Independence Day Quotes
The day marks the 69th independence day and is certainly the one celebrated with every pomp and splendour it deserves. Today, we have a country, we have a freedom of thought and expression, we have a sense of security and the feel of not being alienated in one’s own land and as we say this, there is a great sense of ownership which blossoms within. With this sense of ownership also comes an inherent responsibility for there is no absolute independence in this world – is there?
And this sense of responsibility is a great thing which means that we all owe something to our fellow men and to ourselves as a mark of respect for the struggle which our heroes went through to give us this day which marks our independence. Last year, we came out with our 10 Inspiring Independence Heroes And Their Message To Us! . And today we bring out 10 beautiful Inspirational Quotes On Independence to brighten the sense of independence within us.
Here is presenting 10 Inspirational Quotes On Independence
Independence Day Quotes 1:
“The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution
of those determined to be free.”
– John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)
History will always talk about these men who stood against oppression, these men who stood for the rights of not only themselves but also their fellow men to mark a day in history and for a future which we all enjoy today. And this will always be a great revolution and story to be told for years to come for whether it is the future or the present or even the past, standing against oppression not only takes courage but also the sense of assertion and knowing oneself and above all the might to stay true to what we know and the grit to get what we are determined to.
Independence Day Quotes 2:
“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”
-Albert Camus (French author, journalist and philosopher)
Indeed! Freedom gives us a choice, a choice to make mistakes, a choice to learn from these mistakes and to look towards a brighter life and future. And that is through the opportunities, the challenges and going beyond the fears we face. Cos even though we have independence, we also need to attain that internal independence to give us every opportunity we deserve to get there at being our best selves possible. And that is an amazing goal to have 🙂 .
Independence Day Quotes 3:
What is freedom anyway? Is it the right to do everything you want? Or is it the knowledge of who you are and what you stand for? Although it is a difficult ask, I would like to stay with Ralph Wilson on this inspiring independence day quotes for knowing what we are is a great start towards knowing what we want and why. And the moment we have an answer for that why, we are way ahead finding out the HOW and the rest as they say is the glorious history and a lovely tale to be told in the future.
Independence Day Quotes 4:
Albert Einstein: “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”
Again, if you look at any invention in this world, it has been a labour of an independent thought right from the day of the theory which said the earth revolves around the sun and not the other way round. It took a great struggle to go against the system, it took great effort to retain that independent thought and finally to sustain it over time was nothing short of an inspiration which will be right up there for aeons to come.
Independence Day Quotes 5:
Mahatma Gandhi: “Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”
Freedom is never expensive, it is a bare necessity. We all need it, we all need freedom to nurture ourselves and we all have every right to defend our freedom, whether it is to snatch this freedom from a bully who constantly harasses you or a nation which is hell bent on bringing you down. Freedom is never expensive. But being in captivity or being bullied constantly is something that is going to be constantly expensive.
Independence Day Quotes 6:
Franklin D. Roosevelt: “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”
Nothing worthwhile int his world was ever received for free was it? If we look at our own simple or the big achievements in life, we realize that these things were big for us only cos they demanded us to to get out of our comfort zone to make something happen and no wonder they are present in the best parts of our memory. And that in the truest sense is that freedom cannot be given by anyone else to us, it is ours for the taking and it is ours to achieve and it can go from a simple internal freedom to a larger meaning of it as well.
Independence Day Quotes 7:
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln.
No one can expect freedom at the cost of putting others down. That is not even the sense of fulfilment or confidence. Each time I see a supercilious person, it makes me wonder how big his insecurity might be so that he is overcompensating it in this fashion?! Freedom or morality or anything at which we ourselves deny to anyone else, at some level we all know that even we don’t deserve it 🙂 .
Independence Day Quotes 8:
“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.”
Indeed! Isn’t there? The freedom is either to be in a group or to be alone or to what the mind feels like. It is not based on the thoughts or the expectations of others may it be the society or individuals. It is the freedom of the internal mind and that goes a long way.
Independence Day Quotes 9:
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.
Freedom is never at the cost of others and it will never be at the cost of anything. If we deny even a single thing to someone else, how can we even think of being deservant of the same? Freedom has boundaries and the boundaries are of respect. Freedom is not power, it is authority and the two are very very different!
Independence Day Quotes 10:
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Well, the truth is going to be a hard edged sword that way. But what Gloria calls truth, we can also call it acceptance. The more we are in denial, the more we are pushing ourselves down. But the moment we accept what has happened to us or with us and try to find a way around it, that is the way towards salvation or solution – whatever we prefer to call it.
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