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Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry

A passionate orator, Patrick Henry was one of the most important precipitators of the American Revolution, thanks in large part to his Stamp Act Resolutions, which at the time were considered treasonous. Though he failed in business, Henry passed his bar exam to become a lawyer after studying only six weeks. He represented the Commonwealth of Virginia in the First Continental Congress, arg…

Date of Birth: May 29, 1736
Date of Death: June 06, 1799


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"It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." Patrick Henry
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"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
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"The great object is that every man be armed." Patrick Henry
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"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." Patrick Henry
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"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles." Patrick Henry
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"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?" Patrick Henry
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"When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object." Patrick Henry
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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!" Patrick Henry
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"If we wish to be free; if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending; if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourse" Patrick Henry
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"I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry
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"The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed." Patrick Henry
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"Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship." Patrick Henry
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"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." Patrick Henry
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"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
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"No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles" Patrick Henry
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"I know no way of judging the future but by the past." Patrick Henry
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"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!" Patrick Henry
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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" Patrick Henry
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"They tell us sir that we are weak, unable to cope with so formidable an advesary.But when shall we be stronger?" Patrick Henry
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"We know Virginia is NASCAR country." Patrick Henry
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"A school for future leaders," Patrick Henry
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