- Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine
- You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, 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
- This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
- In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
- It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Dick Cheney
- 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
- If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ~Hamilton Fish
- My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson
- How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~Paul Sweeney
- What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom “to” and freedom “from.” ~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade
- And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton
- One man with courage makes a majority. ~ Andrew Jackson