American Independence Day.

Today we wish all our American families and friends a very Happy Independence Day.

Quotations to reflect on   for Independence Day

“Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.” – Ho Chi Minh

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” – John Basil Barnhill

“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.” – Ronald Reagan

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” – Louis D. Brandeis

“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

“We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.” – Lech Walesa

“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