Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry.
BornMay 29, 1736
Cedar Hill, Virginia
DiedJune 6, 1799
Brookneal, Virginia
American statesman. Governor of Virginia 1776-1779, 1784-1786. Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1775. Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1764. Declined appointments to many political offices including Chief Justice of the United States, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Secretary of State.

The repository contains one quote from 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!

Virginia House of Burgesses
March 23, 1775