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I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

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Source Notes: Source: PATRICK HENRY, speech to the Virginia Convention, Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1775.William Wirt, Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry, 9th ed., pp. 13839 . Language altered to first person.For information on the authenticity of the text of this speech, see the notes at No. 1061.

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Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he was one of the most influential (and radical) advocates of the American Revolution.

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