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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was instrumental in forcing the addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States.
  influential proponent of the American Revolution famous for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech (1736-1799)
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  • Patrick Henry was instrumental in forcing the addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States.
  • Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and ’Light Horse’ Harry Lee …. were all Rebels….
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • It was the most distinguished institution of learning left in the world, the Patrick Henry University of Cleveland.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • On the other hand, the words of Patrick Henry had made such an impression on me that I had been able to stretch myself tall and trembling and say, "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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  • "As that great patriot Patrick Henry said " Johnny get your gun get your gun get your gun "As that great patriot George Washington said "
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Like Patrick Henry and everyone else, I had but one life to live.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The Marching Hordes The bulletin board outside lecture hall 1712-A of Patrick Henry High School showed a flashing red light.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Mr. Schiller, they saw, was religiously impressed, like Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Paul Revere, with the beauties of Liberty.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But his response was an immediate decision to make a fight, if only, as he later explained to Patrick Henry, "to recover that military ardor which is of the utmost moment to an army."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • An exultant John Adams wrote to Patrick Henry that the "natural course and order of things" was coming to pass at last.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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  • …Richmond was a proud city and perhaps more distinctly American than even Washington, D.C. It could even be said that the United States of America was born in Richmond, for it was there, in 1775, in Richmond’s St. John’s Episcopal Church, that Patrick Henry looked out on a congregation that included George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and delivered the famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, which fomented American rebellion, the Revolutionary War, and independence itself.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • As soon as he had taken his seat, filled with hope and admiration, I rose, and declared that PATRICK HENRY, of revolutionary fame, never made a speech more eloquent in the cause of liberty, than the one we had just listened to from the lips of that hunted fugitive.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Mine’s Patrick Henry High School.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • For the last three years, he had been head of the Department of Philosophy at the Patrick Henry University.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I am an alumnus of the great school that employs Dr. Pritchett at present, the Patrick Henry University.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The Patrick Henry University.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Then he told her that he had taken two courses of education during the last four years: one at the Patrick Henry University, the other in a copper foundry on the outskirts of Cleveland.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • At thirty-two, he became head of the Department of Physics of the Patrick Henry University, in the days when the great University still deserved its glory.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Someone moved aside and he managed to read the notice: PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL Department of Social Studies SPECIAL NOTICE to all students Course 410 (elective senior seminar) Advanced Survival, instr.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • He had not attended the First Congress, when Washington and Patrick Henry had been part of the delegation, and the Virginians with their liveried servants and splendid horses had ridden into the city like princelings.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Dr. Robert Stadler once told me that when you were at the Patrick Henry University, you had three students who were your favorites and his, three brilliant minds from whom you expected a great future.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • In coming to a fixed determination to run away, we did more than Patrick Henry, when he resolved upon liberty or death.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Rod, are you going to let this Teller U. character insult an old Patrick Henry man?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Further, he offered a list of those he had in mind for the assignment that included Patrick Henry and William Vans Murray.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I suppose it means that you will have to repeat a semester at Patrick Henry.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Afterward, when Patrick Henry declined for reasons of health, Adams chose another southerner, the Federalist governor of North Carolina, William Davie.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But the detachment Jefferson enjoyed from the war had ended abruptly in the spring of 1779 when the Virginia Assembly chose him to succeed Patrick Henry as the wartime governor, a role he disliked and that was to prove the low point of his public career, as probably he foresaw.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Instead of Murray alone serving as minister plenipotentiary, Adams nominated Patrick Henry and Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth to join Murray as envoys to France, making a commission of three.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "When I was at the Patrick Henry University," he said, "I had three pupils.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I looked at them, as they sat in my back yard, and beyond my house there were the tall, dark buildings of what was still a monument to unenslaved thought-the Patrick Henry Universityand farther in the distance there were the lights of Cleveland, the orange glow of steel mills behind batteries of smokestacks, the twinkling red dots of radio towers, the long white rays of airports on the black edge of the sky-and I thought that in the name of any greatness that had ever existed and moved…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • A faint convulsion ran over Robert Stadler’s face at the words: "-former head of the Department of Physics of the Patrick Henry University.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • …to the floor, the other bent, his hands clasping his knee, his head of sun-streaked hair raised against a spread of gray sky-and suddenly Dr. Stadler saw the figure of a young boy sitting on the porch-railing of his home, near the campus of the Patrick Henry University, with the sun on the chestnut hair of a head lifted against a spread of summer blue, and he heard the passionate intensity of his own voice saying twenty-two years ago: "The only sacred value in the world, John, is the…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
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