Fourth of July Quotes and Sayings

Nothing is more important to an individual or a country than freedom. If we are not permitted to pursue life, liberty and happiness, our existence on this earth would be pointless. This is the reason why people had fought and continue to fight for freedom and justice. Let us celebrate America's birthday with this compilation of Fourth of July quotes.
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“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, Declaration of Independence 1776

"I am in love with the waves of the sea,
Caressing my homeland from end to end.
I am in love with the fruited plains,
Looking out for me from the center of the land.
I am in love with the skyscrapers, the winds,
And the heroes of my country.
Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt.....
Whose names have I not mentioned?
The heroes of the past, present and future." Simon N. (excerpt from My Country and I)

"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation." Joe Barton

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin

"Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That's the greatness of this country." Rafael Cruz

"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

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America." Bill Clinton

"O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!" Katharine Lee Bates, America the Beautiful (1911 version)