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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


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

#politics #religion #inspirational

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.

— Patrick Henry

#freedom #honesty #revolution #self-examination #truth

The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!

— Patrick Henry


Give me liberty or give me death.

— Patrick Henry

#give #give me #give me liberty #liberty #me

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

— Patrick Henry


It is the business of a virtuous clergy to censure vice in every appearance of it.

— Patrick Henry

#preaching #religion #sin #business

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.

— Patrick Henry

#bible #books #ever #other #printed

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.

— Patrick Henry

#dear #family #give #i #indeed

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

— Patrick Henry

#i #judging #know #past #way

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Patrick Henry (May 29 1736 – June 6 1799) was an attorney planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. 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. By 1779 along with his cousin and her husband Henry owned a 10000-acre (40 km2) plantation known by the name of Leatherwood.

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