Quotes for 4th of July
"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
"America is a tune. It must be sung together."
- Gerald Stanley Lee
"America is too great for small dreams."
- Ronald Reagan
"America is essentially a dream, a dream as yet unfulfilled.
It is a dream of a land where men of all races, of all nationalities
and of all creeds can live together as brothers."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"America is the greatest nation in history.
Measure it however you like. We are a mere five percent
of the world's population, but produce thirty percent of the goods
and services. In science, mathematics, and medicine, we walk away with
most of the Nobel Prizes. In Olympics, our amateurs defeat the state
supported athletic elite of other nations. And with America doing
eighty-five percent of all world giving,
you'd think we invented charity."
- Walter E. Williams
"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
“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 Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Liberty is the possibility of doubting,
the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and
experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority -
literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political."
– Ignazio Silone
"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
"The United States is the only country with a known birthday."
- James G. Blaine
“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security
will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
- Benjamin Franklin
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
- Abraham Lincoln
"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy,
more lovely, than this our own country!"
- Daniel Webster
"And I'm proud to be an American,
where atleast I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me."
- Lee Greenwood