Fourth Of July Quotes: 25 Sayings To Celebrate America's Birthday

Happy Fourth of July!

People across the United States will be firing up the grill, watching fireworks, and attending parades to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday.

To get into the spirit to celebrate America's birthday, here are 25 quotes to celebrate Independence Day compiled by Goodreads, Shutterfly, Quote Garden, Country Living, and notable figures:

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Independence Day celebration fireworks explode above the East River in New York, United States on July 4, 2017. Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

1. "The Fourth of July should be celebrated with big hearts." - Camila Alves

2. "No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July." - Mac Thornberry

3. "From every mountainside. Let Freedom ring." ― Samuel F. Smith

4. "The birthplace of anarchy is the cemetery of freedom." ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

5. "America is a tune. It must be sung together." – Gerald Stanley Lee

6. "America means opportunity, freedom, power." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. "The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." - Alexis de Tocqueville

8. "It's Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas." -Stephen Colbert

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

10. "The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history." - Mike Fitzpatrick

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

12. "I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true." – Wendell L. Wilkie

13. "Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty." - Louis D. Brandeis

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

15. "It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism." - J. Horace McFarland

16. "The United States is the only country with a known birthday." -James G. Blaine

17. "Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." - Adlai Stevenson

18. "We're blessed with the opportunity to stand for something—for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to." - Ronald Reagan

19. "America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels." - Claudia Pemberton

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

21. "May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than this our own country!" - Daniel Webster

22. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

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

24. "One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes

25. "I love my freedom. I love my America." - Jessi Lane Adams