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Patrick Henry

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Definition influential proponent of the American Revolution famous for his Give me Liberty, or give me Death! speech (1736-1799)
  • Patrick Henry was instrumental in forcing the addition of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States.
  • Like Patrick Henry and everyone else, I had but one life to live.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • 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
  • Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and 'Light Horse' Harry Lee .... were all Rebels....
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • 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
  • It was the most distinguished institution of learning left in the world, the Patrick Henry University of Cleveland.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • 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
  • 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
  • "As that great patriot Patrick Henry said " Johnny get your gun get your gun get your gun "As that great patriot George Washington said " "Goodbye mother goodbye Catherine goodbye Elizabeth.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • 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
  • 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
  • I suppose it means that you will have to repeat a semester at Patrick Henry.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • There had been Patrick Henry, after all, a statesman and an orator.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • Mine's Patrick Henry High School.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • 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

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