What They Are Saying about Freedom, Faith, and our Indepedence


This weekend hundreds of millions of Americans will celebrate the 240th anniversary of our nation’s birth. We should give thanks to God for our country by attending our church on Sunday and praying for our nation, our leaders, and the significant challenges we face.

Here are some inspiring quotes to help you think about our liberties, our freedoms, and our faith.


Happy Fourth of July!

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Thomas Paine

Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience…without God there is a coarsening of the society; without God democracy will not and cannot long endure…If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.
— Ronald Reagan

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

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
—William J. Clinton

While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.
—George Washington

Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.
—Benjamin Franklin

I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.
–Rosa Parks

Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.
–Benjamin Rush

For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.
–1 Peter 2:16

Same boat

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”– but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”– but not everything is beneficial.
–1 Corinthians 10:23

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
— Mark Twain

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
—Daniel Webster

We have have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.
–attrib. Martin Luther King, Jr.


David Roseberry

David Roseberry leads the nonprofit ministry, LeaderWorks. He was the founding rector of Christ Church, Plano, Texas, and is the author of many books. He lives in Plano with his wife, Fran.

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