Quotes about Liberty from our Founding Fathers

Quotes about Liberty from our Founding Fathers July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!  We’re so blessed to live in a country that gives us the freedom to worship, live, work, speak, learn, and to simply enjoy life as we please.  We wouldn’t have this luxury if it weren’t for the brave men and women who have served to protect our country.  So, today, remember the reason why we are able to celebrate our freedoms as citizens of this great country!

In keeping with the theme of freedom today, here are some awesome quotes about liberty and freedom from our founding fathers.  Enjoy, and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Founding Father Quotes About Liberty

“Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.”

– George Washington

A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.

– Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774

“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, letter to James Monroe, June 17, 1785

“God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.

– Benjamin Franklin

If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.

– John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772

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