Independence Day Quotes

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I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?  ~
Oscar Wilde

Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.  ~ John Adams

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

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

Liberty is the breath of life to nations.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.  ~ Woodrow Wilson

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.  ~ Paul Sweeney

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

The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.  ~ Albert Einstein

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.  ~ John Adams

May I never wake up from the American dream.  ~ Carrie Latet

We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.  ~ John F. Kennedy

Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.  ~ Sinclair Lewis

I believe in America because we have great dreams - and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.  ~ Wendell L. Wilkie

There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.  ~ Archibald MacLeish

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.  ~ John Gunther

The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~ Thomas Jefferson

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~ Daniel Webster

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let freedom never perish in your hands.  ~ Joseph Addison

America is the only country ever founded on the printed word.  ~ Marshall McLuhan

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.  ~ Moshe Dayan

I love my freedom. I love my America.  ~ Jessi Lane Adams

The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.  ~
Thomas Jefferson

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