July 4th is not only one of the best Holidays of the year, it is also among the most symbolic. While some people have to work on Holidays like Presidents day and Martin Luther King Junior Day, July 4th holiday is probably after Thanksgiving, New Years and X Mas the holiday most celebrated among Americans. You would be hard pressed to find people working tomorrow and if you are in a store and see one be extra nice to them. The reason for the day off is to remember when we fought English oppression and got our independence – something Scotland might experience soon? Anyway, joking aside below are some of our favorite quotes about the Holiday from some of the most famous Americans.
July 4th Best Quotes And Sayings
“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” — Albert Einstein
“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
“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
“As mankind become 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 protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America amongst the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality.” — George Washington
“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
“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.” — George Washington
“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” — John F. Kennedy
“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
“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” — Bob Marley
“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.” — Thomas Jefferson