What are the best Patrick Henry quotes?

Accurate and famous quotes by Patrick Henry about liberty, god, death, active, battle. Patrick Henry is well-known American politician with many wise quotes. You can read the best of all time and enjoy Top 10 lists. Share the best Patrick Henry sayings with your friends and family.


  1. Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?


  2. The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.


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


  4. This is all the Inheritance I can give to my dear Family. The Religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.




  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. Give me liberty or give me death.


  8. It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truthand listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.


  9. 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.


  10. For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.


  11. The great object is that every man be armed.


  12. 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 past.


  13. Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessingsgive us that precious jewel, and you may take every thing else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.


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


  15. The officers of Congress, may come upon you now, fortified with all the terrors of paramount federal authority. Excisemen taxmen may come in multitudes; for the limitation of their numbers no man knows. They may, unless the general government be restrained ... go into your cellars and rooms, and search, ransack, and measure, everything you eat, drink, and wear.


  16. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is 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 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!


  17. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.


  18. 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!


  19. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be freeif we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contendingif we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon, until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtainedwe must fight!I repeat it, sir, we must fight!! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts, is all that is left us!


  20. 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.

    • liberty


Top 10 quotes by Patrick Henry

  1. Go to table of contents

Patrick Henry image quotes

What are the best Patrick Henry images quotes? Read and bookmark finest sayings from Patrick Henry, embed as quotes on beautiful images. Those images have liberty quotes, god quotes, death quotes, active quotes, battle quotes.

That are top sayings from Patrick Henry as picture quotes. Access more quotations by Patrick Henry with images on Pinterest.

Go to table of contents

About Patrick Henry

Where is Patrick Henry from? Patrick Henry is American who said awesome wise words. Well-known and respected in American society for wise sayings. The following quotations and images represent the American nature embed in Patrick Henry's character.

What Patrick Henry was famous for? Patrick Henry is famous politician with many good quotes. Influential and well recognized politician all over the world. Browse a lot of Patrick Henry books and reference books with quotes from Patrick Henry on Amazon.

Go to table of contents

Politicians similar to Patrick Henry

Which politician has the best quotes? Top quotes from famous politicians like the following.


Patrick Henry favorite topics

Patrick Henry is famous for his passion about liberty, god, death, active, battle. Check out great quotations and affirmations on these topics.


Conclusion

That were all of the 20 quotes from Patrick Henry. Maybe some questions are in your head.

How to save Patrick Henry quotations? Save every quote you like to your Bookmarks for further reference. You can also bookmark this author profile page for easier access. This way you can access any new quotes and updated lists.

How to get daily quotes? Every bookmark increase quote's position in Quotlr rankings. We feature quotes which get the most hype as Daily Quotes in our app. You can download Best Quotes by Quotlr for iPhone from the App Store.

How do you quote Patrick Henry quotations? You are free to cite every quote from Patrick Henry found on Quotlr. Hit the share button to get sharing options for Facebook, Twitter or direct link for email.

When was Patrick Henry birthday? Patrick Henry was born on October 16.

Who is Patrick Henry? Some facts about Patrick Henry from biography. ... Read more about Patrick Henry on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Patrick Henry on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Patrick Henry on Amazon to get more reference.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Quote
Loading ...