Fourth Of July Quotes
Celebrate America's Independence Day with these patriotic quotes. Shutterstock

Happy 4th of July! It is Independence Day in the United States of America, the day we celebrate freedom and honor everyone who has fought for our beautiful country.

As a family, we all get together, spend time with our loved ones, eat lots of goodies and drink lots of beer, too. Why not? It is one of the few federal holidays in the states and it is summer! Enjoying the nice and hot weather, going to the beach and watching fireworks are the things what we like to do.

Throughout the history that shaped the USA we've had many Presidents, political figures and personalities who have shown their patriotism with inspiring messages. Take a look at some of these quotes and sayings to celebrate this year's holiday:

1. Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death."

2. Barack Obama: "Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible."

3. Bill Clinton: "You are the most powerful cultural force in the world."

4. Hillary Clinton: "You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends."

5. George W. Bush: "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."

6. George H. W. Bush: "America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world."

7. Ronald Reagan: "Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man."

8. Jimmy Carter: "The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity."

9. Gerald Ford: "Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men."

10. Richard Nixon: "So you are lean and mean and resourceful and you continue to walk on the edge of the precipice because over the years you have become fascinated by how close you can walk without losing your balance."

11. Lyndon B. Johnson: "The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."

12. John F. Kennedy: "I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty."

13. Dwight D. Eisenhower: "The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"

14. Harry S. Truman: "Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."

15. Franklin D. Roosevelt: "We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization."

16. Herbert Hoover: "There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing."

17. Calvin Coolidge: "Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped."

18. Warren G. Harding: "America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."

19. Woodrow Wilson: "Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people."

20. William Howard Taft: "Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race."

21. Theodore Roosevelt: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

22. William McKinley: "That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history."

23. Grover Cleveland: "There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness."

24. Benjamin Harrison: "The bud of victory is always in the truth."

25. Chester A. Arthur: "Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken."

26. James A. Garfield: "The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."

27. Rutherford B. Hayes: "Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you."

28. Ulysses S. Grant: "I have never advocated war except as a means of peace."

29. Andrew Johnson: "Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide."

30. Abraham Lincoln: "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."

31. James Buchanan: "The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."

32. Franklin Pierce: "The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded."

33. Millard Fillmore: "It is not strange... to mistake change for progress."

34. James K. Polk: "Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression."

35. John Tyler: "So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations."

36. William Henry Harrison: "I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free."

37. Martin Van Buren: "We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions."

38. Andrew Jackson: "Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it."

39. John Quincy Adams: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

40. James Monroe: "National honor is the national property of the highest value."

41. James Madison: "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

42. Thomas Jefferson: "Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."

43. John Adams: "Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."

44. George Washington: "It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it."

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