Independence Day Quotes

Barbara J. Feldman

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 Quotes5 stars

    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 Freedom5 stars

    "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 Quotes4 stars

    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.

  • Mark's Quotes: Founding Fathers Quotes4 stars

    Another set of quotes from our Founding Fathers, but this one is more extensive. Use the page navigation at the bottom of each page to see more quotes. "If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security." Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779.

  • Quote Garden: Quotations for USA Independence Day5 stars

    "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." Thomas Paine. This collection of Fourth of July quotes is curated by Quote Garden. There are fewer quotes here than you'll find at the bigger quote sites, but the theme is more focused. "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Independence Day Quotes." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 17 Jun. 2014. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. < >.

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