39 Patriotic Independence Day Quotes

Independence Day

35 Quotes to Celebrate American Independence

American Independence Day is one of the most world renowned national holidays, and these Independence Day quotes will remind you why.

Celebrated with a bang every year, Independence Day celebrates the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

This date officially marks when the 13 North American colonies separated from Great Britain.

The Independence Day quotes in this article have it all – wit, honor, pride, motivation and patriotism.

10 Happy 4th of July Quotes

“This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom.”

― Frederick Douglass

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.”

― Wendell L. Wilkie

“Watching everybody have such a fantastic time, loving life, loving America – I wish that was the feeling year-round, that it didn’t take the Fourth of July for us to be like, ‘Yeah, America is awesome.”

— Tim Kennedy

“There are lots of emotions that go with the Fourth of July.”

— Dan Harmon

Independence Day Quotes
Independence Day Quotes

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, 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

“Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.”

— John Gunther

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“Dreams are the foundation of America.”

— Lupita Nyong’o

Independence Day Quotes
Independence Day Quotes

“We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home… But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”

Herbert Hoover

10 Patriotic Independence Day Quotes

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

— James Madison

“It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.”

— John Adams

“The American flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.”

— Woodrow Wilson

Independence Day Quotes
Independence Day Quotes

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”

— John F. Kennedy

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.”

— Sinclair Lewis

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

 — George Washington

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

“America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination.” 

— Harry S. Truman

“Freedom lies in being bold.”

— Robert Frost

7 Famous Independence Day Quotes

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”

Benjamin Franklin

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

James G. Blaine

“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Abraham Lincoln

“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Independence Day Quotes

“America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact—the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.”

Adlai Stevenson

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

8 Powerful Independence Day Quotes

“JULY 4, Independence Day.  A national holiday, invented for the benefit of popcorn and peanut promoters; tin horn and toy-balloon vendors; lemonade chemists; dealers in explosives; physicians and surgeons. A grand chance for the citizen-soldier to hear the roar of battle, smell powder,… and lose a night’s rest — or a finger.”

— Charles Wayland Towne

“If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.”

Hamilton Fish

“The Declaration of Independence! The interest which in that paper has survived the occasion upon which it was issued; the interest which is of every age and every clime; the interest which quickens with the lapse of years, spreads as it grows old, and brightens as it recedes, is in the principles which it proclaims.”

— John Quincy Adams

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

Ronald Reagan

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

Daniel Webster

Independence Day Quotes
Independence Day Quotes

“The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.”

Woodrow Wilson

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.”

John Dickinson

“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”

— Barack Obama