“It was in the home of his parents, then, that Patrick Henry learned life’s most important lessons: morality, obedience, discipline, and responsibility. In addition to his father’s explicit instruction, Patrick naturally imitated what he observed. Practice is more powerful than precept, and a parent’s example is more powerful than a teacher’s lecture. His father therefore, not only fashioned Patrick’s mind, he also shaped his soul, and the lessons he learned at home colored his life and leadership.”
~ Give Me Liberty: The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry (Leaders in Action), pg. 135, emphasis added.