I hope my American readers had the opportunity to enjoy Father’s Day with family. My husband and I had a great time with our kids, and I got to spend some time thinking about my dad, who passed away last year.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Independence Day Quotes
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To inspire you this 4th of July, here’s a collection of quotations about freedom, independence and patriotism. Some of these collections specifically address America’s independence, while others explore the concepts more broadly.
Brainy Quote: Independence Quotes
These independence quotes are not limited to America’s independence, but deal with independence of all kinds. “In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.” Henry Van Dyke. “The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.” Dorothy Corkille Briggs.
Goodreads: Quotes About Freedom
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” Mahatma Gandhi. Some of these freedom quotes, which are submitted and voted on by the Goodreads community, are attributed to a book, but others are not. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the Life & Writings of Benjamin Franklin.
Infoplease: Fourth of July Quotes
Infoplease offers up Founder’s Wisdom, quotations from the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Each author also has a linked entry in the Infoplease Encyclopedia. “Equal and exact justice to all men…freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected,these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us.” Thomas Jefferson.
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“People and nations are forged in the fire of adversity.” (October 29, 1735 – July 4, 1826) Second president of the United States. Read the quotes and concise biography of one of America’s Founding Fathers.
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