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Fourth of July Quotes to Celebrate Independence (2022)

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Celebrate America’s birthday with these Fourth of July quotes from America’s greatest and most famous people throughout history.

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and it’s time to get ready for a day of patriotic fun. Enjoy these amusing and inspiring Fourth of July quotes as you celebrate America’s independence.

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Best Fourth of July Quotes and Sayings

1. “America means opportunity, freedom, power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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2. “You cannot conquer America.” – William Pitt

3. “America is a tune. It must be sung together.” – Gerald Stanley Lee

4. “Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.” – Marquis de Lafayette

5. “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” – Abraham Lincoln

6. “Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” – Kahlil Gibran

7. “My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America.” – Val Sainsbury

8. “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington

9. “The most fatal thing a man can do is try to stand alone.” – Carson McCullers

10. “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain

11. “I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” – Rosa Parks

12. “You cannot separate peace and freedom. Because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcolm X

13. “We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something, for liberty and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.” – Ronald Reagan

14. “May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” – Peter Marshall

Famous Fourth of July Quotes

15. “The fact is, with every friendship you make and every bond you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world.” – Michelle Obama

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16. “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman

17. “Laughter is America’s most important export.” – Walt Disney

18. “The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.” – Thomas Jefferson

19. “Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” – George Bernard Shaw

20. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

21. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

22. “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington

23. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln

24. “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” – Ronald Reagan

25. “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

26. “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

27. “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” – John Dickinson

28. “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

29. “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire

30. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

Fourth of July Inspirational Quotes

31. “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” – Edward Abbey

32. “Dreams are the foundation of America.” – Lupita Nyong’o

33. “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

34. “Freedom is never granted. It is earned by each generation.” – Hillary Clinton

35. “America is full of success stories featuring victories by the underdog.” – Mike Gallagher

36. “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner

37. “It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” – John Adams

38. “In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.” – Barack Obama

39. “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”– Bill Clinton

Happy 4th of July Birthday Quotes and Greetings

40. “‘And one day people will celebrate this day by getting shit-faced and lighting Chinese explosives.” – Thomas Jefferson

41. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

42. “True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what`s right.” – Bringham Young

43. “The United States is the only country with a known birthday.” – James G. Blaine

44. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

45. “God Bless America, my home, sweet home.” – Irving Berlin

46. “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

47. “Happy 4th of July! Drink until you see stars, and stripes!” – Anonymous

48. “America’s a family. We all yell at each other, and it all works out.”– Louis C.K.

49. “The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred.” – Adrian Cronauer

Motivational Quotes for the Fourth of July

50. “Where freedom is, there is my nation.”– Benjamin Franklin

51. “Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” – Woodrow Wilson

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52. “Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That’s the greatness of this country.” – Rafael Cruz

53. “Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.” – Jane Addams

54. “America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman

55. “I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” – Wendell L. Wilkie

56. “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

Fourth of July Celebration Quotes

57. “It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, ‘Exploding Christmas.’” – Stephen Colbert

58. “Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.” – Sinclair Lewis

59. “We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.” – Lech Walesa

60. “Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty.” – Alexander Hamilton

61. “I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks.” – James Lafferty

62. “True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.” – Clarence Darrow

63. “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

64. “No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.” – Mac Thornberry

65. “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, 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 were kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.” – Erma Bombeck

Independence Day Quotes for the Fourth of July

66. “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

67. “The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

68. “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell

69. “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

70. “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

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71. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

72. “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” – James Madison

73. “My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.” – Yakov Smirnoff

74. “If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn’t have declared their independence from it.” – Stephen Colbert

75. “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

76. “Independence Day: 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

Funny 4th of July Quotes

77. “When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat.” – George Carlin

78. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem

79. “All people are born alike. Except Republicans and Democrats.” – Groucho Marx

80. “You wonder sometimes how our government puts on its pants in the morning.” – Jon Stewart

81. “Let’s not forget why we celebrate the 4th of July, it is the day Will Smith saved us from the aliens.” – Anonymous

82. “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw

83. “Our small ears never had such a workout as on the Fourth of July, hearing not only our own bursting crackers but also those of our friends, and often the boom of homemade cannon shot off by daring boys of 16 years, ready to lose a hand if it blew up.” – Paul Engle

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