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25 patriotic quotes that will make you proud of America

Desiree Pharias is a SheKnows editorial intern and Journalism student at Arizona State University. Since she developed the ability to form sentences, she has held a great obsession with writing. Now, when she isn’t curled up with a book…...

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Red, white and blue

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Red, white and blue

The Fourth of July is almost here, and there's no better time to remember what makes America so great. Need a quote perfect for sharing on your Facebook or Instagram? Dive into to wisest words about the good ol' U.S. of A. 

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Freedom

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Freedom

Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke this quote while giving a speech on September 22, 1936.

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Be better

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Be better

This was spoken by Albert Camus, who was a nobel prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher.

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Home

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Home

Henry James was an American writer, composing a number of novels. 

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Determination

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Determination

On January 8, 1947, Harry Truman said this in a message to Congress.

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Do what is right

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Do what is right

This was said by entertainer Peter Marshall, who began his career in television, film and broadway in 1950.

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An idea

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An idea

Condoleezza Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state. 

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Change

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Change

The first African-American president Barack Obama said this on January 6, 2008.

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Honest

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Honest

A leader in the abolition movement, Fredrick Douglass was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.

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Dignity

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Dignity

Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady and the first to hold press conferences and speak at a national convention.

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Pay it forward

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Pay it forward

Bobby Kennedy spoke the truth when addressing young adults in South Africa in 1966.

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Responsibility

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Responsibility

Former First Lady and possible first woman president Hillary Clinton broadens our worldview.

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Ingenuity

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Ingenuity

Mark Twain knows -- the greatest American invention is the equality we have created for ourselves.

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Friendship

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Friendship

Yet another bold and beloved First Lady, Michelle Obama explains the bond that holds us together.

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Family

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Family

Known for his beautiful and long-lasting marriage, Reagan attributes America's success to the family unit.

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Diversity

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Diversity

If you want to know what makes America great, look to your right and left next time you walk down the street.

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United we stand

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United we stand

As Roosevelt said, working for the common good is the only way to keep moving forward.

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True patriotism

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True patriotism

LBJ's VP spoke on the glue that holds this country together.

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Economic growth

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Economic growth

Thank you, Dr. King, for reminding us that compassion, as well as success, is the American way.

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Land of opportunity

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Land of opportunity

The humanitarian and rock legend on why he'll always be a fan of the U.S.

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Who we are

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Who we are

Leave it to Bill to sum it up nicely -- the good in America will always outweigh the bad.

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Peace comes from freedom

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Peace comes from freedom

Now we understand what it really means to live free.

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Freedom to be yourself

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Freedom to be yourself

Take it from someone who's living the American dream.

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Our precious freedom

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Our precious freedom

This is why we fight so hard for the future of our country.

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The tireless minority

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The tireless minority

It only takes a few passionate people to make a difference.

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Originally published May 2016. Updated June 2016.

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