50 July Quotes To Celebrate The Summer Season

"Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots, and gillyflowers."

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Three cheers for the red, white, and blue. Southerners love the month of July for many reasons. It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a day by the pool or a mouthwatering barbecue spread, and summer vacations, porch parties, and picnics are only made better by celebratory 4th of July fireworks. And celebrate, we shall! With July comes Independence Day—a holiday dedicated to honoring "The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."

Let these July quotes inspire you to commemorate the summer season like never before. Great thinkers, politicians, and artists have expressed profound sentiments and July sayings; let their encouraging words arouse a deep sense of excitement for summer as we celebrate sunshine, lazy Sundays, and homemade ice cream. Read through these July quotes that range from thoughtful to joyful and choose the one that sparks your interest.

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Inspiring July Quotes

July Quote Date With Summer Hal Borland

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  • “July is a blind date with summer.” - Hal Borland
  • "July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden." - Jean Hersey
  • "The summer looks out from her brazen tower, through the flashing bars of July." - Francis Thompson
  • "Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots and gillyflowers." - Sara Coleridge
  • “I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicada lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.” - Terri Guillemets
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Reminders To Embrace July

July Quote About Magic

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  • "Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." - Jenny Han
  • "If I had my way, I’d remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead." - Roald Dahl
  • "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end." - Sarah Dessen
  • "My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July." - Rick Bass
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Joyful Summer Quotes

Girls Want to Have Sun Quote

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  • "Girls just wanna have sun." - Unknown
  • "Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams." - Hosea Ballou
  • "The summer night is like a perfection of thought." - Wallace Stevens
  • "Let us live like flowers—wild and beautiful and drenched in sun." - Ellen Everett
  • "If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed." - Unknown
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Soothing Summer Quotes

Soothing July Quote By Ellie Elmore

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  • "I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket." - Kellie Elmore
  • "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." - Sam Keen
  • "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - John Lubbock
  • "The summer night is like a perfection of thought." - Wallace Stevens
  • "Summer afternoon—to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James
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Independence Day Quotes

Patriotic July Quote About Flags

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  • "One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • "No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July." - Mac Thornberry
  • "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth." - Abraham Lincoln
  • "The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous." - Frederick Douglass
  • "Independence now and forever!" - Daniel Webster
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Patriotic Quotes

Patriotism Quote By James Bryce

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  • "Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong." - James Bryce
  • "I think patriotism is like charity—it begins at home." - Henry James
  • "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
  • "I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom." - Bob Dylan
  • "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy
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Powerful Freedom Quotes

Franklin Roosevelt Quote About Freedom

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  • "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • "We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." - William Faulkner
  • "Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus
  • "With freedom comes responsibility." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "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
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Motivational Freedom Quotes

Let Freedom Ring Quote By Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • "From every mountainside, let freedom ring." - Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit." - Ronald Reagan
  • "With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?" - Oscar Wilde
  • "May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." - Peter Marshall
  • "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." - Elmer Davis
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Liberty Quotes

Liberty Quote by George Bernard Shaw

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  • "Liberty is the breath of life to nations." - George Bernard Shaw
  • "Give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry
  • "Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness." - Louis D. Brandeis
  • "Liberty, once tasted, is an incurable addiction." - Richelle E. Goodrich
  • "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." - Benjamin Franklin
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Quotes That Celebrate America

Quote About America By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • "America means opportunity, freedom, power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "America, to me, is freedom." - Willie Nelson
  • "America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." - Paul Tsongas
  • "Dreams are the foundation of America." - Lupita Nyong'o
  • "America is another name for opportunity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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