The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit.
Of the people, by the people, for the people,
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.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Liberty is the breath of life to nations.
I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.
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.
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'
I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
I want to be treated like a human being.
Four score 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.
America! America! God shed His grace on thee.
All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago
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