Independence Day Sayings and Quotes

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


Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?     

Mahatma Gandhi

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.     

Thomas Paine

Your freedom is brought to you courtesy of the outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice!     

Nishan Panwar

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

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

Louis Brandeis

Enjoy the peace your valor won. Let independence be our boast, Ever mindful what it cost; Ever grateful for the prize, Let its altar reach the skies!     

Joseph Hopkinson

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.     

Benjamin Franklin

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission.     

John F. Kennedy

May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame brightly until at last the darkness is no more.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

All we have of freedom / All we use or know/ This our fathers bought for us / Long and long ago.     

Rudyard Kipling

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

Abraham Lincoln

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.     

George Bernard Shaw

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.     

Nelson Mandela

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.     

Marquis de Lafayette

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

John F. Kennedy

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

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

Thomas Paine

Freedom lies in being bold.     

Robert Frost

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.     

Bob Marley

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.     

Khalil Gibran

Freedom is never given; it is won.     

A. Philip Randolph

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

Let freedom never perish in your hands.     

Joseph Addison

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

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

William Faulkner

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.     

Benjamin Franklin

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.     

Thomas Jefferson

All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long and long ago     

Rudyard Kipling

As eagles soar, freedom more, life be free for all.     

Roger W Hancock

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.     

Martin Luther King Jr.