Sad, But Still True

The following was uttered by one of this nation’s statesmen. How true it is.

They tell us we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the 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 shall have us bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power… Besides, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave… Gentlemen may cry peace, peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun …

And the quote is over 200 years old.

The above quote was taken from Patrick Henry’s speech given in 1775. It is lesser-known than his “give me liberty or give me death” quote which was taken from the same speech.

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