Thursday 13 quotes for USA Independence Day

  1. Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine
  2. 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
  3. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
  4. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  5. It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Dick Cheney
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from." ~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade
  11. 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.
    ~Lee Greenwood
  12. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton
  13. One man with courage makes a majority. ~ Andrew Jackson


Kristy said...

Thanks for sharing these - very inspiring. My favorite is Erma Bombeck's quote.

Mississippi Songbird said...

I love these. Thanks so much .. Have a terrific 4th!

david mcmahon said...

Bombeck and Jackson got it SO right.

Janet said...

gotta love a list that has both Clinton and Cheney on it!

SandyCarlson said...

From and to. Yes, indeed. Your post gave me chills and mad he think. God bless. Thomas Paine and Andrew Jackson are the perfect framers of this post.

forgetfulone said...

Tamy - That was excellent! I especially liked the Erma Bombeck quote for its quirkiness, but ALL of them are great reminders of why we celebrate, regardless of how we celebrate.

Angie Wenke said...

Happy Thursday Thirteen
Great Posts!

Alice Audrey said...

Oh boy. Is it the 4th already? I guess that explains all the people down at the fireworks stand.

Kimberley said...

Those are very powerful comments! Great post for the Fourth of July!

Carol said...

Some real wisdom in this list. Good 13!

Open Grove Claudia said...

Wow! Fun list. I haven't heard any of these before - so thanks for sharing them!

Happy TT!

storyteller said...

I love quotes myself … have them posted in my sidebars and share one each day. Thanks for your timely list!
Hugs and blessings,

verabear said...

Happy 4th, and happy TT! :)

Maisie said...

Great Idea for a Thursday 13. I love that quote by Erma Bombeck.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

What a wonderful Thursday 13, Tamy. These are all fantastic quotes.