28 Independence Day Quotes To Celebrate Freedom!

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Independence Day is celebrated every year on June 12. It is an annual national holiday in the Philippines observed on 12th of June, commemorating the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain in 1898.

On this special day, let us take some time to reflect on our freedoms and appreciate them. Let us also remember those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for the sake of our freedom.

What better way to celebrate freedom than with quotes about independence?

We’ve compiled 28 Independence Day quotes that will inspire you to live life free from oppression.

1. “It is our duty to protect ourselves against tyranny. If we do not fight for our rights, no one else will.” -Abraham Lincoln

2. “Our country has been attacked again and again by foreign enemies. We have met each attack with strength and determination. We shall continue to meet each challenge with strength and determination.” -George W. Bush

3. “In this world of ours, there is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” -Victor Hugo

4. “When I was young, I thought my father was God. Now that I’m older, I know he wasn’t.” -Woody Allen

5. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love without expecting anything back.” -Mother Teresa

6. “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” -Henry David Thoreau

7. “I believe in democracy. I accept its imperfections. I would not dream of dictating to others their right to think differently than I do.” -Albert Einstein

8. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was that made these United States great.” -Winston Churchill

9. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou

10. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we reduce the amount of scarcity in those who have little.” -Warren Buffett

11. “The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art.” -William Morris

12. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” -Socrates

13. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

14. “We are here today to celebrate the fact that we live in a free society. Our forefathers sacrificed everything they had to create this country. They gave their lives so that we could enjoy freedom and liberty.” -John Kerry

15. “It is not enough to say that all men are created equal. Everyone knows that is not true. No matter how hard we try, we cannot make people into angels. All we can do is help them become better than they otherwise might be.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

16. “To me, the greatest discovery of the twentieth century is human consciousness itself. What makes man different from animals is his ability to recognize himself as something other than an animal.” -Carl Jung

17. “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

18. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” -Albert Einstein.

19. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” -Martin Niemoller

20. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

21. “The measure of intelligence is not the ability to hold opinions, but the power to change them.” -Elbert Hubbard

22. “A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is likely to be tomorrow.” -Abraham Lincoln

23. “I am not young enough to know everything, but old enough to understand that I know very little.” -Kurt Vonnegut

24. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall – think of it, ALWAYS!” -Mahatma Gandhi

25. “You may well ask yourself if there isn’t some way out. Some way around. But there is no way around. This is where we find ourselves. And we may as well get used to it.” -Dorothy L. Sayers

26. “The best thing about growing older is that you grow wiser. The worst thing about growing older is losing your hair.” -Mae West

27. “There are two ways to live: You either live as though nothing is a miracle or you live as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

28. “The only reason why anyone would ever want to go back to living like a caveman is because he’s too lazy to learn how to read.” -Mark Twain

In conclusion, I’m sure you’ve heard all the famous quotes about freedom before, but here are 28 new ones to add to your collection. They’re all pretty inspirational, and they’re all true to celebrating your freedom. Enjoy!

28 Independence Day Quotes To Celebrate Freedom!