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17 4th Of July 2017 Quotes That Are Perfectly Patriotic

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Many people would say that the 4th of July is the standout holiday of the summer. For me, it serves as the unofficial start to summer and reminds me that the next few months of my life are meant to be celebrated. Though trips to the beach and backyard barbecues are all great ways to celebrate Independence Day, I also find that reading 4th of July quotes have a hand in making the day great.

I think that people often forget the true meaning of holidays like the 4th of July. In the past, I just saw at it as a day off dedicated to eating good food with family and friends. Although I still appreciate those things, I've also realized that taking time to reflect on how much Independence Day has afforded Americans is a vital part to really understanding why it exists. Of course, I don't think that solely reading a quote can impart long lasting humility. I do, however, think that when packaged with other initiatives, 4th of July quotes can do their part in reminding you how much this country's independence has blessed you with. Likewise, the quotes can remind you how big of a blessing you should be to others, too.

So, if you're in need of a humbling reminder, check out these 17 4th of July quotes and share them at this year's barbecue.

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." — Abraham Lincoln

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"In every human breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of freedom; it is impatient of oppression and pants for deliverance." — Phillis Wheatley

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"Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts." — Anonymous

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"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

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"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all. By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." — John Dickinson

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"I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery." — Author Unknown

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"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." — Franklin D. Roosevelt

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"Liberty is the breath of life to nations." — George Bernard Shaw

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"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." — William Faulkner

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"May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." — Peter Marshall

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"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." — John F. Kennedy

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"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." — Albert Camus

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"Freedom lies in being bold." — Robert Frost

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"With freedom comes responsibility." — Eleanor Roosevelt

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"From every mountainside, let freedom ring." — Martin Luther King Jr.

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"I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true." — Wendell Willkie

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"Freedom is never granted. It is earned by each generation." — Hilary Clinton

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