4Th Of July Quotes
Everyone has their own version of Independence Day, but not many have an arsenal full of 4th of July quotes. Guess what? Now you do. Why not read the best quotes in one place? Sit back, pop the tab and enjoy.
- "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself." -Thomas Paine. Paine is one of the most respected founding Fathers of the United States, and his words should be kept close during all the upcoming celebrations. Fourth of July quotes are not necessarily going to keep the Union strong or borders secure. Still, little reminders of freedom and liberty like this one, play a small role in the preservation of the freedom we all enjoy and the awesome country that we enjoy it within.
- "The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation." - Woodrow Wilson. Why do you think Americans keep celebrating the 4th of July? Because the American Revolution will never end. Each step towards equality and economic improvement is another fight for Independence. Every law passed or repealed is a constant-fine tuning of justice. The arc may not always bend in the right direction, but each 4th of July Americans are constantly given reasons for celebration.
- "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." - Benjamin Franklin. It's important to understand what our friend Ben is talking about here. Every time an American citizen exercises their rights or benefits, the 4th of July is recognized. Maybe not with fireworks and beer. . .but in the hearts and minds of everyone who is free. If anyone knew Americn had her shortcomings, it was Ben Franklin. This didn't stop his desire to succeed, worship or live the way he desired. His outspokenness and defense of liberty allowed him say quotes like this.
- "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." - Franklin D. Roosevelt. The wind didn't blow on free men until the 13 Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Most 4th of July quotes are void unless people realize this. Yes, the basis of this quote probably isn't 100% accurate. What most modern day Americans need to understand is the underlying meaning these type of statements. Has America always been free? No. Ever since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, certain types of Americans were not granted universal freedoms. But the spirit, longing and yearn for freedom has always been present.
- "There, I guess King George will be able to read that." - John Hancock. Probably one of the most famous of all signers of the Declaration of Independence. This was the statement "heard around the world." One stroke of a pen signified the livelihood of millions to come. These words are not only a direct statement to British Monarchy and rule. Every firework detonated and hamburger grilled on the 4th of July is a "King George should be able to read that" moment.
Posted on: Jun. 29, 2011