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Patrick Henry Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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.
- Patrick Henry

I know not what others may choose but,
as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
- Patrick Henry

 

Give me liberty or give me death.
- Patrick Henry

Fear is the passion of slaves.
- Patrick Henry

If this be treason, make the most of it!
- Patrick Henry

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

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

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

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

The great object is that every man be armed.
- Patrick Henry

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

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

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

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.
- Patrick Henry

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

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

I finally had to go to the American Civil Liberties
Union here in northern California to get my reply published
to what I considered to be a hatchet job done by Stanley Crouch.
- Ishmael Reed

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is
the only safeguard of our liberties.
- Abraham Lincoln

One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard
not just of property but of our liberties.
- William Weld

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we
recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we
gather information in the United States.
- John Ashcroft

I urge calm and sensitivity to the fundamental civil
liberties of our country.
- Larry Craig

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,
are worth defending against all hazards:
And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed,
they will fall by the hands of the clergy.
- Marquis de Lafayette

I think nowadays economic liberties are an explosive issue.
- Emma Bonino

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances
of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if
we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi

The flag represents all the values and the liberties
Americans have and enjoy everyday.
- Bill Shuster

Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It began as hackers' rights.
Then it became general civil liberties of everybody -
government stay away.
- Esther Dyson

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day.
It was al-Qaeda.
We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker
down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.
- Barack Obama

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic
nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The events with Henry III happened, obviously the way it happened,
liberties were taken.
- Catherine McCormack

There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take
liberties as liberty itself.
- Andre Breton

The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.
- William O. Douglas

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
- Francis Picabia

Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed,
daily, stronger.
- John Lothrop Motley

You can only protect your liberties in this world by
protecting the other man's freedom.
- Clarence Darrow

When we lose our liberties, it does not happen in one dramatic moment,
but gradually and quietly.
- John E. Moss

The truth is our country, our people,
our liberties, and our way of life are under attack
by radical Islamic terrorists who kill and destroy in the name of religion.
- Saxby Chambliss

The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods.
- Ludwig Borne

It only takes five people in black robes to determine
such crucial issues for our country as abortion,
pornography, same-sex 'marriage,' and religious liberties.
- Richard Land

It is possible to read the history of this country
as one long struggle to extend the liberties established
in our Constitution to everyone in America.
- Molly Ivins

We will not let terrorists change our way of life;
we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine
the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
- Adam Schiff

I began taking liberties a long time ago;
now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Give me the liberty to know, to utter,
and to argue freely according to conscience,
above all liberties.
- John Milton

Don't be afraid to take liberties with this music.
Try and put some of yourself into it.
- Brian Setzer

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud,
is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
- John Quincy Adams

Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans
soon may have to choose between civil liberties and
more intrusive means of protection.
- William S. Cohen

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy,
civil liberties and an open society.
- George Soros

Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties -
provided we're only talking about criminals.
- Ann Coulter

When the public's right to know is threatened,
and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk,
all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
- Christopher Dodd

We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.
- James Madison

For two decades the state has been taking liberties,
and these liberties were once ours.
- E. P. Thompson

The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that
"Popery" when encouraged by government has always been
dangerous to the liberties of the people.
- Lord George Gordon

I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded,
rights are protected and the people of this land are
treated as equals under the law.
- Paul Martin

The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one.
Property does not have rights.
People have rights.
- Potter Stewart

But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act,
there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify
and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history.
- Xavier Becerra

How absurd men are!
They never use the liberties they have,
they demand those they do not have.
They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In no instance have...
the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
- James Madison

Let me be clear: There is no stronger advocate for
civil liberties in the Senate than myself.
- Saxby Chambliss

I do not use the language of my people.
I can take liberties with certain themes which the
Arabic language would not allow me to take.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I was on the state board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Betty Hill

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
- Edmund Burke

If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms,
it may create a greater hunger for democracy,
reform and liberties in China.
- Gary Locke

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous
to our liberties than standing armies.
- Thomas Jefferson

Men naturally resent it when women take greater liberties
in dress than men are allowed.
- Michael Korda

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to
secure our independence and the liberties that remain
the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings

No, sometimes we just have to take liberties because the idea was so good.
I wish we'd just gone with the idea that Patsy had been a man.
It would have been fantastic.
- Jennifer Saunders

We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.
- Robert Jackson

Americans need to understand the significance of having
their civil liberties dismantled.
It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners,
it affects us all.
- Bianca Jagger


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