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13 quotes about freedom that will make you proud to be an American

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What does freedom mean to you?  In honor of Independence Day, we've put together a list of quotes about freedom that will make you proud to live in the USA. 

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"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." — Benjamin Franklin

"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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - Ronald Reagan

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

“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

"Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society." — James Madison

“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

"This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith."  - Lyndon B. Johnson

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” — Herbert Hoover

“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

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”  - Bill Clinton

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

"The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become."  - Ronald Reagan

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