Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday, USA


“The United States is the only country with a known birthday.”—James G. Blaine 

Here are a few quotes in honor of that birthday. Hope you have a festive 4th!

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact—the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.”—Adlai Stevenson

 “How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.”—Paul Sweeney

 “Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”—Louis D. Brandeis

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8 comments:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy, hope that you guys have a great day too! Great quotes.

Kathy M.

Elizabeth Smith said...

Good thoughts for the day! I like the tie-ins to happiness!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Kathy--hope you had a great holiday!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I was surprised at how many quotes combined the ideas of freedom and happiness. Hope you had a nice holiday. We had the best weather I ever remember having for the 4th!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Good selection of quotes - hope you had a great day!

Danielle said...

Hope you had a great holiday and that it hasn't been too hot and humid! :) Great quotes!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Cheryl--I had a great day! Hope you did too.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Danielle. It's actually been very nice for this time of year! It was downright cool at around 11:30 p.m.(when the fireworks stopped in my neighborhood and I could take the trash out to the curb!) on the 4th.