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Independence Day Quotes

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

"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

"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

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine

"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall."
- John Dickinson

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

"Thy spirit, Independence, let me share! Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye, Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare, Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky."
- Tobas George Smollet

"The United States is the only country with a known birthday."
- James G. Blaine

"Hail! Independence, hail! Heaven's next best gift, To that of life and an immortal soul!"
- James Thomson

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

"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

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me."
- Lee Greenwood

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

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

"Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people"-
- Abraham Lincoln

"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."
- Woodrow T. Wilson

"Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"
- Abraham Lincoln

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next’"
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

"Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd As home his footsteps he hath turn'd From wandering on a foreign strand?"
- Walter Scott

"All we have of freedom - all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago"
- Rudyard Kipling

"One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next’"
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

"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

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

"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."
- Woodrow Wilson

"You give me your blood and I will give you Independence!"
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

"Let freedom never perish in your hands."
- Joseph Addison

"It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you."
- M. Grundler

"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

"For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I love my freedom. I love my America.
- Jessi Lane Adams

"At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength."
- Jawaharlal Nehru

"That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges."
- John Burroughs, Journal

"At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength."
- Jawaharlal Nehru

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
- Albert Camus

"We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?"
- Jawaharlal Nehru

"Liberty is the breath of life to nations."
- George Bernard Shaw

"How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery."
- Author Unknown

"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

"Without freedom, no one really has a name."
- Milton Acorda

"From every mountain side Let Freedom ring."
- Samuel F. Smith

"We are free, truly free, when we don't need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths."
- Ricardo Flores Magon

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."
- William Faulkner

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