200+ Independence Day Quotes – Quotes To Celebrate Freedom

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Happy Independence Day Quotes hold a special place as we commemorate the essence of freedom. On this cherished occasion, Happy Independence Day Quotes become more than just words; they echo our nation’s journey toward liberty.

These quotes encapsulate this day’s joy, pride, and unity. People turn to Happy Independence Day Quotes to express their patriotic feelings, honor those who fought for freedom, and unite with fellow citizens in celebration. These quotes act as a link across generations by reminding us of the sacrifices and values we defend.

Let’s look at how these quotes eloquently encapsulate the spirit of our country’s freedom and our joy at participating in this fantastic journey.

Happy Independence Day Quotes

I don’t understand, where does all this come from? How do you get funding for something like this? –President Thomas Whitmore


Our nation is like a tree of which the original trunk is swarajya and the branches are swadeshi and boycott. – Subhas Chandra Bose

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin


Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual. – Frank Herbert


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


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


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine


If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland. – Chandra Shekhar Azad

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.  – Camille Paglia


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. — Mark Twain


Independence means.. enjoying the freedom and empowering others too to let them do so. ― Vikrmn


Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?  –Mahatma Gandhi


Freedom is never given; it is won. – A. Philip Randolph


Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath. -Mary Wollstonecraft


You must be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

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


The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic – have always blown on free men. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. -Albert Einstein


Freedom lies in being bold. – Robert Frost


India has two million gods and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire. – Mark Twain


Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN


A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to relationships, businesses, and even nations. –  Steve Maraboli

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India. – Max Mueller


In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. – FDR


He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy against the opposition. – Thomas Paine


One individual may die for ideas, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose


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


The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off. — Gloria Steinem


Your freedom is brought to you courtesy of the outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice!  – Nishan Panwar

From every mountain, side Let Freedom ring. ― Samuel F. Smith


Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. –Stephen Covey


The diversity of India, of our civilization, is actually a thing of beauty, which is something we are extremely proud of.  – Narendra Modi


America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact — the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, a responsible government, and human equality. – Adlai Stevenson


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


Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. – Nelson Mandela


The best road to progress is freedom’s road. – John F. Kennedy

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


Perhaps that is the greatest crime of conquest–that civilization is denied the right to evolve beyond its own embarrassment. – Neal Shusterman


India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only. – Mark Twain


Freedom’s natal day is here. Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled.  – Florence A. Jones


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis


Our aim may be as high as the endless sky, but we should have a resolve in our minds to walk ahead, hand-in-hand, for victory will be ours. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee


India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border!  – Hu Shih

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. — Albert Camus


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


Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives. Breathe it in. ― Richelle E. Goodrich


The important consequences to the American States from this Declaration of Independence, considered as the ground and foundation of a future government, naturally suggest the propriety of proclaiming it in such a manner as that the people may be universally informed of it. – John Hancock


I believe in an India of pluralism and diversity, not of religious bigotry and caste politics. I believe in an India that is secure in itself and confident of its place in the world, an India that is a proud example of tolerance, freedom and hope for the downtrodden. – Shashi Tharoor


Let freedom never perish in your hands. – Joseph Addison


You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. – Malcolm X


Independence is happiness. – Susan B. Anthony

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. – Kahlil Gibran


Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. – Jawaharlal Nehru


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell


It is only barbarous nations who have a sudden growth after a victory. – Victor Hugo


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


Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world.  – Florence A. Jones


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. – Woodrow Wilson


May the sun in his course visit no land freer, happier, more lovely, than this our country! -Sardar Bhagat Singh

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men.  – Dwight D. Eisenhower


If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. — George Washington


Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. – Louis Brandeis


Liberty is a constant battle between government; who would limit it, people; who would concede it, and patriots; who would defend it. ― Samuel R. Young Jr.


The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent, and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with profound yet temperate happiness. – Virginia Woolf


To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim. – Martin Luther King Jr.


Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. – Harry Emerson Fosdick


Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw

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


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


Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. – Mahatma Gandhi


My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. – Adlai Stevenson


Even as individuals become families and families become communities, and communities become nations, so eventually must the nations draw together in peace. – Marjorie Watts


When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous. – Albert Einstein


Without freedom, no one really has a name. – Milton Acorda


For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let new India arise out of peasants’ cottage, grasping the plow, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper. -Swami Vivekananda


So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.  – Mark Twain


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


Enjoy the peace your valor won. Let independence be our boast, Ever mindful what it cost; Ever grateful for the prize, Let its altar reach the skies!  – Joseph Hopkinson


Only sometimes you can’t feel anything about a subject without hypothesizing its extinction. ― Richard Ford


Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink, you want more. – Maya Angelou


A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. – Jim Morrison


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

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


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


Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty. – Ho Chi Minh


Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. – Bob Marley


If the deaf is to hear the sound has to be very loud. – Sardar Bhagat Singh


Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. -Benjamin Franklin


Nations and governments come and go, but people remain, and therefore people are the ultimate foundation of what is real and worthy. – Bryant McGill


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

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.  – Moshe Dayan


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


I dream of an India that is prosperous, strong and caring. An India, that regains a place of honor in the comity of great nations. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee


She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim … her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to the Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization!  – Sylvia Levi


I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. –Voltaire


The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission.  – John F. Kennedy


If we don’t take responsibility for what happens to our society, then no amount of Independence can improve the human condition. ― Abhijit Naskar


Independence? That’s middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. – George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.  – George Bernard Shaw


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


The essence of America—that which really unites us—is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an idea—and what an idea it is: that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from, but where you are going. – Condoleezza Rice


As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. – George Washington


Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. – Ayn Rand


You give me your blood and I will give you Independence! – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose


The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. –  H.L. Mencken


The life of nations no less than that of men is lived largely in the imagination. – Enoch Powell


Thy spirit, Independence, let me share! Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye, Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare, Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky. – Tobas George Smollet

It is sweet to serve one’s country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words. – Sallust


I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. – Rousseau


The shots that hit me are the last nails to the coffin of the British rule in India. – Lala Lajpat Rai


Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.  – Bertrand Russell


Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure. — Stephen King


All we have of freedom / All we use or know/ This our fathers bought for us / Long and long ago. -Rudyard Kipling


Liberate yourself from misery, illusion, fear, and suffering and have blissfulness within yourself that is the real independency, happy independence day to all. ― Abhinav Rajput


Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. – Walt Disney


Where liberty dwells, there is my country. – Benjamin Franklin

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. – William J. Clinton


I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. – Lee Greenwood


Citizenship consists in the service of the country. – Jawaharlal Nehru


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


If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. – Abraham Lincoln


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 to be done. – Mahatma Gandhi


Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.  – General John Stark


I love my freedom. I love my America. – Jessi Lane Adams


We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.  – Alexis de Tocqueville


Liberties aren’t given, they are taken. –  Aldous Huxley


Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. – Marquis de Lafayette


it strikes me that the spirit of the Fourth, this year, was used up by September’s end and fell like an early leaf. ― William H. Gass


It is very nearly impossible… to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind. – James Baldwin


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


Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. – Calvin Coolidge


Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. – Oscar Wilde


Apparently, I’ve acted like a terrorist. But I’m not a terrorist. – Mahatma Gandhi

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. – Hubert H. Humphrey


One person is nothing. Two people are a nation. – Terry Pratchett


We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future? – Jawaharlal Nehru


I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. – Simone de Beauvoir


Mother, I bow to thee! Rich with thy hurrying streams, Bright with orchard gleams, Cool with thy winds of delight, Green fields waving, Mother of might, Mother free. Glory of moonlight dreams, Over thy branches and lordly streams, Clad in thy blossoming trees, Mother, the giver of ease, Laughing low and sweet! Mother, I kiss thy feet, Speaker sweet and low! Mother, to thee I bow. – Bankim Chandra Chaterjee


Mr. President, how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.  – Alice Paul


The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. — James Madison


As eagles soar, freedom more, life be free for all. – Roger W Hancock


Independence means responsibility, not recklessness. ― Abhijit Naskar


Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent. – Jim Rohn

We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit. –Hubert H. Humphrey


My country, ‘it’s of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing, Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring! – Samuel Francis Smith


For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.- Rajiv Gandhi


The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. –  Winston Churchill


To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable. – Christian D. Larson


At the dawn of history, India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. – Jawaharlal Nehru


Man is not free unless government is limited. – Ronald Reagan


Freedom is not enough. – Lyndon B. Johnson


The constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age. – B. R. Ambedkar


Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. – John Milton

I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.  – Greta Garbo


Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.  – Pericles


My hearty wishes to the owners, dictators, and stakeholders of my country – Happy Independence Day. ― Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar


I guess you’d call me an independent since I’ve never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party labels. – Jackie Robinson


A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world. – George Santayana


Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.  – Ronald Reagan


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


Economic freedom is … an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom. – Milton Friedman


For enslaving a nation, just kill the conscientious people, the rest can be bought. – M.F. Moonzajer


Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal – Abraham Lincoln


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


We are Indians, firstly and lastly. – B.R. Ambedkar


I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.  – Patrick Henry


Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide. — Napoleon Bonaparte


Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.  – Simone Weil


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 real patriot is a fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. – Bill Vaughan


Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. – Samuel Adams


We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world. – Lal Bahadur Shastri


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


Every nation determines its own destiny; the clever the nation, the better the fate! – Mehmet Murat ildan


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 make it strong and dynamic. – Indira Gandhi


It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled, while the ideas survived. – Bhagat Singh


Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.  – Tecumseh


I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free. — Rosa Parks


Everyone has a dream sensing liberation. Even the strictest dictator would want freedom.  – Fedeline Wiarta


My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg


All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.  – John Quincy Adams


Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. – Seneca the Younger


By the fall of 1918, it was clear that a nation’s prosperity, even its very survival, depended on securing a safe, abundant supply of cheap oil. – Albert Marrin


Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. –Mahatma Gandhi


I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.  – Harriet Tubman


True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.  – Brigham Young


Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. – John D. Rockefeller


America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness. – Aurora Raigne


America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman


If you fight for yourself, you have awakened your conscience, but if you fight for people you will awaken a nation. – M.F. Moonzajer


I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.  – Harriet Tubman


And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. – John F. Kennedy


I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home. – Henry James


Show me a clever nation; then I will show you a clever government! – Mehmet Murat ildan


I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me. – Harriet Tubman


Better to starve free than be a fat slave. – Aesop


The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about. – Marian Wright Edelman


One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! – Oliver Wendell Holmes


Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education… no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. – ABRAHAM FLEXNER

In the tapestry of our history, Happy Independence Day Quotes shine as beacons of unity and pride. Happy Independence Day Quotes honor our journey, celebrating the sacrifices that paved the way for our liberty. These Happy Independence Day Quotes remind us to cherish freedom and stand together as one nation.

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