14 Patriotic Quotes: Celebrating the 4th

Happy 4th of July. In honor of our most patriotic of holidays, here are some patriotic quotes:

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


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


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


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


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


There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton


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. ~Thomas Jefferson


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


Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. ~John F. Kennedy


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. ~Theodore Roosevelt


Patriotism is like charity — it begins at home. ~Henry James


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 Luther King, Jr.


True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. ~Charles Darrow

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