In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.
This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.
~Lyndon B. Johnson
The United States is the only country with a known birthday. All the rest began, they know not when, and grew into power, they know not how…. There is no “Republican,” no “Democrat,” on the Fourth of July, — all are Americans.
~James Gillespie Blaine
A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it.
Make room, all ye kingdoms, in history renown’d,
Whose arms have in battle with victory been crown’d,
Make room for America, another great nation;
She rises to claim in your councils a station…
With glory immortal she here sits enthroned,
Nor fears the vain vengeance of Britain disown’d…
~Francis Hopkinson (1737–1791)
Liberty is the breath of life to nations.
~George Bernard Shaw
The Declaration of Independence! The interest which in that paper has survived the occasion upon which it was issued; the interest which is of every age and every clime; the interest which quickens with the lapse of years, spreads as it grows old, and brightens as it recedes, is in the principles which it proclaims.
~John Quincy Adams (1767–1848)
America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact — the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
~Louis D. Brandeis
(NOTE ALL QUOTES ARE COLLECTED FROM INTERNET BY DIFFERENT SOURCES)