4th of July Quotes – Independence Day


Today the 4th of July 2012 marks another important date in history. Today the USA celebrates their independence day. The USA declared independence from the Kingdom of Britain on the 4th of July 1776.

4th of July Quotes

We decided to partake in the 4th of July celebrations by looking at some of the best 4th of July Quotes.

Best 4th of July Quotes

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ” ~ Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler 4th of July Quotes


“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” ~ George Bernard Shaw 4th of July Quotes


“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt 4th of July Quotes

Freedom’s natal day is here. Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled! Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world. ~Florence A. Jones


“This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson 4th of July Quotes


“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 4th of July Quotes


“Let freedom never perish in your hands.” ~ Joseph Addison 4th of July Quotes


“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.” ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick 4th of July Quotes


“The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.” ~ Woodrow Wilson 4th of July Quotes

“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 4th of July Quotes


“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~ Elmer Davis 4th of July Quotes


“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” ~ Thomas Paine 4th of July Quotes


“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, 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 4th of July Quotes


“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 D. Eisenhower 4th of July Quotes


“That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.” ~John Burroughs, Journal Independence Day Quotes


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


“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” ~ Albert Camus Independence Day Quotes


“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 4th of July Quotes


“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!” ~ Daniel Webster 4th of July Quotes


“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” ~ Robert J. McCracken 4th of July Quotes


“If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.” ~ Hamilton Fish 4th of July Quotes


“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” ~ Author Unknown


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