35 Patriotic Quotes to Honor the USA on 4th of July

Fill your heart with American pride this Independence Day.

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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.

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James Bryce

"Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."

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Henry James

"I think patriotism is like charity—it begins at home."

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Theodore Roosevelt

"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."

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Peter Marshall

"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."

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John F. Kennedy

"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."

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Barack Obama

"In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it."

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Frederick Douglass

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous."

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John Thune

"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."

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Condoleezza Rice

"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."

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Ronald Reagan

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table."

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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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Adlai Stevenson

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

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patriotic quotes robert frost
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Robert Frost

“Freedom lies in being bold.”

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Claudia Pemberton

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

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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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Gerald Stanley Lee

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

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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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Albert Camus​

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

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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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Benjamin Franklin​

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."

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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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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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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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Jessi Lane Adams​

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

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