Let freedom ring, y’all. It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our country—and these patriotic quotes will get you in the mood to honor the USA on the 4th of July. The holiday is one of our absolute favorites because there are just so many ways to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. It’s a great time to craft some red, white, and blue DIYs with the little ones for your 4th of July party. We also love gathering friends and family to enjoy a backyard barbecue with all our favorite 4th of July recipes, finger foods, sweet treats, and handcrafted cocktails. (And don’t worry if you haven’t gotten all the supplies for all the delicious dishes you’ll be serving because there are many stores open on the 4th). Of course, there’s nothing wrong with letting someone else do the cooking this year and heading out to your favorite restaurant that’s staying open on Independence Day. You can also make the day completely low key by sitting back, relaxing, and queuing up a patriotic playlist as you wait for the stunning firework display. No matter how you plan on celebrating America’s birthday, these quotes will get you in the mood to celebrate the red, white, and blue.
"Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."
"I think patriotism is like charity—it begins at home."
"I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit."
"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
"In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it."
"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous."
"I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it."
"The essence of America—that which really unites us—is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion—it is an idea—and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things."
"All great change in America begins at the dinner table."
“We will stand by the right, we will stand by the true, we will live, we will die for the red, white, and blue.”
"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
“Freedom lies in being bold.”
"America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels."
“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.”
"America is a tune. It must be sung together."
"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."
“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”
"America is another name for opportunity."
"Dreams can grow wild born inside an American child."
"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than this our own country!"
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
"My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue."
"Liberty is the breath of life to nations."
“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
“One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!”
"I love my freedom. I love my America."