My blog has famous quotations of Patrick Henry here and on the sidebar of the main page. Here are two more that are a little less famous.
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.
Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.
Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
—Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution, June 5, 1788, in Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed., v.3 p.45 (Philadelphia, 1836).
Quoted online here.
“Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.”
—Quoted online here.
Does anyone know the source of this second quotation?