Americans celebrate Independence Day on the fourth of July, spending the day with their family and friends gathering for barbecues and fireworks. Here are some quotes and memes to share with your loved ones on this day.

1. "The United States is the only country with a known birthday." — James G. Blaine

2. “For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and on an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." — Harry Truman

4. "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." — Franklin D. Roosevelt

5. "Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance." — Nadia Boulanger

6. "Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have." — Harry Emerson Fosdick

7. "The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." — John F. Kennedy

8. "Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." — John Dickinson

9. "America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." — Paul Thongs

10. "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." — Bill Clinton

4th of july People watch the Macy's 4th of July Firework Show from Brooklyn in New York City, July 4, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly