Independence Day Quotes

"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."
- Abraham Lincoln

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."
- George Washington

"Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish merecenary on earth."
- George Washington

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

"Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people."
- Thomas Jefferson 

"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom."
- John Adams

"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people."
- John Adams

"Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."
- John Adams

"Liberty can no more exist without virtue and independence than the body can live and move without a soul."
- John Adams

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America wil di fir you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
- John F. Kennedy

"Freedom would be meaningless without security in the home and in the streets."
- Nelson Mandela 

"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

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
- Martin Luther King Jr. 

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right."
- Martin Luther King Jr. 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King 

"I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people."
- Rosa Parks

"The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world."
- George H. W. Bush