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Happy Fourth of July

The Coach’s Corner Newsletter #57

I hope you’re enjoying a short week of work, maybe even a week off, as America turns 248 years old.

To inspire you on this Independence Day…here are some uplifting quotes on freedom, independence and America.


15 quotes to inspire you

  1. Liberty is the breath of life to nations. George Bernard Shaw
  2. Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell
  3. In America, nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you. Amy Tan
  4. Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. Moshe Dayan
  5. Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on. Thurgood Marshall
  6. All great change in America begins at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan
  7. Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up. Aung San Suu Kyi
  8. I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan
  9. The essence of America, that which really unites us, is not ethnicity or nationality or religion. It is an idea, and what an idea it is — that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. Condoleezza Rice
  10. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Abraham Lincoln
  11. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. Martin Luther King Jr.
  12. Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Kahlil Gibran
  13. Laughter is America’s most important export.Walt Disney
  14. All people are born alike. Except Republicans and Democrats. Groucho Marx
  15. Happy 4th of July! As you take this day to honor America, ask yourself, ‘Why am I not honoring America on the other 364 days?’ Shame on me. Stephen Colbert

My takeaway

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The Declaration of Independence, 1776

What a privilege to live in these United States.

Happy Fourth of July!

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