Patrick Henry

1736 - 1799

A Quote by Patrick Henry

I am not a Virginian, but an American.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, September, 1774.

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on experience, future, guidance, judgment, and past

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775.

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on citizenship, freedom, and health

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on future, judgment, and past

I have no way of judging the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on future, judgment, and past

I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Patrick Henry on beginning, death, god, idleness, liberty, life, peace, slavery, war, and wishes

The gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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 (1736 - 1799)

Source: 1775, Speech in Virginia Convention

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