Monday Motivation (#26)

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Happy Monday!

In celebration of July 4th and American Independence Day, here are some quotes about freedom and independence. While I don’t love everything about how things are run in the United States, I’m so thankful for our many freedoms!


“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” ~ Albert Camus

“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

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

“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

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

And finally, a couple of amusing quotes about the United States specifically:

“America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.” ~ John Updike

“In America, anyone can become President. That’s the problem.” ~ George Carlin


Do you have any favorite quotes about freedom or independence?

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