Patrick Henry Quotes

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Patrick Henry Quotes

Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.
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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.

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Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty?

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Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.

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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

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Fear is the passion of slaves.

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Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.

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I am not a Virginian, but an American.

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The first thing I have at heart is American liberty; the second thing is American union.

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Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.

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You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your government.

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Away with your president! We shall have a king ... the army will salute him as monarch; your militia will leave you and assist in making him king and fight against you. And what have you to oppose this force? What will then become of you and your rights?

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Suspicion is a Virtue, if in the interests of the good of the people.

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You ought to be extremely cautious, watchful, jealous of your liberty; for instead of securing your rights, you may lose them forever ...

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We should transmit to posterity our abhorrence of slavery.

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The whole economy of this lower world proves that it is by labor and perseverance only that good is obtained and evil is avoided.

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Have we the means of resisting disciplined armies, when our only defense, the militia, is put in the hands of Congress? Of what service would militia be to you when, most probably, you will not have a single musket in the state? For, as arms are to be provided by Congress, they may or may not provide them.

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I'm sick of all you ammo-phobes being intolerant of my gun.

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