Friday, March 23, 2012

Strong or weak?

"They tell us, sir, that we are weak - unable to cope with so
formidable adversary.  But when shall we be stronger?  Will
it be next week, or next year?.........Shall we gather strength
by irresolution and inaction?  Shall we acquire the means of
effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and
hugging the delusive phantom of Hope, until our enemies
have bound us hand and foot?  Sir, we are not weak, if we
make proper use of those means which the God of nature
hath placed in our power."
-Patrick Henry
selected excerpts from his "Give me liberty or give
me death" speech, March 23, 1775

No comments:

Post a Comment