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Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes – Independence Day

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“Freedom is not won on the battlefields. The chance for freedom is won there. The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.” Helen Gahagan Douglas

Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes for Independence Day
Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes for Independence Day

What does July 4th mean to you?  Happy 243rd Independence Day!: As we gear up to celebrate this very important day in American history, I can’t help but stop to reflect on why this truly matters. 243 years ago, on July 4, 1776, the forefathers commemorated the adoption of the Declaration of Independence; it was an auspicious day filled with optimism for the future of this newly birthed, great nation. It signified the birth of the United States of America and the liberation of her original thirteen colonies from British rule. The actual legal separation occurred on the 2nd but, the 4th is the date the documents were ratified and, like life, the circuitous journey that many took to this new land in search of a new life reached a milestone. Let us not forget that this is a nation built on the backs of millions of immigrants who had a dream of a better life; of gaining personal freedom.

Becoming independent, whether as a nation or an individual, is often fraught with challenges, yet, many stay the course. Why? Because freedom, liberty, and a chance at life to enjoy all of our inalienable rights is worth fighting for. The road to freedom has never been an easy one for any group and so, as we celebrate today with our drinks, food and fireworks, lets remember all who came before us. Let’s lift our glasses and toast those brave souls who stood their ground so the rest of us could enjoy this special day without fear or acrimony. Happy Independence Day. Stay Safe. Drink less. Stay Informed.

READ:- Motivation Mondays: Optimism. Life. Independence Day

 

Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost
America, to me, is freedom. Willie Nelson
With freedom comes responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much. Sojourner Truth
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history. Woodrow Wilson
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. President George Washington
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness. Louis D. Brandeis
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis
For you have been called to live in freedom. Use your freedom to serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America. William J. Clinton
I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free. Rosa Parks
We will stand by the right, we will stand by the true, we will live, we will die for the red, white, and blue. Unknown
I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. Frederick Douglass
No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July. Mac Thornberry
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. James Bryce
The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly. John F. Kennedy
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela
We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths. Ricardo Flores Magon
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. Stephen Covey
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. Harry S. Truman
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it. John Thune
The United States is the only country with a known birthday…. There is no ‘Republican,’ no ‘Democrat,’ on the Fourth of July — all are Americans. James G. Blaine
We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. Barack Obama

 

Whoever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can’t go hand in hand, I don’t want to go.” Hazel Scott

Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes for Independence Day
Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes for Independence Day

 

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Why does Independence Day give us an opportunity to dream BIGGER and aim for huge goals? Before I moved to the USA, my impression of it was of a nation where everything seemed larger than life. Americans have big personalities, big cars, big houses and a huge belief in the greatness of this nation. While some might disagree with this observation, it is what many on the outside see and that becomes an attraction to folks who imagine pushing the boundaries of their lives. In so many nations around the world, there are strict social hierarchies that make it almost impossible to move between socioeconomic classes. If you are born into a certain group or class, your path is X. While there are some who are able to push beyond those boundaries, not enough can do so and that makes the USA a fascinating country to move to. Of course, moving here offers no guarantees but, there are many who have been able to transcend the limitations they experienced in their native lands. The point is that we can adopt the same big dreams in our lives, and in our native lands and support leaders who want the best for all their people. If our leaders’ dreams are not altruistic and only self-serving, nothing will change. But we can do our bit by dreaming bigger too and by embracing the process it takes to reach our goals.

READ:- Motivation Mondays: Dream BIGGER – Independence Day

 

America is another name for opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Liberty is the breath of life to nations. George Bernard Shaw
I think patriotism is like charity—it begins at home. Henry James
From every mountainside, let freedom ring. Martin Luther King Jr.
With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? Oscar Wilde
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore! Oliver Wendell Holmes
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. Fanny Lewald
The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride, and history. Mike Fitzpatrick
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. William Faulkner
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. Edward Abbey
I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! Patrick Henry
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. Oprah Winfrey
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it. Germaine Greer
Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence…? If you have, you will know that it is not a Fourth of July oration. The Declaration of Independence was a document preliminary to war. Woodrow Wilson
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. Theodore Roosevelt
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, a responsible government, and human equality. Adlai Stevenson
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! Dwight D. Eisenhower
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country. Sinclair Lewis
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy
That is the truly beautiful and encouraging aspect of freedom; no one struggles for it just for himself. Ronald Reagan
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine
This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith. Lyndon B. Johnson
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. George Washington
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Frederick Douglass

 

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman

Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes for Independence Day
Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes for Independence Day

What does celebrating Independence Day really mean?  While it might mean slightly different things to different people,  there are a few fundamental meanings attached to why we honor the day; Independence Day means we fought to provide a safe haven for our kids and loved ones, we want to maintain a democratic process, and we don’t live in a war zone or suffer through restrictions like food rations. The picnics, BBQ outings, and other gatherings we enjoy on this day remind us of the importance of our personal freedom; our right to congregate and enjoy a meal with others without being under siege. Many countries remain at war with each other in small and large ways… so this day truly matters. We must remember that even with the daily challenges we face here, inequalities, bigotry, job loss and such, we are fortunate in America, and we must remember to treat this day with reverence and gratitude for the Freedom and Peace we enjoy.

READ:- Motivation Mondays: Happy 4th Of July – Independence Day

Independence now and forever. Daniel Webster
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Kahlil Gibran
Where liberty dwells, there is my country. Benjamin Franklin
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. Marquis de Lafayette
If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. Clarence Darrow
America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination. Harry S. Truman
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire
Hail! Independence, hail! Heaven’s next best gift, To that of life and an immortal soul! James Thomson
We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit. Hubert H. Humphrey
Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. Benjamin Franklin
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue, and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free. Thomas Jefferson
So, Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism E. M. Forster
I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. Wendell Willkie
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass
…O let freemen be our sons; And let future Washingtons Rise, to lead their valiant ones, Till there’s war no more. John Pierpont
In every human breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of freedom; it is impatient of oppression and pants for deliverance. Phillis Wheatley
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. President George W. Bush
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. Woodrow Wilson
I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun. James Lafferty
Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem
It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” John Adams
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley
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
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, 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

 

 

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JUN

06/01   –  01 Canada Day, 04 Independence Day,
06/09  –   09 Tony Awards, 13 St Anthony
06/16 –   16 Father’s Day, 19 Juneteenth, 20 World Refugee Day, 21 International Yoga Day,
06/23   –  24 St John the Baptist, 26 Against Illicit Trafficking, 
06/30 –    30 BET Awards

JUL

07/01   –  01 SUMMER, 06 D-Day,
07/07  –   07 World Chocolate Day
07/14 –   18 Nelson Mandela Day,
07/21   –  24 International Self-care Day
07/28 –    28 Parents Day, 30 Against Trafficking Day

 

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Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes - Independence Day
Motivation Mondays: 100 July 4th Quotes – Independence Day

 

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What are your plans for this special day? As we join our loved ones to celebrate July 4th, take a moment to educate those around you on the history of Independence Day, read the Declaration of Independence and teach your loved ones about the long journey that got YOU here. After all, this is a nation of immigrants.  It is not enough to eat, drink and be merry… take time to teach yourself and others about how this impacts your own dreams, celebrate your independence, cherish the liberties you enjoy, and stay motivated to ensure that others can have access to the same rights we wish for our loved ones and ourselves. Will you remember to pause and give thanks for your freedom and all the rights you enjoy? Why is this day a motivator? Let me remind us all that when we live in a society that values its Independence, we can trust that most of our choices won’t be challenged, and our family won’t come to harm because of our ideas and decisions. We can express our opinions on a wide range of topics, speak out against any sort of civil rights infringements, fight against bigotry, choose the type of jobs we want, and move around freely. We must remember to honor those who protect our rights and do our bit to ensure our children, grandchildren, and others will continue to enjoy and celebrate Independence Day.

READ:- Haiku: Happy Independence Day!

Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony
Dreams are the foundation of America. Lupita Nyong’o
Freedom is never granted. It is earned by each generation. Hillary Clinton
America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor. Paul Tsongas
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown
Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty. Alexander Hamilton
Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America. Unknown
The most fatal thing a man can do is try to stand alone. Carson McCullers
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The American Dream is independence and being able to create that dream for yourself. Marsha Blackburn
I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me. And aren’t I a woman? Sojourner Truth
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. J. Horace McFarland
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
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. President James Madison
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Albert Einstein
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. Mark Twain
Liberty does not consist, my fellow citizens, in mere general declarations of the rights of man. It consists in the translation of those declarations into definite action. Woodrow Wilson
To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan but also believe. Anatole France
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. That it doesn’t matter where you came from but where you are going. Condoleezza Rice
The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life. Robert Kennedy
Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen. Corin Nemec
Is American Independence over when the last Fourth of July rocket dies in the darkness? Independence ascends stage by stage, from its infancy in political freedom, on toward a vigorous youth of material and economic emancipation, while the Delectable Mountains of the future beckon us to a national maturity… W.J. Cameron
The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about. Marian Wright Edelman
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Right

 

 

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  • 100 quotes is simply wow. I am again out of words but yeah my favorite is of W.J. Cameron,
    John F Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Hope 4th of July will be fun for you. When Estonia has independents day I always feel so proud of my country x

    Laura

  • Very happy 4th of July to you too!!! Amazing quotes, just amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • My grandmother was an immigrant from France. She always told me about the differences and it was really interesting to see from her perspective. Happy 4th!

  • Awesome quotes! My favorite is “Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. “Oprah Winfrey

  • Your motivational post allowed me to contemplate what Independence day means to me. At the end of my thought process I really cannot help but be grateful to all the heroes and service men that served our country so well so we may experience this independence!

  • I do like the 100 july 4th quotes that you listed. More than half I have not heard of before, but glad that you included them because I might start using some of them Happy 4th of July.

  • These are wonderful july 4th ideas! I always make some version of the popscicles you have here

  • Awe these are great For the Fourth of July! It’s one of my favorite holidays and I loved all your inspiring poems and quotes!

  • Wow.. This blog is so informative. I love reading your blogs, I learned a lot from it.. 😊

  • Happy Indpendence Day! Evry country has a different time in celebrating their freedom but I am sending my gratefullness and respect to others history! God Bless America!

  • These July 4th are really motivating. Love all of them! Thanks for sharing these quotes

  • Happy July 4th! American to me is freedom! That’s my favorite quote 🙂 hope you enjoy the holiday and get to watch some fireworks!

    Xx Jess

  • Thanks for sharing wonderful facts about this day. It was such a great thing to know nore about it.

  • I love reading quotes whenever I feel unmotivated. It’s one of my daily routines too. Just by reading them make me feel so inspired.

  • I’m Canadian so I’m your neighbor and we just celebrated Canada Day! It’s great to celebrate your country, especially when it’s as great as Canada and the United States!

  • Truly a world of inspiration in this post. We should all strive to be the best of ourselves!

  • This post really made me think. 4th of July, to me, is about independence and freedom.

  • I love the 4th of July so much! It is a time so many people come together and celebrate with fireworks and food. Fireworks symbolizing our freedom with how we won… with gun powder and explosions. thank you mortars. <3

  • Happy Independence Day! Your post is valid for every other independent country of the world. We have our independence day on the 1st of December, and, as you said, it represents our freedom.

  • Powerful quotes + powerful leaders + and a wonderful celebration is what makes American the country that it is.

  • This is pretty awesome. So many people put up posts that are just about grilling or whatever. It’s nice to see a post that shares some real, in-depth information about this holiday. Most people don’t recognize it as being as important as it is.

  • Nice work. Saw your post in BLOG COMMENT EXCHANGE. Feel free to visit also my blog.

  • “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” That one really hit me. Love the concept and really believe it!

  • Wow, so many wonderful quotes here! I love that you have such a variety from so many years ago to more recent and they all still apply today!

  • Great Ronald Reagan quote. A good reminder that freedom is a JOINT action and responsibility. Also great seeing you quote Galatians.

    Joy

  • I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. FAV! you have to deserve everything that comes along! Happy 4th!

  • Beautiful, inspiring quotes! My favorite is this – “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley” It is something we as parents should do.

  • I really love independence day atmosphere in our country too,we visit our families and friends and we listen to stories from our grandparents as they lived that day and participated in it ❤

  • One of my goals for this month was to grow professionally. I am smiling as I am reading your inspirational post, I definitely agree that Independence Day give us an opportunity to dream BIGGER and aim for huge goals.

  • It’s good to be reminding about what July 4th is. And the 100 motivation words are surely strong and meaningful. It’s hard to choose my favorites!

  • Nice article.. I love all the quotes shared here.. And thanks for the reminder about drinking in moderation.

  • I hope that you had an incredible celebration with your family and your loved ones! I love this little pick me up every Monday!

  • My role on days like these is pretty simple….take the day off, reflect upon self and my contribution to making good use of the freedoms that I enjoy now.

  • Happy Independence day!! We know the importance of independence day in our heart. Hope you have had nicely celebrated it

  • I live in the UK but I understand the importance of 4th of July. And your choice of quotes really add to the spirit.

  • I’m from Italy so I don’t celebrate the 4th of July but I’ve always liked the idea and concept behind it: celebrating freedom, dreams and the possibility to achieve them both. It’s truly something worth celebrating.
    The poems and quotes are really great!

  • Happy fourth of July to you and your family. I really did not know much about this day. However, your article was very helpful. Thank you.

  • Not sure how I feel about this holiday. I certainly respect the right for people to come together and celebrate what delights them!

  • I think because we live in a time of (relative) peace, we tend to take our freedoms for granted. July 4 is a great reminder of all the sacrifices men and women before us made for us to enjoy these freedoms.

  • These are some great quotes. I personally love Robert Frost and John F Kennedy. I have to say, I was a little surprised, and proud of myself for having heard or read so many of these.

  • Happy Independence Day fellow Americans! This is a great day to celebrate our freedom. Hope everyone has a time to reflect and remember our Country sovereignty

  • I love the quotes. Pinning for future reference. Another Independence Day fun fact: the Declaration of Independence was signed on August 2, 1776. Lots of folks think it was signed on July 4.

  • You’ve got some great quotes on here and photos as well. I come from a military family so we always celebrate Independence Day and related holidays as well. July 4th means to me, thankfulness for those who made this day possible.

  • A bit late to say this but belated happy Independence Day to you all there. These are really inspirational and motivational quotes.

  • These are really inspirational quotes. The opening quote just set the tone for the post.

  • Thanks for interprete the real meaning of the 4th of the July to us! It takes long to achieve freedom but it is so worth it, and that is why we need to celebrete.

  • I love all these quotes. I love Frosts idea that it requires being bold. And i love Mandelas in that to truly be free its not just about getting out of your own bondage but about ensuring others have the same ability to escape theirs. Such a beautiful sentiment.

  • The 4th of July is such a wonderful time to celebrate our freedom. It was fought hard and many people sacrificed for what we have now. Happy Birthday America! <3

  • Well, since I’m European I suppose july 4th has a totally different meaning for me than all Americans from te US.I wish I can be in the US at least for one 4 July in my life and see how it feels.

  • I live in the UK and we don’t celebrate the day here. I love see how everyone does celebrate it on social media though!

  • As always I’m loving all the fabulous quotes! I personally had a hard time celebrating Independence Day this year. Hoping 2020 will be better!!

  • I hope you guys had a lovely 4th of July. Independence is an amazing thing.

  • We celebrated with our family! Our kiddos are finally old enough to watch fireworks and have fun!

  • Wow! What a variety of quotes relating to the USA and “America Day”. A little something for everyone – just like the USA itself!

  • These are such great 4th of July quotes! I really love how many of them hit home for me!

  • Your very first quote is so, so important. Especially right now. “The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.” We need that reminder.
    Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a nice 4th of July. We had a lovely Canada day over here on July 1 :). Here’s to reflecting and remembering.

  • Happy Independence Day, I’m outside USA so I guess for there’s no emotional attachment to it

  • 4th of July is not about the lavish fireworks or food but it’s all about independence. It’s all about the sacrifices that our ancestors did to have our FREEDOM today.

  • What does July 4th mean to me? That is hard question because now I am an American living in Japan, which don’t really celebrate America’s birthday. I don’t do anything special since I live overseas, just a normal day for me. I don’t know if I should celebrate or not.

  • I really struggle with this day, especially given the current political climate and border happenings. I do wish fireworks were more of a one night thing done by the city vs people in their backyards!

  • Happy 4th of July to you! I am not from US but I loved the quotes, awesome for any person

  • Wow – this is a huge list of inspirational quotes! I’ll need to bookmark this to visit every time I need an inspirational quote for Independence Day.

  • Happy Independence Day! These are all great quotes… some truly inspiring words from some truly inspiring people!

  • I absolutely adore this day. It offers a day to celebrate so much throughout our history. It’s s short history thus far but, one of growth and freedom.

  • What a day to celebrate. I can’t believe we’re still such a young country. It seems like it’s been so long in the making.

  • Happy independence day! Hoping you had a great time with your family and friends.

  • Thanks for always writing motivational post like this one. You really help me in all ways!

  • YES! You are so right that freedom, liberty, and a chance at life to enjoy all of our inalienable rights is worth fighting for. I celebrate the 4th of July because of my love for the country. I grew up in the Bronx, worked hard and was able to make something of myself in the land of opportunity!

  • Nice quote…“Freedom is not won on the battlefields. The chance for freedom is won there. The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.” Helen Gahagan Douglas

    I really this inspirations this days. I have a tough life right now. I know it will pass but…

  • This quote:

    In every human breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of freedom; it is impatient of oppression and pants for deliverance. Phillis Wheatley

    really resonates with me. A country may call itself free but still oppress and in this case not free.

  • Great collection of patriotic quotes that will be useful in the future! We celebrated the 4th with a local parade and a BBQ! It’s one of my favorite holidays and a great opportunity to thank veterans . . . freedom isn’t free.

  • With the current political “leadership,” I admit patriotism has been difficult for me lately. This post reminded me how lucky I am to live where I live.

  • I like learning about a country’s history. Your article is very interesting. Lot of facts

  • So many people don’t even acknowledge what Independence Day is. While I don’t use Independence Day to consider personal goals, it is more than a day to grill.

  • True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made Happy independence day!

  • Above all the fun moments and merry-making, let’s “stay informed”! So much is going on that needs our eye and ear to it.

  • All of these are amazing, but I love Rosa Parks the most: “I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” We should always be fighting for the freedom of others, not just ourselves. What a beautiful, patriotic woman!

  • I really struggled this 4th of July. Since 2016 I’ve had a hard time feeling patriotic and I worry about the country I live in. I keep thinking that things will get back to good. But when.

    These quotes helped a little. So thank you.

  • Wow this is a very extensive list of quotes! Many of these I’ve never heard or read before, thanks for putting this together.

  • 4th of July has always been such a happy day for me as an American (was not feeling it this year). Your post did bring back some of those good feelings so thank you.

  • You are so right! it was not easy to get to this date. A lot has gone into reaching here. We should definitely teach our loved ones about history and let them pray for people who got us freedom

  • as always a great collection of quotes! I especially like Voltaire’s quote. unfortunately, so many people don’t believe that anymore. look at AOC who’s been so quiet about the death threats Mini AOC is receiving for using free speech. 🙁

    Joy

  • I love this collection of quotes! I’ve been looking for some to add to my pinterest boards!

  • Growing up, the 4th of July was a fun time to get together with family. To remember that this nation underwent quite the fight to become free from an oppressive reign. These days, it represents a time to stay indoors and avoid people. A time where drunks run rampant and people show how truly indifferent they are to what happened so long ago.

  • It is good to see the quotes. It gives us pause to reflect on the true meaning of the day, which is of course, important to do.

  • We don’t celebrate Independence Day because of religious beliefs. However, I hope that you and your family had a wonderful 4th of July! 🙂

  • Such a great article. I learned a lot here on why and how we should celebrate Independence day.

  • Love the variety of quotes, very inspiring! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

  • Happy Independence Day! I love this day, aside from the history of our Country being free, I enjoyed so much to see fireworks and how people celebrates.

  • Happy Post-Independence Day! I loved the quotes you used that showed how different influential people thought about freedom and where they see the US is going.

  • I love so many of these quotes! Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a fabulous 4th of July!

  • I love your collections of quotes. Getting insight from those who have been successful before us is real Monday Motivation!

  • What a wonderful compilation of quotes! This was my first 4th as a US citizen, so it was a really meaningful one. Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

  • Great thinking for July 4th actually! I enjoyed going through this and reading some quotes from some familiar names. I also scoured some of your old posts!

  • It always amazes me to see how many celebrate this day with BBQ and beer. There’s so much more to this day that people aren’t aware of.

  • Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love celebrating the birth of our nation!

  • Happy Independence Day! I am not celebrating as I am not in the States, but I do celebrate my own country’s national day, which is at the end of the year. It’s important to remember what stands behind an Independence day and commemorate as well, not just have fun.

  • I really cherished reading all of these. India too was a colony for britishers for more than 150 years. And we know what Indipendence means. Love the quote by my favourite poet Robert forst.

  • I love all the patriotic quotes in this post, I love reading them, it makes me think about all that fought for our freedom. 4th of July is a great holiday to spend with family and being reminded of our freedom to do so.

  • To help celebrate Independence Day this year, and every year (or why not every day?), anyone can get inspired by these iconic quotes.

  • I did not have any plans for this day, but I hope everyone enjoyed it! All of my neighbors were using fireworks and it was beautiful!

  • “Cultivate peace and harmony with all. George Washington” I love this because if you can have peace and harmony with others that means you have peace and harmony within yourself.

  • 100 quotes is a lot but I did get through a few of these! I love the pictures you chose as well.

  • I love the elanor roosevelt quote about responsibility! I had a great fourth with friends at a BBQ and enjoyed watching fireworks.

  • Thanks for sharing such a great article. I really loved and enjoyed reading this blog.

  • Independence day is the perfect opportunity to reflect and be grateful for this opportune life and society we live in.

  • I had a relaxing 4th of July. One of my favorite quote was: Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. Fanny Lewald.

  • Your deep and thought-provoking posts are always so inspirational! I think this should be required 4th of July reading. Loved the line about “Stay Safe, Stay Informed” but especially this one: Let us not forget that this is a nation built on the backs of millions of immigrants who had a dream of a better life; of gaining personal freedom. We are a nation of dreamer & doers – we cannot forget that!

  • It is very enjoyable and peaceful reading your words. I like all the quotes, thank you!

  • Happy 4th of July! Our town has the Oldest Consecutive 4th of July celebration in the nation! It is a great time!

  • Such inspirational quotes from the people that made our nation great! Hope you had a great fourth of july!

  • Nice quotes you’ve got here
    ‘freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better’🙂

  • Thank you for that. I love quotes and this kind of positives motivation onces. I never paid much attention to them before, but since i try to better myself and be more in peace with my life, I realised they can make you feel so much better. 🙂

  • I like this post because it gives a lot of appreciation to those men and women who serves their lives for the sake of our freedom. I also salute those people who are keeping our peace and freedom until this very moment. God bless America!

  • America is another name for opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson – my favorite quote! I feel like people don’t take advantage or are grateful for opportunities we have here!

  • These are all amazing quotes. Definitely a great reminder for us all. My favorite quote is the one from Benjamin Franklin

  • Happy belated Independence Day to you. You’ve put up a lovely post. You have a lot of positivity in you. Respect for that. Keep motivating your readers. 🥂

  • I love Frost’s quote “Freedom lies in being bold”. It beautifully captures the essence of independence and freedom. Glad you had a fabulous 4th of July 🙂

  • My favourite from your list is this one: Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

  • As a Brit, I would love to be in the States for 4th July celebrations. Must be amazing!

  • Wow! You put a lot of work into posting all these quotes. Thank you for sharing these timeless words of those who have gone before us! I love to go back into time and see the minds of others in a time that was much different than it is now.

  • I think many people forget that we enjoy a lot of freedoms that other countries don’t. We are blessed.

  • I am not American so have never celebrated Independence Day. However, the quote from Barack Obama is a poignant reminder of the responsibilities of freedom and applies to all of us regardless of our origins.

  • The celebration of this day is an interesting one. During this time, many of my ancestors were enslaved and not sure which party in the war was the lesser evil. I can’t say how they would have fared should we have remained under English rule or under the US as an independent body.

  • Happy Independence Day! Loved the quote from Hazel Scott, “Whoever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can’t go hand in hand, I don’t want to go.”

  • I like Harriet Tubman’s quote about having the strength, patience and passion to change the world. It’s a good quote to keep in mind when you are doubting your goals.

  • I absolutely love 4th of July festivities. It’s always great to read quotes like these to remind us of why we celebrate the 4th and what it means to our nation.

  • Such inspiring quotes about freedom. I personally love the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt ‘With freedom comes responsibility.’ This does apply to our daily lives too. As much as we want the freedom, we must be ready to take up the right tasks. Otherwise, it’s just abuse of freedom.

  • Happy Fourth of July to you as well! I always love the compilations of quotes you leave in your posts!

  • I hope you had a great 4th of July. Loving all these 4th of july quotes especially this one by Denis Waitley, “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

  • Such a motivating collection of quotations! I think I like the wry humor in Frederick Douglass;s the best 🙂

  • Now that’s a great selection of quotes! I wasn’t in the US to celebrate, but I’m sure it was a blast!

  • 4th of July is always a Memorable Day for Americans. And your quotes are not only touching but also they are heart warming.

  • The quotes are really beautiful and my favorite one is by Robert Kennedy.

    God bless America!

  • I like how you’ve written out written about what the day means. It’s definitely different for people.

  • These are all such great quotes to celebrate the 4th of July! I am loving your photo collages too!!

  • Those are some wonderful 4th July quotes! I really loved the pic of those 4th July themed Popsicles. They look incredibly delicious!

  • These are some great Independence day quotes. I already bookmarked this article for future

  • These quotes really capture the spirit of Independence Day! Happy Fourth! Thanks for sharing (:

  • Here’s to hoping that you had an incredible time celebrating the Fourth of July with your friends and family!

  • Wow these are great quotes not just for the 4th. You always find the great information for any historical setting I love that!

  • ‘America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination. Harry S. Truman’ That is why it stands as the super power nation in the world and I would say it is well-deserved. Hope you had an amazing 4th of July!

  • 4th of July is the most important day in the States. Every country has its own Independence day which should be celebrated because of the freedoms the people have because of it.

  • I agree, that’s why I always say thank you even at the smallest things that was done for me.

  • The Philippines used to celebrate 4th of July until it was abolished in the 1960s and changed our Independence Day back to June 12. My Filipino relatives who lives in Los Angeles celebrates 4th of July, and hope when I visit then someday, I could join them too!

  • I like Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote, “With freedom comes responsibility.” I think people often just think of their own wants and needs instead of taking responsibility for the health and happiness of others. Kindness is free and easy to dispense.

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