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Quotes About Fourth of July

A Collection of Quotes About Fourth of July

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” – Woodrow Wilson

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” – Erma Bombeck

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

“America is a tune.  It must be sung together.” – Gerald Stanley Lee

“It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas.” – Stephen Colbert

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” – James Madison

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

“America’s a family. We all yell at each other, and it all works out.” – Louis C.K.

“Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives. Breathe it in.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.” – Adlai Stevenson

“One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Let freedom never perish in your hands.” – Joseph Addison

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight Eisenhower

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” – Albert Camus

“The great revolution in the history of man, past, present, and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free.” – John F. Kennedy

“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” – James Bryce

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” – Louis D. Brandeis

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” – George Bernard Shaw

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman

“The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” – Bill Clinton

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

“You cannot conquer America.” – William Pitt

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

“We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.” – Lech Walesa

“Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure!” – William Lloyd Garrison

“This country was founded and built by people with great dreams and the courage to take great risks.” – Ronald Reagan

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” – Wendell L. Wilkie

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun.” – James Lafferty

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Where liberty is, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

“No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.” – Mac Thornberry

“Give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

“Freedom is not license. For the former looks out for the good of ‘all’, while the latter looks out for the good of ‘me’.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” – John Basil Barnhill

“The Fourth of July should be celebrated with big hearts.” – Camila Alves

“America means opportunity, freedom, power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives. Breathe it in.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America.” – Val Saintsburt

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner

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