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



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