick Henry
I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know way of judging the future but by the past. - Patrick Henry
Give me liberty or give me death."[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of .] - 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! - Patrick Henry
It is the business of a virtuous clergy to censure vice in every appearance of it. - Patrick Henry
Fear is the passion of slaves. - Patrick Henry
Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty? - Patrick Henry
I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death. - Patrick Henry
I know of no way to judge the future but by the past. - Patrick Henry
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. - 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 ruined. - Patrick Henry
Give me liberty, or give me death. - Patrick Henry
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