quote by George Washington

Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.

— George Washington

Most Powerful 4th Of July quotations

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.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

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

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.

Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans!

Equal rights for all, special privileges for none

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness;

to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.

That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

America today is running on the momentum of a godly ancestry, and when that momentum runs down, God help America.

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people... it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart.

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

Be civil to all; serviceable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my poems are competing.

Ev'ry heart beats true 'neath the Red, White and Blue

July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion.

Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

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

In a chariot of light from the region of the day, the Goddess of Liberty came.

She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love, the plant she named Liberty Tree.

To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.

O, beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain.

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.

America is a tune. It must be sung together.

A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves.

.. and include all men capable of bearing arms.

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.

Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood - the virtues that made America.

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.

The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.