4th of July Quotes (32)

May these 4th of July quotes remind you of how blessed you are to live in a country with the freedoms that you are able to enjoy. On July 4, 1776 the birth of the independent nation of the United States of America occurred as documented in the Declaration of Independence.

  1. 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.
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  2. 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

  3. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt

  4. 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

  5. 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 and fireworks. Richard Kessler, The 4th of July
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  6. Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. President George Washington

  7. 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

  8. America is another name for opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. America is another name for opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10. 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

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

  12. ...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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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

  16. 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

  17. The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! Dwight D. Eisenhower

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. May freedom ring throughout not only our land, but the entire world. Ambassador Allan Mustard
  21. May freedom ring throughout not only our land, but the entire world. Ambassador Allan Mustard
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  22. It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. J. Horace McFarland
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  23. Let us express our deepest gratitude to those who sacrificed their lives to give us freedom. Wish you all a very joyful Independence Day! Debasish Mridha

  24. 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
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  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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
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  28. In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence. Henry vanDyke

  29. . . . the Fourth of July was a tonic of hope and inspiration. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  30. 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

  31. 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

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

  33. 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

  34. 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. Alex Ayres
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  35. . . . 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

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