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American Independence Day Quotes

American Quotes About the Fourth of July: Looking to wish someone a very happy July 4th? Looking for the perfect 4th of July Instagram captions? Or are you just trying to find the right inspirational words to get you in the holiday spirit? If so, these Independence Day quotes will be the perfect reminder of the American value to strive to be better.

100 American Independence Day Quotes

  1. Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.– Thomas Paine
  2. Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.– Benjamin Franklin
  3. Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.– Thomas Macaulay
  4. 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
  5. We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.– William Faulkner
  6. A nation where people’s spirits are free and heads are high, will always glorify.
  7. The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.– Woodrow Wilson
  8. The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.– Susan B. Anthony
  9. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.– George Orwellv
  10. My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.– Author Unknown
  11. The United States is the only country with a known birthday.– James G. Blaine
  12. It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.– ~Author unknown
  13. Give me liberty or give me death!– Patrick Henry
  14. Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.– – Andrew Jackson
  15. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.– Franklin D. Roosevelt
  16. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.– – Abraham Lincoln
  17. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.– ~Elmer Davis
  18. Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.– ~Albert Camus
  19. America is a tune. It must be sung together.– – Gerald Stanley Lee
  20. Don’t take your freedom and independence for granted, someone had to work hard and make many sacrifices for it.– Author unknow
  21. Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.– George Washington’s
  22. America means opportunity, freedom, power.– –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23. America.. it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.– –Thomas Wolfe
  24. A good many elderly people are afflicted with dreadful headaches on the Fourth of July; but I suspect they don’t mind it very much, for in every puff of blue smoke that wreathes itself under their noses, they see a boy’s or a girl’s happy face.– William H. Rideing
  25. In every human breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of freedom; it is impatient of oppression and pants for deliverance.– –Phillis Wheatley
  26. Independence now and forever!– –Daniel Webster
  27. One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!– – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  28. Where liberty dwells, there is my country.– Benjamin Franklin
  29. May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.– Peter Marshall
  30. Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.– John Adams
  31. Then join hand in hand brave Americans all! By uniting we stand by dividing we fall.– John Dickinson
  32. 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
  33. For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.– – Horace
  35. A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.– – George William Curtis
  36. Happy 4th of July! I feel so proud to be a part of the most wonderfull country in the world.– Author unknow
  37. Take time on this special day to understand what independence means to you. Happy July 4th!– Author unknow
  38. Enjoy the blessings of freedom and independence, but also do your part and work hard to appreciate it.– Author unknow
  39. 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
  40. We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.– Ricardo Flores Magon
  41. The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object– – Thomas Jefferson
  42. As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.– – George Washington
  43. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.– Benjamin Franklin
  44. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.– -Abraham Lincoln
  45. It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.– -Emiliano Zapata
  46. Make this Fourth of July memorable by counting your blessings and truly appreciating your freedom.– Author unknow
  47. While you enjoy the feeling of independence, also do your part and work hard to cherish it.– Author unknow
  48. You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things. Brave undisciplined men have no chance against the discipline and valour of other men. Have you seen a few policemen handle a crowd?– George S. Patton Jr.
  49. That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.– Richard Henry Lee
  50. Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter.– Benjamin Franklin
  51. In childhood the daylight always fails too soon—except when there are going to be fireworks; and then the sun dawdles intolerably on the threshold like a tedious guest.– Jan Struther
  52. The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.– – James Madison
  53. Let’s enjoy this 4th of July by eating foods that would terrify our forefathers.– ~Author unknown
  54. 4th of July independence day stars and stripes let freedom ring America sweet land of liberty red, white, blue proud to be an American.– -Unknown
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  56. Freedom is never given; it is won.– — A. Philip Randolph
  57. I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.– – Wendell L. Wilkie
  58. Liberty is the breath of life to nations.– George Bernard Shaw
  59. May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!– – Daniel Webster
  60. Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.– John Dickinson
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  62. To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.– Thomas Jefferson
  63. Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.– Kahlil Gibran
  64. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.– Benjamin Franklin
  65. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.– Thomas Jefferson
  66. Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.– Samuel Adams
  67. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.– George Bernard Shaw
  68. Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.– Louis D. Brandeis
  69. He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.– Thomas Paine
  70. The basis of a democratic state is liberty.– Aristotle
  71. The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered… deeply, finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.– George Washington
  72. Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.– Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  73. It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.– J. Horace McFarland
  74. All we have of freedom, all we use or know -This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.– ~Rudyard Kipling
  75. 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
  76. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.– George S. Patton
  77. 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
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  79. “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”– — Ronald Reagan
  80. Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.– Abraham Lincoln
  81. Better to starve free than be a fat slave.– Aesop
  82. Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.– Mark Twain
  83. There, I guess King George will be able to read that.– John Hancock
  84. I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.– Woodrow T. Wilson
  85. Practicing and applying freedom, while others aren’t looking is more important than proclaiming your freedom to anyone who will listen.
  86. On this monumental day, take some time to understand why you have your freedom and independence.
  87. This Fourth of July, proudly display your patriotism and help others understand why they are free.
  88. Instead of wondering what your country is going to do for you, decide what you will do for your country.
  89. Freedom comes with a price. Many people take this freedom for granted, but what would you pay to be free?
  90. The difference between America and other countries is that we have the chance to make our dreams a reality.
  91. Instead of always blaming the past, decide to be independent, and determine your future on this Independence Day.
  92. If you truly appreciate your freedom, then you will never deny the opportunity to provide freedom to someone else.
  93. Enjoy the fireworks and outdoor activities, but remember what those activities signify…your freedom and independence.
  94. Having freedom means you are given a chance to choose your own destiny and follow your dreams until they are a reality.
  95. Make a decision this Independence Day to do your part in keeping America the land of the free and the home of the brave.
  96. Freedom isn’t always free; it must be achieved and appreciated to the greatest extent, even when it is uncomfortable to do so.
  97. America will always be free until the citizens decide to stop paying for it. Are you willing to pay the price for your freedom?
  98. Freedom is not for the chosen few, but for the few who choose. Many people chose freedom above all things so that we can be free today.
  99. This Independence Day, let us not just celebrate freedom but also win our freedom from all vices and sins that humanity has got embroiled in.
  100. Freedom allows everyone the opportunity to make our country a better place; what contributions will you make to benefit our beautiful country?
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