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About Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was an American lawyer, politician, war hero and orator remembered for being one of America's Founding Fathers as well as for his iconic phrase "Give me liberty, or give me death!" which he said during a famous speech he made in 1975 in Richmond, Virginia. He served as the Governor of Virginia on two occasions.
He and Sarah Shelton got married in 1754. The marriage produced six children before Sarah died in 1775. Two years later, he and Dorothea Dandridge tied the knot. The marriage saw him father eleven more children.
Despite the fact that he opposed slavery and hoped for its abolishment, he owned several dozens of slave during his lifetime.
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Famous quotes by Patrick Henry
Fear is the passion of slaves.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
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 have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.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
I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.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
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.Patrick Henry
The great object is that every man be armed.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
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
Patrick Henry's Popularity
Patrick Henry was a famous American politician, who was born on May 29, 1736. As a person born on this date, Patrick Henry is listed in our database as the 28th most popular celebrity for the day (May 29).
People born on May 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Patrick Henry is the 773rd most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Patrick Henry's birthday, Patrick Henry is the 5358th most famous American.
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