America Quotes

A. e. housman - in every american there is an air of incorrigible...
Dave barry - and, of course, you have the commercials where...

I think that the Communist Party as a political organization is of no danger to the United States. It has no following and has been disregarded by the American people for many, many years.
Robert F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days, " by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. [1965]
The American ideal is youth - - Handsome, empty youth.
Henry Mille
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
A world in which others controlled the course of their own development... would be a world in which the American system would be seriously endangered.
Benjamin Cohen

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. On succeeding Richard M Nixon as president.
Gerald R. Ford
When even one American - - who has done nothing wrong - - Is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - - Then all Americans are in peril.
Harry S Truman
John corry - loneliness seems to have become the great...
The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
Will Rogers, Illiterate Digest (1924), "Helping the Girls with their Income Taxes".
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.
John Gunthe
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Henry David Thoreau
Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink.
Gore Vidal
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.
Ronald Reagan, Nov. 5, 1994
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
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington
By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.
George W. Bush, Speech to the United Nations, September 12, 2002
The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt.
Jesse Louis Jackson
American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced.
Elinor Glyn
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self - Conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under - Value them.
Henry James
I was born an American I will live an American I shall die an American.
Daniel Webste
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
Bob Dylan
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
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
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Herbert Clark Hoove
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
Mark Twain
I let the American people down.
Richard Milhous Nixon
I have one of those real old American built cars. The kind that just PUNCHES through accidents.
Kevin Rooney
We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.
Lillian Hellman
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Margot Asquith
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - The principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
William Orville Douglas
As an anti - American, I thank you for your rotten article devoted to my person.
Prince Sihanouk in a letter to Time magazine
I loathe the expression What makes him tick. It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
James Thurbe
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
We Americans live in a nation where the medical - Care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it.
Dave Barry
Americans become unhappy and vicious because their preoccupation with amassing possessions obliterates their loneliness. This is why production in America seems to be on such an endless upward spiral: every time we buy something we deepen our emotional deprivation and hence our need to buy something.
Philip Saltie
The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration, from the cautious quest for what they knew or what they thought they knew was out there, to an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown.
Daniel J. Boorstin