July 4th Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old july 4th quotes, july 4th sayings, and july 4th proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don't have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It's always fun.     

James Lafferty

No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.     

Mac Thornberry

I believe the essence of the Independence Day is missing. We celebrate it like any other holiday, which is wrong. We must celebrate our independence everyday, not just on one day of the year.     

Arin Paul

To celebrate the Fourth of July meant something definite in those days.     

Carol Ryrie Brink

That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.     

John Burroughs

Let freedom never perish in your hands.     

Joseph Addison

The United States is the only country with a known birthday.     

James G. Blaine

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Freedom is never given; it is won.     

A. Philip Randolph

That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.     

John Burroughs

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Albert Einstein

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.     

Thomas Paine

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.     

Elmer Davis

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.     

William Faulkner

Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.     

Thomas Jefferson

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

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!     

Daniel Webster

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.     

Louis D. Brandeis

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

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.     

Albert Camus

Liberty is the breath of life to nations.     

George Bernard Shaw

I love my freedom. I love my America.     

Jessi Lane Adams

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'     

Marilyn vos Savant

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.     

William J. Clinton

We are free, truly free, when we don't need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.     

Ricardo Flores Magon

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.     

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Freedom's natal day is here. Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled! Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world.     

Florence A. Jones

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.     

John F. Kennedy