- Name: Patrick Henry
- Born: 05/29/1736
- Died: 06/06/1799 (63 years old)
- Profession: Planter, lawyer
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736? June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter, politician, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): “Give me liberty, or give me death!” A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.
Party: Anti-Federalist, Anti-Administration, Federalist
Birth Place: Studley, Virginia, British America
Death Place: Brookneal, Virginia, U.S.
Patrick Henry quotes :
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
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
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
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
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.Patrick Henry