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American Independence Day: Brainy, Unusual Quotes on July 4

July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day in the US and the world knows it better with the successful film Independence Day that was mad in mid-90s and shown almost on every July 4 around the world including India.

Americans celebrate July 4 in commemoration of their independence from Great Britain, the way India celerates its independence from the same erstwhile colonial power on August 15. While India and the US share the common colonial power, the US served mother of all free nations which emerged from the chains of colonialism.

There are many inspiring quotes on the occasion of the American Independence Day, which are common and some are unknown but equally inspiring. Here some of them compiled from Bartleby.com and BrainyQuoote.com.

1, Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
Walt Disney

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

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

  3. Thomas Jefferson: “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson: “This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.”

  5. Mahatma Gandhi: “Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”

  6. Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

  7. Abraham Lincoln: “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

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

  9. Franklin D. Roosevelt: “The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, have always blown on free men.”

  10. Thomas Jefferson: “My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”

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