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"I know not what course others make take, but as for me: give me Liberty, or give me death." -
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Top 5 quotes from Patrick Henry
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel."
"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."
"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!"
"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."
"The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
Top 5 quotes from Liberty
"The people are their own liberators."
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."