It’s America’s Independence Day, so what better way to celebrate with some of the most famous quotes and sayings, along with quotations about the importance of freedom.
Check out our top 10 best quotes to celebrate the holiday, show your patriotism, and laugh at America a little bit.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Founding Father Patrick Henry
“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.”
President John Adams
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
Founding Father Samuel Adams
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.
– Malcolm X
“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.”
Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.”
Author Mark Twain
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
World War II Director of the United States Office of War Information Elmer Davis
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
Author Edward Abbey
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
President Ronald Reagan