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4th of July known as Independence day

 

Fourth of July is holiday in USA which is dedicated to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Declaration was signed on July 4, 1776 and this document declares independence from United Kingdom.

4th of July is national holiday in USA associated with family reunion, fireworks, barbecues, picnics and parades.

If you really love 4th of July this is great place for you. We have best quotes and song ever for Independence day as well as 4th of July pictures.

 

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When is Independence day

 

Independence day is celebrated 4th of July every year.

 

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Great collection of 4th of July quotes, songs and jokes with pictures

The United States is the only country with a known birthday. – James G. Blaine

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. – J. Horace McFarland

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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Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. -John Dickinson

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! – Daniel Webster

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! – Oliver Wendell Holmes

From every mountainside Let Freedom ring. – Samuel F. Smith, America

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! – Thomas Jefferson

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. … I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not. – John Adams

There, I guess King George will be able to read that. – John Hancock, after signing the Declaration of Independence

“National honor is national property of the highest value.” – James Monroe

“What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom “to” and freedom “from.” – Marilyn vos Savant

“We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others. ” – John F Kennedy

“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ” – Daniel Webster

“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured” – Bill Clinton

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.” – George Santayana

“Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.” – Seneca

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ” – Abraham Lincoln

 

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“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. ” -Benjamin Franklin

“Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments” – Andrew Jackson

“We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

All we have of freedom, all we use or know -This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.- Rudyard Kipling

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – John Quincy Adams

America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness. – Aurora Raigne

 

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America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos. – Max Lerner

America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is a tune. It must be sung together. – Gerald Stanley Lee

“America! America!

God shed his grace on thee

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea!

– Words by Katharine Lee Bates”

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America. – Teddy Roosevelt

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. – John F Kennedy

Better to starve free than be a fat slave. – Aesop

“Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d, As home his footsteps he hath turn’d From wandering on a foreign strand? – Walter Scott”

 

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Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. – Douglas MacArthur

But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. – Abraham Lincoln

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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. – John F Kennedy

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. – Abraham Lincoln

“Did you hear about the cartoonist in the Continental Army?

He was a Yankee doodler!”

 

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“Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?

Yeah, it cracked me up!”

Do not regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo? – Adlai Stevenson

“Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may. – Mark Twain”

Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. – Thomas Jefferson

 

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“Ev’ry heart beats true’neath the Red, White and Blue, – George M. Cohan”

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. – John F. Kennedy

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. – Abraham Lincoln

“Fourth of July Night

The little boat at anchor in black water sat murmuring to the tall black sky

A white sky bomb fizzed on a black line.

A rocket hissed it’s red signature into the west.

Now a shower of Chinese fire alphabets,

A cry of flower pots broken in flames,

A long curve to a purple spray, three violet balloons-

Drips of seaweed tangled in gold, shimmering symbols of mixed numbers,

Tremulous arrangements of cream gold folds of a bride’s wedding gown-

A few sky bombs spoke their pieces, then velvet dark.

The little boat at anchor in black water sat murmuring to the tall black sky.

– Carl Sandburg”

 

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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

Freedom is never free. – Unknown

Freedom is not enough. – Lyndon B. Johnson

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. – Moshe Dayan

 

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“Freedom’s natural day is here. Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled! Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world. – Florence A. Jones”

Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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! – Patrick Henry

He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

 

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He loves his country best who strives to make it best. – Robert G. Ingersoll

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

He who loves not his country, can love nothing. – Lord Byron

“How is a healthy person like the United States?

They both have good constitutions!”

 

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How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. – Paul Sweeney

I believe in America because we have great dreams – and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. – Wendell L. Wilkie

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. – Martin L. King Jr.”

I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking. – Woodrow T. Wilson

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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I love my freedom. I love my America. – Jessi Lane Adams

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. – Nathan Hale

I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. – Unknown

I shall know but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country’s, my God’s and Truth’s. I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American. – Daniel Webster

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. – Gary Hart

 

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I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. – Simone de Beauvoir

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. – Hamilton Fish

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. – Unknown

If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. – Geraldine Ferraro

 

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“In a chariot of light from the region of the day,

The Goddess of Liberty came

She brought in her hand as

a pledge of her love,

the plant she named Liberty Tree.

– Thomas Paine”

 

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In the beginning, all the world was America. – John Locke

“Independence Day I know it’s hard for you

I guess that’s the way it must be

It’s kinda rough on me, too

but time is out now, don’t you see?

The day has come now

when I must tell you goodbye

I’m going to manage somehow

either to survive or to die

I’m leaving now

don’t ask me why

I’ve got to get out of here

I’ll spread my wings

and try to fly

and if I fail

I’ll hit the ground and die

I put no blame on you

but there’s no way that I could stay

I guess you already knew

it is my independence day

It is sad to grow up

and see everything disappear

but you can’t make the world stop

I’ve got to get rid of my fear

I’m leaving now

don’t ask me why

I’ve got to get out of here

I’ll spread my wings

and try to fly

and if I fail

I’ll hit the ground and die.

– Hanne Munkholm”

 

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Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country. – Sinclair Lewis

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. – Robert Kennedy

It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country. – Homer (Greek epic poet)

“It is sweet to serve one’s country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words. – Sallust”

 

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It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations. – Henry Cabot Lodge

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. – J. Horace McFarland

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 success of liberty. – John F Kennedy

Let freedom never perish in your hands. – Joseph Addison

Let us march immediately, and never lay down our arms until we obtain our independence. – Nathan Hale

 

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Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable! – Daniel Webster

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

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. – Harry Emerson

 

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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw

“Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions. – Ambrose Bierce”

 

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Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain. – John F. Kennedy

Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him. – Giuseppe Mazzini

 

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Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. – Thomas Macaulay

May I never wake up from the American dream. – Carrie Latet

 

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Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. – D H Lawrence

My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America. – Val Saintsbury

 

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My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue. – Unknown

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. – Fredrick Douglass

“Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under USA’s constitution have proved the best. Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it. – Martin H. Fischer”

 

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“Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you’re man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away. – Henry Cuyler Bunner”

“Oh, it’s home again and home again, America for me! I want a ship that’s westward bound to plough the rolling sea To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars, Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars. – Henry Van Dyke”

 

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“One of the great attractions to patriotism – it fulfils our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. – Aldous Huxley”

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.- Robert Kennedy

 

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Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS… – Thomas Paine

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. – James Bryce

 

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Our country, right or wrong. When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right. – Carl Schurz

Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose. – Ulysses S. Grant

 

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Our hearts where they rocked our cradle, Our love where we spent our toil, And our faith, and our hope, and our honor, We pledge to our native soil. God gave all men all earth to love, But since our hearts are small, Ordained for each one spot should prove Beloved over all.- Rudyard Kipling

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea. – John Gunther

 

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Patriotism is easy to understand in America – it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. – Calvin Coolidge

Patriotism is like charity – it begins at home. – James Henry

 

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Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. – Adlai Stevenson

Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels. – Mark Twain

 

 

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