Sunday, July 3, 2011

Independence Day Quotes

Since Fourth of July is my 2nd favorite holiday topped only by Christmas, and I'm always on the lookout for fun or inspirational quotes, I thought I'd combine the two in order to celebrate our nation's Independence. So enjoy these quotes and add a few of your own while nabbing another hot dog off the grill and enjoying your community's fireworks display.

"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 patriotism."
Erma Bombeck

"Better to starve free than be a fat slave."
Aesop

"I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking."
Woodrow T. Wilson

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
Adlai Stevenson

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
George Bernard Shaw

“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” ~John F. Kennedy

"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works."
Bill Vaughan

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

Add your favorite quote to the list.

4 comments:

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Great quotes, Teresa! Thanks for sharing.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for an interesting article, Teresa.
But my favorite quote for this day or any day is John 3:16.
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
Love,
Molly

Teresa Slack said...

"For God sent His Son not to condemn the world, but that thru Him the world might be saved." John 3:17 Love it, Molly.

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