USA flagVariously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th
has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the
tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th
century and the American Revolution (1775-83).

In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary
struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence
from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in
favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the
Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas
Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been
celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical
festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more
casual family gatherings and barbecues. Source

In the spirit of revolution and independence, we bring you a few
quotes that we like on this holiday that remind us of our forefathers.

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“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Ben Franklin

”A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will
be sleeping enough in the grave.”
Ben Franklin

”Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Ben Franklin

”The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”
George Washington

”The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are
to be free men or slaves.”
George Washington

”A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”
James Madison

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.”
John Adams

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study
mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and
philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture,
navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children
a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary,
tapestry, and porcelain.”
John Adams

“A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry
through life.”
John Hancock

”We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.”
Samuel Adams

“When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.”
Thomas Jefferson

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle,
stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

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