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27 Awesome Quotes About Freedom for Independence Day

Independence Day is one of the quality American holidayseach for what we rejoice and the way we have a good time it.

it’s easybut, to take liberty as a right, and to misconstrue just how difficult it changed into to benefit our freedoms 239 years ago. The innovative struggle became lengthy and luxurious–arguably the second one-longest conflict in American recordsat the same time as the 50,000 or so casualties on the yankee side are roughly same in quantity to the full lifelessand wounded in Afghanistan, this became at a time whilst there were fewer than 3 million human beings were living in theformer British colonies.

So by using all way, march in a parade, host a barbecue, have a few beers, head to the seasidelight off a few fireworks. My family and i will be proper there with you. but take a minute or two to reflect on why we have fun as nicelyhere are some of the quality things ever said about freedom–some poignant, some rebellious, some even humorous–to get you thinking.

(by way of the manner, did that the Founding Fathers weren’t simply awesome leaders? They were additionally true marketers.)

 

1. “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”
–Mark Twain

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

3. “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
–Albert Camus

4. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
–Ronald Reagan

5. “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
–George Washington

6. “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

7. “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

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

9. “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.”
–Thomas Jefferson

10. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
–Benjamin Franklin

11. “[W]e look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression–everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way–everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want–which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants–everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear–which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor–anywhere in the world.”
–Franklin Roosevelt

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

13. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
–Stephen King (From “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”)

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

15. “Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.”
–Aldous Huxley

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

17. “I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.”
–Greta Garbo

18. “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
–Napoleon Bonaparte

19. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
–Jim Morrison

20. “I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.”
–Jean-Jacques Rousseau

21. “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”
–Malcolm X

22. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

25. “It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
–Samuel Adams

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

27. “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.”
–General John Stark

Happy Independence Day USA Facebook Status And Messages

“I believe in the united states due to the fact we’ve got super goals, and due to the fact we’ve got the opportunity to make the ones desires come proper.” – Wendell L. Wilkie
may additionally the sun in his course visit no land extra freegreater happymore lovable, than this our very ownunited states!” – Daniel Webster
folks that assume to gain the advantages of freedom, should, like guysgo through the fatigue of helping it.” – Thomas Paine
where liberty dwells, there may be my united states of america.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Our best happiness does not rely on the situation of existence wherein danger has located us, however is constantly the end result of a good sense of right and wrongtrue fitnesscareer, and freedom in all simply pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson
July Fourth means plenty to me. it is a patriotic day.It suggests a patriotic manner of lifeHappy Fourth July to all.
Independence a treasured gift of God. can also we continually remain unbiased Ameen!
other might have forgotten, but never am i able to, The Flag of my u . s ., Furls very excessivesatisfied Independence day…
sense so proud to be part of da most powerful u . s . a . in da internationalit is the time to pay homage to the sacrifices executed b a soldier to loose our united states of america from British Empire. happy 4th of July.
might also we continually continue to be impartialsatisfied Independence Day To You.
different would possibly have forgotten, however never can i, the flag of my united states of america Furls very excessiveglad Independence Day!
Freedom is in no way given, it’s far won.
“A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the delivery of our nation more lives had been misplacedin celebrating independence than in prevailing it.” – Curtis Billings
“Humanity has received its battle. Liberty now has a country.” – Marquis de Lafayette

 

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  • “These are the times that try men’s souls.”
    ― Thomas PaineThe American Crisis
  • “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
    ― Benjamin Franklin
  • “They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.”
    ― Patrick Henry
  • “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”
    ― Samuel Adams
  • “Without Thomas Jefferson and his Declaration of Independence, there would have been no American revolution that announced universal principles of liberty. Without his participation by the side of the unforgettable Marquis de Lafayette, there would have been no French proclamation of The Rights of Man. Without his brilliant negotiation of the Louisiana treaty, there would be no United States of America. Without Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, there would have been no Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, and no basis for the most precious clause of our most prized element of our imperishable Bill of Rights – the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
    ― Christopher Hitchens
  • “Give me liberty or give me death.”
    ― Patrick Henry
  • “The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!”
    ― Patrick Henry
  • “I have not yet begun to fight.”
    ― John Paul Jones
  • “There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!”
    ― John T. Hancock
  • “Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.”
    ― Patrick Henry
  • “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
    ― Tom Paine
  • “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.”
    ― John Paul Jones
  • “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
    ― John Parker
  • “Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarcy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other.”
    ― Thomas Paine
  • “Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect – We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions – The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny meditated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”
    ― George Washington
  • “[L]iberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.”
    ― John Adams
  • “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
    ― Tom Paine
  • “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.”
    ― Thomas Jefferson
  • “Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.”
    ― Benjamin Rush
  • “The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, Sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!”
    ― Patrick Henry
  • “Our properties within our own territories [should not] be taxed or regulated by any power on earth but our own.”
    ― Thomas Jefferson
  • “Lincoln once said that America was founded on a proposition that was written by Jefferson in 1776. We are really founded on an argument about what that proposition means.”
    ― Joseph J. EllisFounding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
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