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4th of July Quotes in English

4th of July Quotes in English

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

  • Freedom is never given, it is won.
  • Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. ~ Albert Camus
  • Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
  • The greatest lesson we can learn from the past… is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation in the world.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority–literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political. ~ Ignazio Silone
  • Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ~ Albert Einstein
  • Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. ~ Kahlil Gibran
  • Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free. ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • 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
  • Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and is given him by the Author ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • Free at last; free at last; thank God Almighty we are free at last. ~ Martin Luther King
  • Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. ~ Martin Luther King
  • 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
  • You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can be free only if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
  • A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity. ~ George Santayana
  • A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The basis of a democratic state is liberty. ~ Aristotle
  • The real democratic idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other, but that every one shall have liberty, without hindrance, to be what God made him ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation ~ Jimmy Carter
  • 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
  • I am certain that, however great the hardships and the trials which loom ahead, our America will endure and the cause of human freedom will triumph ~ Cordell Hull
  • Where liberty is, there is my country ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free ~ Baruch Spinoza
  • Better to starve free than be a fat slave ~ Aesop
  • 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
  • Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free ~ Dwight David Eisenhower
  • So, Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism ~ E. M. Forster
  • I shall use America and democracy as convertible terms ~ Walt Whitman
  • While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty ~ Charles Evans Hughes
  • Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments ~ Andrew Jackson
  • The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will is to prevent harm to others. ~ John Stuart Mill
  • A patriot is he whose public conduct is regulated by one single motive, the love of his country; who, as an agent in parliament, has, for himself, neither hope nor fear, neither kindness nor resentment, but refers every thing to the common interest ~ Samuel Johnson
  • 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
  • Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels. ~ Mark Twain
  • 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

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