The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.— Edward Abbey
Uplifting Independence Day Patriotic quotations
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion.
The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.
I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations, in examples of justice and liberality.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.
The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.
Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.
Liberty is the breath of life to nations.
From every mountain side, Let freedom ring.
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.
Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring!