(29 May 1739 - 6 Jun 1799)
American lawyer, politician and orator who was influential in the American Revolution. His initial concern and opposition to the U.S. Constitution was ameliorated by his successful campaign for the subsequent adoption of the Bill of Rights.
Science Quotes by Patrick Henry (1 quote)
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
— Patrick Henry
Speech (Mar 1775) at the Virginia Convention. In W. Thomson (ed.), The Chartist Circular (), 244