Independence Day is a day on which anniversary of national independence is celebrated. On this very day the Declaration of independence was made. It is celebrated on different dates in different countries.
Independence Day is a federal holiday celebrated on july 4 in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. It is commonly known as the Fourth of July, July Fourth and National Day of the United States.
- Canada July 1 Know as Canada Day
- India august 14 Independence Day
- South Africa December 11
- United Arab Emirates December 2
Followings are the best ever inspiring patriotic Independence day quotes:
Independence Day Quotes – Patriotic Sayings
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” » Benjamin Franklin
“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” » Denis Waitley
“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
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” » John Basil Barnhill
“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” » Woodrow Wilson.
“To celebrate the Fourth of July meant something definite in those days.” » Carol Ryrie Brink
“Solitude is independence.” » Hermann Hesse
“Without freedom I am a slave in shackles on a ship lost at sea.”
“A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.” » James H. Douglas, Jr.
“Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.” » Ho Chi Minh
“The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.” » Harry S Truman
“Freedom is essential to the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is essential to artistic evolution and expression. Freedom is essential to the expansion of the human mind. Freedom is essential to the development and application of basic humanitarianism.Freedom is essential to the creation of an individual’s will, motivations, preferences, and unique talents. In essence, freedom is essential to the success and progress of humanity.” » Richelle E. Goodric Nbcnews.com
“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” » Adlai Stevenson
“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it.” » H.L. Mencken.
“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.” » Romain Rolland
“With freedom I am a captain; I am a pirate; I am an admiral; I am a scout; I am the eagle souring overhead; I am the north star guiding a crew; I am the ship itself; I am whatever I choose to be.” » Richelle E. Goodrich
“Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.” » Indira Gandhi
“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.” » Susan B. Anthony
“A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.” » Ellen Glasgow Foxnews.com
“Those who nourish the hope that it will be possible to keep central government free of the corrupting tendencies of power and to staff it with a freedom-loving elite, overestimate the virtues of both the electorate and the elected, and underestimate the normative power of structural processes even over well-intended functionaries.” » Robert Nef
“Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.” » Deborah Tannen
“It will no longer remain to be doubted that the priests of Egypt and the sages of Greece have drawn directly from the original well of India, that it is to the banks of the Ganges and the Indus that our hearts feel drawn as by some hidden urge.” » Friedrich Mejer
“Reluctant hero, drafted again each Fourth of July, I’ll bow and remember you. Who shall we follow next? Who shall we kill next time?” » William Edgar Stafford
“But in my eyes, I see freedom as a treasure. It is a gem so rare and precious the fiercest battles rage over it. The blood of thousands is spilled for it—past, present, and future. Where true and unblemished freedom exists, it shines with perfect clarity, drawing the greedy masses, both those who desire a portion of the spoils and those who would rob the possessor of the treasure, hoping to bury it away.”
“Only sometimes you can’t feel anything about a subject without hypothesizing its extinction.” » Richard Ford
“For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.” » Rajiv Gandhi
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“If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant, I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of the Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life… again I should point to India.”
“Independence is happiness.” » Susan B. Anthony
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” » George Orwell.
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;Where knowledge is free;Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;Where words come out from the depth of truth;Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.” » Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)
“When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.” » Frédéric Bastiat
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” » Abraham Lincoln.
“Years ago, a group of good, wise, brave, God-fearing men stood up to claim and defend the human right for independence. Those men are now dead. Their work is not. But if good, wise, brave, God-fearing men fail to stand up in their stead, that independence will cease to exist.” » Richelle E. Goodrich
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” » Nelson Mandela.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” » Justice Louis Brandeis.
“Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I read it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night.” » Henry David Thoreau
“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” » Albert Einstein
“The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” » Pope John Paul II
“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”
“The Reagan years showed us that expanding economic freedom should be the North Star – the guiding light – of U.S. policy, because it is the best way to achieve sustained and broad-based prosperity for all.” » Jon Kyl.
“In the great books of India, an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence, which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the questions that exercise us.” » Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number is self-protection … The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.” » John Stuart Mill.
“The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that… and all the glory of it.” » John Adams
“I hope we once again have reminded people who man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” » Ronald Reagan.
“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.” » Thomas Jefferson
“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” » Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.” » Ho Chi Minh
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” » Benjamin Franklin
“India — The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas.” » Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” » Jawaharlal Nehru
“At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.” » Booker T. Washington
“The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.” » Marshall McLuhan
“Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.” » Walt Disney
“In 1995, Russia virtually gave Chechnya de facto statehood and independence even though, de jure, it didn’t recognize Chechnya as an independent state. And I would like to emphasize strongly that Russia withdrew all of its troops, we moved the prosecutors, we moved all the police, dismantled all the courts, completely, 100 percent.” » Vladimir Putin
“India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.” » Mark Twain
“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” » George Bernard Shaw
“Some say freedom is a gift placed in our hands by our forefathers.Some say freedom is a human right that none should be denied.Some say freedom is a privilege that can and will be seized if taken for granted.Some say freedom is the key that opens doors otherwise meant to imprison.Some say freedom is power to do, to be, to say, and to accomplish what the oppressed cannot.Some say freedom is a responsibility—a weight to be carried and shared by those willing to protect it.Perhaps freedom is all these things.”
“Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.” » Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.” » Brigham Young
“I believe that the civilization India evolved is not to be beaten in the world. Nothing can equal the seeds sown by our ancestors, Rome went, Greece shared the same fate; the might of the Pharaohs was broken; Japan has become Westernized; of China nothing can be said; but India is still, somehow or other, sound at the foundation.” » Mahatma Gandhi
“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.” » Calvin Coolidge
“How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master’s bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done.” » Mahatma Gandhi
“I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for our independence.” » John B. Hood
“Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.” » Carlos Fuentes
“Independence means.. enjoying freedom and empowering others too to let them do so.” » Vikrmn
“Economic freedom is … an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom.” » Milton Friedman.
“Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.” » George Henry Lewes Style.com
“From every mountain side let Freedom ring.” » Samuel F. Smith
“India – The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas.” » Wheeler Wilcox
“India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border!.” » Hu Shih
“Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives. Breathe it in.” » Richelle E. Goodrich
“We made love like the 4th of July. I remember because I wasn’t in the United States, and I wasn’t celebrating Independence Day.” » Jarod Kintz,
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” » Henry Ford
“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” » Winston Churchill.
“India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” » Mark Twain