The Fourth of July is a time to rejoice in this success,
which has inspired all who seek to break the shackles
of totalitarian rule and breathe in the life-giving air of liberty.
President George Bush Sr.
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
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Those early patriots may have come from different backgrounds
and different walks of life, but they were united by a belief in a
simple truth: that we are all created equal, that we are all endowed
by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these rights are life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. …
President Barack Obama
The fourth of July is a federal holiday to celebrate the nation's independence.
For many Americans, it is a day for backyard barbecue, parades
Richard Kessler, The 4th of July
Quote of The Day
So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where
each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only
ourselves but each other.
President Barack Obama
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
President George Washington
America is another name for opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My fellow Americans, we're known around the world as a confident
and a happy people. Tonight there's much to celebrate and many
blessings to be grateful for. So while it's good to talk about serious things,
it's just as important and just as American to have some fun.
President Ronald Reagan
The conflict for independence is now itself but a record of history.
The resentments of that age may be buried in oblivion.
The stoutest hearts, which then supported the tug of war, are
cold under the clod of the valley.
John Quincy Adams, 1821
...the source of our blessings is a loving God, in whom we trust.
Therefore, I ask all the members of the American family, our guests
and friends, to join me now in a moment of silent prayer and meditation
in gratitude for all that we have received and to ask continued safety
and happiness for each of us and for the United States of America.
President Gerald R. Ford
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely
than this our own country!
And obviously the Fourth of July -- we enjoy the hotdogs, we enjoy
the burgers, we enjoy the barbecue, we enjoy the day off for a lot of us,
we enjoy the fireworks. But it's important to remember what a miracle
this country is.
President Barack Obama
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.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home
of the brave.
So let's do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values
we all hold dear; making our economy work for everyone not
just those at the top, protecting our country
and protecting our planet and breaking down all the barriers that hold
any American back from achieving their dreams.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice;
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We are obliged to conclude that the Declaration of Independence
represented the movement of a people. It was not, of course,
a movement from the top.
President Calvin Coolidge
If Americans were flowery in normal times, there was something about
the Fourth of July that caused them to go to extremes.
Jim Beckerman, The Fourth of July once meant speeches, not fireworks
May freedom ring throughout not only our land, but the entire world.
Ambassador Allan Mustard
Words of Encouragement
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing
the holy fire of patriotism.
J. Horace McFarland
Love and Life
Let us express our deepest gratitude to those who sacrificed their
lives to give us freedom. Wish you all a very joyful Independence Day!
Independence Day is special. It is a day to honor our past. It is a day to celebrate our freedom.
Stephanie Kuligowski, Happy Fourth of July
Through thick and thin, right and wrong, we have stood. Sometimes in shame, sometimes gloriously, we have stood.
Joseph Wilburn Boring Jr.
I think of what our forefathers sacrificed so we could be free to work, play and socialize as we wish.
Eric, Ideological Violence
The life of Benjamin Franklin is of importance to every American
primarily because of the part he played in securing the independence
of the United States and in establishing it as a nation.
Frank Woodworth Pine, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Our people have always known that Government could not
solve all the problems and that all citizens had to be responsible to
build this Nation together.
President Bill Clinton
To the weary, hungry, unequipped Army of the American Revolution,
the Fourth of July was a tonic of hope and inspiration.
So is it now. The tough, grim men who fight for freedom in this dark
hour take heart in its message - the assurance of the right to liberty
under God - for all peoples and races and groups and nations,
everywhere in the world.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, July 4, 1942
The confidence that we have always had as a people is not
simply some romantic dream or a proverb in a dusty book that we
read just on the
Fourth of July. It is the idea which founded our nation and
has guided our development as a people.
President Jimmy Carter
Ever since the 4th of July celebrations in the late sixteenth century,
parades, festivals and feasts, and fun have been the norm.
Justin Ingram, 4th of July
Cute Life Quotes
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence,
then a recognition of interdependence.
Liberty does not consist, my fellow-citizens, in mere general declarations
of the rights of man. It consists in the translation of those declarations
into definite action
President Woodrow Wilson, July 4, 1014
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the
secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Louis D. Brandeis
Years ago, a group of good, wise, brave, God-fearing men
stood up to claim and defend the human right for independence.
Those men are now dead. Their work is not. If good, wise, brave,
God-fearing men fail to stand up in their stead, that independence
will cease to exist.
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes
Thomas Jefferson is probably the most quoted writer in
American history, as the ringing words of the preamble to
the Declaration of Independence are familiar to most Americans.
. . . the expression, "Give me your John Hancock." John Hancock's
was one of the prominent signatures on the Declaration of Independence.
Frederick Hoehn, The Fourth of July