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

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

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

"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

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

"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 mercenary on earth."
- George Washington

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

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

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

"The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!"
- Patrick Henry

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

"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

"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 will do for 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

"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

"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

"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

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
- Abraham Lincoln

"Freedom lies in being bold."
- Robert Frost

"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country."
- Marquis de Lafayette

"God give us peace without peace we are without freedom."
- Ellen J. Barrier

"Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world – ‘No, you move.’"
- Captain America, Civil War: The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #537

"Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life."
- Bob Marley



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