USA Independence Quotes

First posted on Dunia Magazine

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — Declaration of Independence

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

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls — Robert J. McCracken

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

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where liberty dwells, there is my country — Benjamin Franklin

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

And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me — Lee Greenwood

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