44 Total Quotes

Patrick Henry Quotes

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
#Christian

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
#Constitution

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
Patrick Henry
#American Revolutionary

prepare Christian men and women who will lead our nation and shape our culture with timeless biblical values and fidelity to the spirit of the American founding.
Patrick Henry
#Culture

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
Patrick Henry
#America #American Revolutionary

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... 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
#Eyes

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
Patrick Henry
#American Revolutionary

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
#Freedom

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
#Patriotic #American Revolutionary

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
#Christianity

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
#American Revolutionary

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
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#Death #American Revolutionary

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
Patrick Henry
#Books And Reading #American Revolutionary

The great object is that every man be armed.
Patrick Henry
#American Revolutionary #Man

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
#Blessings

Give me liberty or give me death.
Patrick Henry
#Death #American Revolutionary

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
#Duty

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.
Patrick Henry
#American Revolutionary #Spirit

If this be treason, make the most of it!
Patrick Henry
#American Revolutionary #Treason

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
Patrick Henry
#Experience #American Revolutionary

I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
Patrick Henry
#Future