I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.
"Patrick Henry" was an American attorney, plantation/planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Fathers of the United States/Founding Father, he served as the List of Governors of Virginia/first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.
Henry led the opposition to the Stamp Act 1765 and is remembered for his "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he is regarded as one of the most influential champions of Republicanism in the United States/Republicanism and an invested promoter of the American Revolution and its fight for independence.
After the Revolution, Henry was a leader of the Anti-Federalism/anti-federalists in Virginia. He opposed the United States Constitution, fearing that it endangered the rights of the States as well as the freedoms of individuals; he helped gain adoption of the Bill of rights/Bill of Rights. By 1798 however, he supported President John Adams and the Federalists; he denounced passage of the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions as he feared the social unrest and widespread executions that had followed the increasing radicalism of the French Revolution.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous activists! More Patrick Henry on Wikipedia.
I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
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I know of no way to judge the future but by the past.
Religion I have disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give to them, and that is the Christian religion. If they had that and I had not given them one cent, they would be rich. If they have not that, and I had given them the world, they would be poor.
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.
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!
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... 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.
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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!