Whether or not you feel the slightest bit patriotic any other day of the year, pretty much everyone gets excited for Independence Day. After all, it's celebrated with hot dogs, parties, and explosions in the sky — what's not to love? Additionally, finding the perfect patriotic quote for the Fourth of July to post online may be one of the more modern traditions, considering Facebook didn’t even exist 20 years ago, but it has definitely caught on fast.
So how are you supposed to stand out in the patriotic words flooding your various news feeds this summer? There are plenty of popular patriotic quotes to choose from — admonitions to do what you can for your country and so on. But everyone is going to be posting the words of John F. Kennedy or George Washington, so if you want to be distinctive, you'll have to dig a little deeper. Luckily, thanks to the internet, dozens of quotes that fit the bill are just a few clicks away. After all, isn't that how you ended up reading this article?
However else you spend your Fourth of July this year, posting a quote honoring the United States is a simple way to show that you're proud of your country (most of the time). Here are 13 possibilities to get you started.
1. "The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."
8. "Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect."
13. "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."