The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)
Source: Speech before the Virginia House of Burgesses
Contributed by: Zaady
Caesar had his Brutus-Charles the First, his Cromwell-and George the Third-('Treason,' cried the Speaker) . . . may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.
Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, 1765. W. Wirt’s Patrick Henry.
I am not a Virginian, but an American.
Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, September, 1774.
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.
Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775.
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
I have no way of judging the future but by the past.
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