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Patrick Henry

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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." Government 4.9 avg (16 votes)
"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." Government 5.0 avg (19 votes)
"The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." War & Peace 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." God 4.4 avg (27 votes)
"It cannot 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.For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." America, Christianity 4.2 avg (69 votes)
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!" Freedom, Life & Death, War & Peace 4.4 avg (15 votes)
"If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!" War & Peace 5.0 avg (7 votes)
"I know not what course others make take, but as for me: give me Liberty, or give me death." Liberty 4.6 avg (25 votes)
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel." Liberty 5.0 avg (8 votes)
"Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom." Morality 4.6 avg (5 votes)


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