Independence Day — Famous Quotes
Every one here at the ANME News wishes you a great holiday weekend and a wonderful 4th of July! Enjoy in some of the more memorable quotes about the US independence.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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 F. Kennedy
So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There, I guess King George will be able to read that.
On signing the American Declaration of Independence.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
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.
Four score 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.
The Gettysburg Address, 1863.
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
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In a chariot of light from the region of the day,
The Goddess of Liberty came
She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love,
the plant she named Liberty Tree.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.
J. Horace McFarland
Liberty is the breath of life to nations.
George Bernard Shaw
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!
Samuel F. Smith
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic – have always blown on free men.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Louis D. Brandeis
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.
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
Where liberty is, there is my country.
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.
Freedom is never free.
We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
James G. Blaine
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw
Man and Superman.
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.
The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Simone de Beauvoir
All we have of freedom, all we use or know –
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
The Old Issue.
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
That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.
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
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
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
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.
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
Let freedom never perish in your hands.