Independence Day Patriotic Quotes by Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Andrew Jackson, Moshe Dayan, Henry James, Abraham Lincoln and many others.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.
If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
What is the essence of America? The essence of America is finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom “to” and freedom “from.”
So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
From every mountain side, Let freedom ring.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
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.