“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 (1736 – 1799) was an American attorney, planter, politician, and orator
‘best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention:
“Give me liberty, or give me death!”