Patrick Henry Quotes

Patrick Henry Quotes: Amongst other strange things said of me, I hear it is said by the deists that I am one of the number; and indeed, that some good people think I am no Christian. This thought gives me much more pain than the appellation of Tory; because I think religion of infinitely higher importance than politics; and I find much cause to reproach myself that I have lived so long, and have given no decided and public proofs of my being a Christian. But, indeed, my dear child, this is a character which I prize far above all this world has, or can boast.
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Patrick Henry Quote: They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?
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Quotes about Patrick Henry: Give me liberty, or give me death! While we're at it, I would also like a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
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Quote about Patrick Henry: Oh, how wretched should I be at this moment, if I had not made my peace with God.
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Patrick Henry Sayings: Give me liberty or give me gout?!  Ok, who's been messing with this?
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Patrick Henry Saying: 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?
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Sayings about Patrick Henry: The Constitution is said to have beautiful features; but when I come to examine these features, Sir, they appear to me horribly frightful. Among other deformities, it has an awful squinting - it squints towards monarchy. And does not this raise indignation in the breast of every true American? Your president may easily become king. . . . Where are your checks in this government? . . . I would rather infinitely - and I am sure most of this convention are of the same opinion - have a king, lords, and commons than a government so replete with such insupportable evils.
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Saying about Patrick Henry: The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, Sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!
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Patrick Henry Quotes: Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?
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Patrick Henry Quote: The King has degenerated into a tyrant and forfeits all rights to his subjects' obedience.
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Quotes about Patrick Henry: I have the highest veneration of those Gentleman, -- but, Sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, We, the People? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask who authorized them to speak the language of, We, the People, instead of We, the States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of the confederation. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one of great consolidated National Government of the people of all the States.
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Quote about Patrick Henry: My most cherished possession I wish I could leave you is my faith in Jesus Christ, for with Him and nothing else you can be happy, but without Him and with all else you'll never be happy.
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Patrick Henry Sayings: I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the pasty. Let us not, I beseech you, deceive ourselves longer. We have done everything that could he done to avert the storm, which is now coming on. If we wish to be free we must fight, I repeat, we must fight.
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Patrick Henry Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Patrick Henry: This house protected by an armed citizen. There is absolutely nothing here worth dying for.
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Saying about Patrick Henry: The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery
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Patrick Henry Quotes: Human nature will never part with power. Look for an example of a voluntary relinquishment of power from one end of the globe to another - you will find none.
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