One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One
Nation evermore! Oliver Wendell Holmes
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, 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
So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring. Martin Luther King Jr.
There, I guess King George will be able to read that. John Hancock On signing the American Declaration of
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as
it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom
fail? Ralph Waldo Emerson
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, responsible government,
and human equality. Adlai Stevenson
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. Moshe Dayan
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
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 The Gettysburg Address, 1863.
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
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be
achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never
had it taken from you. Dick Cheney
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing
the holy fire of patriotism. J. Horace McFarland
Liberty is the breath of life to nations. George Bernard Shaw
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring! Samuel F. Smith America.
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy,
more lovely, than this our own country! Daniel Webster
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
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
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. John Dickinson
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by
what is right with America. Bill Clinton
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret
of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. Louis D. Brandeis
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. The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we
practice it. William Faulkner
Where liberty is, there is my country. Benjamin Franklin
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
Freedom is never free. Author Unknown
We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must
not let America grow old in spirit. Hubert H. Humphrey
The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
James G. Blaine
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman.
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
The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. Woodrow Wilson
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. Simone de Beauvoir
All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. Rudyard Kipling The Old Issue.
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
That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then
both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges. John Burroughs Journal.
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
Freedom's natal 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
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since
the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating
independence than in winning it. Curtis Billings
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like
men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow
that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the
community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government.
I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice
and liberality. George Washington
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
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny
of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered
as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted
to the hands of the American people. George Washington
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me Woody Guthrie
Let freedom never perish in your hands. Joseph Addison