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240 July Quotes to Celebrate the Summer Season

When July arrives, then so has summer. Summer is when kids have fun, lie down under the night sky, and find their inner selves, and adults long to return to those times when they could find time to enjoy and have fun.

After all, for many years, July meant: long, hot days where the sun stayed up late, celebrating the Fourth of July with barbeques and fireworks, swimming, bike riding, and playing outside. The 4th of July is not just about grilling out, day drinking, watching fireworks, or going on vacation. It is a time when Americans come together to celebrate our country’s birth, independence, and freedom. Independence Day represents so much about the American story: freedom, bravery, and patriotism.

If you are looking for July quotes, look no further. We gathered the best quotes in July. Let these July quotes inspire you to commemorate the summer season like never before. Great thinkers, politicians, and artists have expressed profound sentiments and July sayings; their encouraging words arouse a deep sense of excitement for summer as we celebrate sunshine, lazy Sundays, and homemade ice cream.

Holidays, special occasions of July

  • July 4: Independence Day of the US
  • July 5: National Bikini Day/ National Workaholics Day
  • July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
  • July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day
  • July 11: National Cheer up the Lonely Day/National Mojito Day
  • July 12: National Pecan Pie Day/National Simplicity Day
  • July 14: National Mac & Cheese Day
  • July 17: National Tattoo Day/World Emoji Day
  • Fourth Sunday in July: National Parent’s Day

240 July Quotes

Top 10 July Quotes

“When I look at Lake Michigan each July, I imagine the men of the Indianapolis visible on the horizon… I feel an overwhelming sense of sadness, accompanied by a desire to yell out that they will be rescued.” – Doug Stanton

“There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

“The Montreal Olympics were in July 1976, the bicentennial, at the height of patriotism.” – Caitlyn Jenner

“June, July, all through the warm months she hibernated like a winter animal who did not know spring had come and gone.” – Truman Capote

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The people in ‘July, July’ do find themselves looking backward, talking to others and to themselves about those over-the-cliff, fork-in-the-road moments in their lives. I imagine this is what must happen at a 30th college reunion.” – Tim O’Brien

“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” – K.D. Lang

“The noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.” – E. V. Lucas

“Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they’re gone.” – Nicholas Sparks

July brings cooling showers, Apricots and Gillyflowers.

What is July?

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“July, that lovely hell, all velvet dresses and drapes stuffed into a hot little hole.” – Laura Kasischke

“July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when its joy just to be alive. July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass. July is a blind date with summer.” – Hal Borland

“July is high burglary season because so many people leave town.” – JeanChatzky

“July is for people who love rain, sunbaths, outings, and fewer clothes.”

“July is filled with the charm of long days and short nights, and in between nothing.”

“July is a blind date with summer.” – Hal Borland

“July bring you joy, happiness, love, and lots of sunshine.”

EVERYTHING GOOD, EVERYTHING MAGICAL, HAPPENS BETWEEN THE MONTHS OF JUNE AND AUGUST.

Short July Quotes

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“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy.” – Regina Brett

“You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

“Life is better in flip-flops. Life is better in July.”

“Life is at the beach. All you have to do is find your wave in July.”

“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” – Dodie Smith

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” – Kellie Elmore

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Wallace Stevens

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden

“It’s always summer somewhere.” – Lily Pulitzer

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

“I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.” – Henry James

“It’s summer and time for wandering…” – Kellie Elmore

“I thank God for my life, and for the stars and stripes.” – Zac Brown

“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

“Don’t worry, the fans don’t start booing until July.” – Earl Weaver

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen

“A life lived in love will never be dull.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” – Porgy and Bess

“Give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Just believe. Uplift others. Love yourself. You got this.

Funny July Quotes

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“Those who in July do wed, Must labour for their daily bread. . . Married in July with flowers ablaze, Bitter-sweet memories in after days.” – New Zealand Proverb

“Thinking back to when it’s warm outside. Oh, why couldn’t Christmas be in July?” – Haley Mary Artzab

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock

“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.” – Melissa Marr

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain

“The zeal, bravery, and good behaviour of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.” – John Buford

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” – James Bryce

“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

“One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by as if they loved to breast the breeze that sweeps the cool clear sky.” – William C. Bryant

“In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible.” – Sarah Dessen

“In the old parts of Nice, the family tables are out in the cobbled streets so that you can’t drive past. They insist you join them at midnight on a hot July evening. So that’s just what you do, abandoning the car.” – Mary Quant

“In the long dusks of summer, we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen.” – Steven Millhauser

“In the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it.” – President Barack Obama

“The summer looks out of her brazen tower, through the flashing bars of July.” – Francis Thompson

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.” – Terri Guillemets

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” – John Burroughs

“Every summer, around late July and into August, I find myself in Europe, performing at any festival that will have me.” – Henry Rollins

“I could taste the salt on her lips, each kiss like a summer wave breaking on an empty beach.” – Michael Faudet

“Every July, I look forward to taping a Christmas show – in July in Nashville. In 98-degree weather. I love it.” – Larry

“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.” – Walter Winchell

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace

“It strikes me that the spirit of the Fourth [July], this year, was used up by September’s end and fell like an early leaf.” – William. H. Gass

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls

“It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” – John Adams

“On second thought, I do like to brag… ‘Cause I’m pretty proud of the ragged old flag.” – Johnny Cash

“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” – John Heywood

“On 15 July 2007, I swam across an open patch of sea at the North Pole to highlight the melting of the Arctic sea ice.” – Lewis Gordon Pugh

“No one’s gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.” – Earl Weaver

A Friday in July is an invitation. Before you can ask why it's time for vacation. Get more out of July. Let summer breathe in you. Don't let days pass you by Relax! Enjoy! You're due. P. J. Gordon

Inspirational July Quotes

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“We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

“They talk about big skies in the western United States, and they may indeed have them, but you have never seen such lofty clouds, such towering anvils, as in Iowa in July.” – Bill Bryson

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai Stevenson

“It’s the nature of the world. One thing remains, and one gone. Goodbye June and Hello July.”

“It’s July and I have hope in who I am becoming.” – Charlotte Eriksson

“In June we picked the clover, and sea-shells in July: There was no silence at the door, No word from the sky. A hand came out of August and flicked his life away: We had not time to bargain, mope, Moralize, or pray.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

“I’m just like my country – I’m young, scrappy and hungry, and I am not throwing away my shot.” – Alexander Hamilton

“If you’re not barefoot on the beach day in July, then you’re overdressed.”

“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen

“In these divine pleasures permitted to me of walks in the July night under moon and stars, I can put my life as a fact before me and stand aloof from its honor and shame.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are lots of emotions that go with the Fourth of July.” – Dan Harmon

“It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“Then came July like three o’clock in the afternoon, hot and listless and miserable.” – Allie Ray

“When Christmas comes in July I often serve plum pudding pie with hot coffee or tea of chai; while air conditioning’s on high.” – Paterson Mooney

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

“The serene philosophy of the pink rose is steadying. Its fragrant, delicate petals open fully and are ready to fall, without regret or disillusion, after only a day in the sun. It is so every summer. One can almost hear their pink, fragrant murmur as they settle down upon the grass: ‘Summer, summer, it will always be summer.’” – Rachel Peden

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” – Abraham Lincoln

“France has been struck on the day of her national holiday – the 14th of July, Bastille Day – the symbol of liberty, because human rights are denied by fanatics, and France is clearly their target.” – Francois Hollande

“I have always had a certain aversion to heat. And for me, the name of the game on the stage is ‘beat the heat.’ It’s always July under the lights.” – Bob Weir

“I grew up in New York City, and I’ve got wonderful memories of the Fourth of July fireworks.” – Jimmy Smits

“That feeling is one of the things that keep me going. On July 6, 1998, I became the WCW heavyweight champion of the world!” – Bill Goldberg

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” – Hosea Ballou

“My family and I go every year to Lake Tahoe for Fourth of July. It is honestly my favorite place in the world to spend time with my family.” – Kyle Richards

“Make your June good, July better, and the month of August best by looking into the eyes of the sun.”

“Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die: Autumn frosts have slain July.” – Lewis Carroll

“Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside me.” – Benjamin Alire Saenz

“The London trees are dusty-brown, Beneath the summer sky; My love, she dwells in London town, Nor leaves it in July.” – Amy Levy

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.” – Frederick Douglass

“We spent June and July in the Rockies, growing stronger, feeling feral in the untamed range of mountains.” – Aspen Matis

“Duty, honor, country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“Goodbye June. It’s a new month with new hope and a new spirit. Hello July! Please, be good to me.”

“But here I am in July, and why am I thinking about Christmas pudding? Probably because we always pine for what we do not have. The winter seems cozy and romantic in the hell of summer, but hot beaches and sunlight are what we yearn for all winter.” – Joanna Franklin Bell

“Being a traditionalist, I’m a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I’m already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left.” – John Waters

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – President John F. Kennedy

July MANTRA: BBQs, Sliders, Gin in a tin, Garden naps, Love lsland. I'm claiming this energy all month.

Hello July Quotes

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“Hello, July! Now, the days are going to be hotter and the nights even longer.”

“Hello, July! Let the summer begin.”

“Hello, July! Be a month of peace and love.”

“Hello, July and Goodbye June. Here’s to an exciting, joyful, enjoyable, peaceful, and blessed month.”

“Hello July, please be a good month that brings smiles and happiness to our lives.”

“Hello July, I know you are going to be a great month for me.”

“Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers.” – Sara Coleridge

“Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” – Debasish Mridha

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you June hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” – Russel Baker

“After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.” – Samuel Rutherford

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” – Earl Wilson

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” – Kellie Elmore

“I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days.” – Danielle Steel

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” – C. Day Lewis

“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.” – James Dent

“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” – Raymond Duncan

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” – Swedish Proverb

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” – Patricia Briggs

“I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights…” – Ann Voskamp

If I had my way, I'd remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead. Roald dahl

Welcome July Quotes

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“Welcome to the start of another great month!”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“We can’t all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.” – Charles F. Browne

“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Let’s not forget why we celebrate 4th of July, it is the day Will Smith saved us from the aliens.” – Unknown

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz

“Let it be July, Bring the Summer Beach Back, and our Let our life be simple again.”

“Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Kiss is a Fourth of July fireworks show with a backbeat.” – Gene Simmons

“We all know you can’t have a Fourth of July barbecue without the fixings that go with it.” – Rachel Hollis

“No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from one’s own garden, for the petals of the flowers one has gathered at home hold the sunshine and memories of summer, and of past summers only the sunny days should be remembered.” – Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Junea Angelou

“My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.” – Rick Bass

“Summertime, and the reading is easy… Well, maybe not easy, exactly, but July and August are hardly the months to start working your way through the works of Germanic philosophers.” – Michael Dirda

“If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” – Katie Lee

“If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” – Sarah Dessen

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.” – Ada Louise Huxtable

“If I had my way, I’d remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead.” – Roald Dahl

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.” – Zooey Deschanel

“Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” – Brian Wilson

“Life is a summer, full of fun, at the beach, under the sun.” – Debasish Mridha

“Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” – Nora Ephron

“Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.” – Edward Moore

“Summer brings sunshine, warm and flowering.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“If it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” – Evelyn Waugh

Hello July please be good dear past, thanks for all the lessons dear future, I'm now ready.

July 1st Quotes

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“Wishing you the best on your first day of July.”

“Welcome to the first day of July!”

“Today is the first day of July which means it’s time to celebrate!”

“Today is the first day of August; it is no longer July. Summer passes, and Summer friends will melt away like snow in spring.” – Rolf van der Wind

“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” – Robert J. McCracken

“The first day of July is here, which means summer is here too.”

“Julia, I almost wish we were butterflies living an eternal summer. Today is the first day of August; it is no longer July. Summer passes, and Summer friends will melt away like snow in spring.” – Rolf van der Wind

“I was only 8 years old on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, 38-year-old commander of ‘Apollo 11,’ descended the cramped lunar module Eagle’s ladder with hefty backpack and bulky spacesuit to become the first human on the moon.” – Douglas Binkley

“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

“The 1st day of July has arrived, and it’s the perfect time for a picnic.”

“Happy 1st day of July! Time to enjoy this beautiful weather.”

“Enjoy your 1st day of July.”

“I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith in our state government since taking office July 1. Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains through legislative action.” – Jodi Rell

BE HAPPY & SMILE: HELLO JULY!

4th Of July Quotes

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“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness.” – Louis D. Brandeis

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” – Erma Bombeck

“As a British person living in the USA, I keep a low profile on Independence Day, July 4th.” – Steven Magee

“When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” – George Carlin

“Watching everybody have such a fantastic time, loving life, loving America – I wish that was the feeling year-round, that it didn’t take the Fourth of July for us to be like, ‘Yeah, America is awesome.” – Tim Kennedy

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” – President Bill Clinton

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” – John Dickinson

“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.” – Condoleezza Rice

“Soldiers of the American Revolution fought that 18th century war with heavy muskets. In the early 20th century, we kids fought it every Fourth of July not only with exploding powder and shimmering flares, but with all of our senses.” – Paul Engle

“My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America.” – Val Saintsburt

“My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbour, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.” – Yakov Smirnoff

“Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.” – Sinclair Lewis

“If ant hills are high in July, the coming winter will be hard.” – American Proverb

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” – Wendell L. Wilkie

“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.” – President Theodore Roosevelt

“God Bless America, my home, sweet home.” – Irving Berlin

“For change often seems impossible until it is inevitable. Just as we must own our lives, we must own our country. For, we, the people are ultimately in control of the America’s story.” – Valerie Jarrett

“Dreams can grow wild born inside an American child.” – Phil Vassar

“Dreams are the foundation of America.” – Lupita Nyong’o

“As Mankind becomes 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 protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.” – George Washington

“America’s a family. We all yell at each other, and it all works out.” – Louis C.K.

“America, to me, is freedom.” – Willie Nelson

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – President Harry S. Truman

“America means opportunity, freedom, power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.” – Paul Tsongas

“America is another name for opportunity” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“America is a tune. It must be sung together.” – Gerald Stanley Lee

“Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fiber of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We’re reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside.” – Tom Hodgkinson

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde

“With freedom comes responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner

“We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.” – Lech Walesa

“This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom.” – Frederick Douglass

“The red and white and starry blue is freedom’s shield and hope.” – John Philip Sousa

Happy 4th of July in USA

“So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snow capped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but the opportunity to do what is right.” – Peter Marshall

“May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” – Sgt. Major Bill Paxton

“Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

“From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” – Moshe Dayan

“Freedom is the open window through which pours to sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” – President Herbert Hoover

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

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” – Albert Camus

“Freedom is never granted it is earned by each generation.” – Hillary Clinton

“Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is creates by the individual who can labor in freedom.” – Albert Einstein

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.” – James G. Blaine

“The sunlight that has brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine.” – Frederick Douglass

“The hype for Christmas in July certainly seems quite widespread across the States . . . and is also a great excuse to party.” – Shelley Roes

“The Chicago Declaration on Women in the Catholic Church, drafted in July of 2015 by Catholics for Choice, stated that it imagined a church where ‘women are respected for their choices about their health, welfare, and lives.” – Anthea Butler

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” – James Madison

“No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.” – Mac Thornberry

“It’s 4th of July weekend, or as I call it, exploding Christmas.” – Stephen Colbert

“If you look at tailgating, everyone does it. It’s for everyone who likes to cook outdoors. It could be a 4th of July picnic.” – John Madden

“I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun.” – James Lafferty

“Happy 4th of July! Drink until you see stars… and stripes!” – Unknown

“History began on July Fourth, 1776. Everything before that was a mistake.” – Ron Swanson from ‘Parks and Recreation’

“I’d like to go out on top, preferably breaking a new world record on the Fourth of July.” – Joey Chestnut

“I think the National League has better biorhythms in July.” – Earl Weaver

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