Why not start off your 4th of July celebrations with a funny quote or six? Notable names include Aesop, George Bernard Shaw, and more. Continue reading to see our staffs’ personal favorites — image via.

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Aesop

“Better to starve free than be a fat slave.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

Unknown

“Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell? Yeah, it cracked me up!”

Mark Twain

“Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.”

Unknown

“What dance was very popular in 1776? Indepen-dance!”

Woodrow T. Wilson

“I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.”

Unknown

“How is a healthy person like the United States? They both have good constitutions!”