America Quotes

Marlene dietrich - in america sex is an obsession, in other parts of...
Jacques martin barzun - whoever wants to know the heart and mind of...

Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.
John Gunthe
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Harry S Truman
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
Dwight David Eisenhowe
At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans.
John Kerry, speech in New York, August 24, 2004

America - A great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far - Reaching in purpose.
Herbert Hoove
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Gore Vidal
A. e. housman - in every american there is an air of incorrigible...
The story of my boyhood and that of my brothers is important only because it could happen in any American family. It did, and will again.
Earl Eisenhowe
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - - Ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - And that yardstick is Is it good for America.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - The principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
William Orville Douglas
The Army has carried the American... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.
Tom Lehre
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.
George W. Bush, September 2, 2004, The Republican National Convention, N. Y.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Theodore Roosevelt
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.
Mark Twain
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
Hunter S. Thompson
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
Woodrow Wilson
I am often troubled as I try hard here to create a new sense of common purpose... that sometimes we forget that we are all in this because we are seeking a good that helps all Americans.
William Jefferson Clinton
There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
There is a homely old adage which runs: Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in Chicago, 3 Apr. 1903
There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo - Americans... Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1835
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
J. Bartlett Brebne
The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominate political mythology.
Michael Parenti
Life is very important to Americans.
Bob Dole
If anyone attempts to hall down the American flag shoot him on the spot.
John A. Dix
We Americans want peace, and it is now evident that we must be prepared to demand it. For other peoples have wanted peace, and the peace they received was the peace of death.
Rev. Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop of New York. 22 September, 1940
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
Woody Allen
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
The actual God of many Americans... is simply the current of American life.
C. H. Cooley
During my three years in Vietnam, I certainly heard plenty of last words by dying American footsoldiers. Not one of them, however, had illusions that he had somehow accomplished something worthwhile in the process of making the Supreme Sacrifice.
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
Sigmund Freud
America believes in education the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esa
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear - Cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them - which - we are missing.
Gamal Abdel Nasse
Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before.
Luigi Barzini
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
Garry Trudeau
Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease.
John Corry