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) American revolutionary and orator
Speech at the Second Virginia Convention (23 Mar 1775)

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