The Fourth of July 2015 has arrived and it’s a time for togetherness, remembrance, hot dogs, family, and fireworks. It’s also time for Americans to feel as patriotic as possible, and there are many quotes that can help you do that. Here are just some of the best patriotic quotes to get you in the American spirit for the Fourth of July.
Some of them come from real people, while there are those quotes which come from fictional characters as well. It only seems right to include both as a few movies delivered the most patriotic quotes you could ever hear.
The following quotes will be serious, funny, inspirational, but all about America. With that, it’s time to start with one of the most memorable quotes and speeches of all time. Enjoy the Independence Day address from President Thomas J. Whitmore aka Bill Pullman.
“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance”
“It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it – Exploding Christmas!”
“Give me liberty or give me death.”
“America’s a family. We all yell at each other and it all works out.”
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.”
“My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.”
J Horace McFarland
“It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed…it must be achieved.”
“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”
“No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.”
So, there you have some of the best quotes to help you feel even more patriotic for Fourth of July 2015. When you head out to have your cookout or to shoot your fireworks, let these quotes play over in your head or say them out loud and celebrate the red, white, and blue.
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