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18 Patriotic Quotes To Share On Independence Day

Some inspirational thoughts about liberty from great Americans to help you celebrate.

Children celebrating Independence Day

Erma Bombeck was a journalist and author whose career took off during the 1960s as she was working and raising three children.

Known for her keen wit and ability to find humor in her everyday experiences as a mother and wife, Bombeck had this to say about Independence Day:

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is just patriotism.”

Hot dogs and sparklers

There are lots of other images that come to mind when we think about 4th of July celebrations: the smell of hot dogs on the grill, children waving sparklers or bicycles decorated with red, white and blue crepe paper.

To help you celebrate the precious gift of liberty, here are some inspiring thoughts from a few great Americans.

Happy Independence Day!

God bless America, my home sweet home. Quote by Irving Berlin

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Quote by Albert Einstein

Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain. Quote by John F. Kennedy

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower

I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted... Quote by Harriet Tubman

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. Quote by Abraham Lincoln

Where liberty is, there is my country. Quote by Benjamin Franklin

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

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Qoute by John Adams

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. Quote by James Madison

I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death. Quote by Partick Henry

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Our hearts aching, our prayers praying, our flags waving, never forget. Quote by Betsy Ross

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. Quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Quote by Nathan Hale

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country. Quote by Daniel Webster

O beautiful for pilgrims feet, Whose stem is impassioned stress, A thoroughfare for freedom beat, Across the wilderness! Quote by Katharine Lee Bates

Libery means responsibiity. Quote by George Bernard Shaw

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