“There can be no argument about the Lone Star State’s significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality.” – Michael McCaul
Texan pride courses through all of our campuses at Champions School of Real Estate, and we can agree with Senator Phil Gramm when he explained that he loved Texas “because Texas is future-oriented, because Texans think anything is possible. Texans think big.”
Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. With this document signed by 59 people, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke from Mexico creating the Republic of Texas. Can you imagine what a momentous day that was?
Because it is Texas Independence Day, we’ve gathered 10 great quotes (including Senator Gramm’s above) about Texas that are well worth sharing:
- “There can be no argument about the Lone Star State’s significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality.” – Michael McCaul
- “Texas history is a varied, tempestuous, and vast as the state itself. Texas yesterday is unbelievable, but no more incredible than Texas today. Today’s Texas is exhilarating, exasperating, violent, charming, horrible, delightful, alive.” – Edna Ferber, author, 1955.
- “I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand – Author Mary Lasswell”
- “I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle.” – Davy Crockett, Alamo defender, 1836.
- “I done drew the line. Just like the Alamo. You’re either on one side of the line or the other. I don’t want to ever leave Texas again!” – Bum Phillips
- “The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!” – General Robert E. Lee, CSA
- “I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study and the passionate possession of all Texans.” -John Steinbeck, 1962.
- “Texas does not, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at having escaped from the slop pails of the other 49 states.” – Alistair Cooke of the BBC on Texas cuisine in The Americans.
- “If a man’s from Texas, he’ll tell you. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking?” – Travel writer John Gunther, The Best of Texas.
There are countless articles and stories, cultural tidbits and historical lore that share all the wonders and greatness our incredible state has to offer. Why are YOU proud to be Texan?