America Quotes

Elinor glyn - american husbands are the best in the world; no...
George w. bush, september 2, 2004, the republican national convention, n. y. - i respect every soldier, from every country, who...

America is not like a blanket - - One piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt - - Many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.
Henry M. Jackson
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.
Elija Lovejoy
I greet you as the shapers of American society.
Lyndon B. Johnson

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 F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
Americans expect to eat and stay thin, to be constantly on the move and ever more neighborly... to revere God and be God.
Daniel J. Boorstin
George w. bush, inaugural address, 2001 - america has never been united by blood or birth...
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
I let the American people down.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Robert Francis Kennedy
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
Mark Twain
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
In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes American what it is.
Gertrude Stein
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
William Fullbright
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - To surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson
The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money - - Then make money with money - - Then make lots of money with lots of money.
Paul Erdman
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
Mike Royko, columnist
No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.
William Safire
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - Men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
Rachel Blanchard
They do not leave home without American Express. ... Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight.
Roger Rosenblatt
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
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Gore Vidal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993
I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
A. F. Shaw
We Americans know - Although others appear to forget - The risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink.
Gore Vidal
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
The American male at the peak of his physical powers and appetites, driving 160 big white horses across the scenes of an increasingly open society, with weekend money in his pocket and with little prior exposure to trouble and tragedy, personifies an accident going to happen.
John Sloan Dickey
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
Georges Clemenceau
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Gore Vidal
The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell upon their knees. Then they fell upon the aborigines.
(Anon.)
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
There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The political lesson of Watergate is this Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by - Pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
Gerald R. Ford
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
John Updike, Problems and Other Stories