25 Patriotic Quotes to Read and Share on the 4th of July

These words will fill you with American pride.

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It's just about that time to break out your red, white, and blue, y'all. Believe it or not, the 4th of July is nearly here! We're already excited just thinking about our plates at the backyard barbecue overflowing with grilled delights, scrumptious side dishes, and a sweet treat or two. (Oh, and washing it all down with a refreshing cocktail, of course!) Obviously, the holiday lends a day to enjoy summertime with your family—maybe even at your favorite restaurant that's open on the 4th—but there's more to Independence Day than just getting a day off work. Whether you're enjoying family-friendly activities or heading to a 4th of July party, fill yourself with American pride thanks to these patriotic quotes. All of the thoughtful words will remind you just how special it is to live in America—the land of the free and home of the brave. Don't forget to share these quotes with friends and family at your festivities so they can feel plenty patriotic too. Oh, and if you're already planning on uploading a fun photo post to social media, save one of these quotes for the perfect 4th of July caption.

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patriotic quotes adlai stevenson
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Adlai Stevenson

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."

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“We will stand by the right, we will stand by the true, we will live, we will die for the red, white, and blue.”

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patriotic quotes ronald reagan
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Ronald Reagan

“We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something—for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.”

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patriotic quotes robert frost
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Robert Frost

“Freedom lies in being bold.”

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patriotic quotes - 4th of july quotes claudia pemberton
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Claudia Pemberton

"America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels."

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patriotic quotes - 4th of july quotes gerald stanley lee
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Gerald Stanley Lee

"America is a tune. It must be sung together."

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patriotic quotes - 4th of july quotes franklin d. roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

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patriotic quotes ronald reagan
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Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”

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patriotic quotes - 4th of july quotes ralph waldo emerson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"America is another name for opportunity."

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patriotic quotes - 4th of july quotes phil vassar
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Phil Vassar

"Dreams can grow wild born inside an American child."

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patriotic quotes - albert camus
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Albert Camus​

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."

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patriotic quotes - daniel webster
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Daniel Webster​

"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than this our own country!"

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patriotic quotes - benjamin franklin
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Benjamin Franklin​

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."

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patriotic quotes - elmer davis
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Elmer Davis​

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

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"My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue."

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patriotic quotes - george bernard shaw
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George Bernard Shaw​

"Liberty is the breath of life to nations."

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patriotic quotes - john f. kennedy
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John F. Kennedy

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

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patriotic quotes - harry s. truman
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Harry S. Truman​

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."

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patriotic quotes - oliver wendell holmes
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

“One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!”

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patriotic quotes - jessi land adams
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Jessi Lane Adams​

"I love my freedom. I love my America."

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patriotic quotes - wendell wilkie
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Wendell Willkie​

"I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true."

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patriotic quotes - willie nelson
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Willie Nelson​

"America, to me, is freedom."

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patriotic quotes - william faulker
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William Faulkner​

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."

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patriotic quotes - louis d. brandeis
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Louis D. Brandeis

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”

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patriotic quotes - franklin d. roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt​

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

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