Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 4, 2011

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.  ~Abraham Lincoln

America is a tune.  It must be sung together.  ~Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds

We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.  ~Charles F. Browne

What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."  ~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade

[P]atriotism... is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.  ~Adlai Stevenson

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.  ~George William Curtis

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea.  He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.  ~Adlai Stevenson

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~Daniel Webster

The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.  ~Thomas Jefferson

America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai Stevenson

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.  ~John Gunther

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

God Bless America!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Veronica Lee said...

Great quotes!

Happy 4th July!

Liz Mays said...

Those quotes are so wonderful. I love quotes, but I never remember them for some reason!

Aimee said...

Great quotes! Hope you had a happy 4th!

sheila said...

These are really great! I especially love the John Gunther quote though.


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