America Quotes

Henry m. jackson - america is not like a blanket - - one piece of...
Sinclair lewis - our american professors like their literature...

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
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

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
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Herbert Clark Hoove
George frost kennan - the best an american can look forward to is the...
An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Charles Darwin
Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink.
Gore Vidal
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Oscar Wilde
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
The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.
Gore Vidal
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - To surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson
In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
About Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America.
Michael Caine, www. aint - It - Cool - News. com
What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.
Barbara Charline Jordan
The secretary of education does not work for the education establishment. The secretary works for the American people.
William John Bennett
I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
A. F. Shaw
The chief business of the American people is business.
Calvin Coolidge, Speech in Washington, Jan. 17, 1925
America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
Woody Allen
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
George W. Bush
I love America because America trusts me. When I go into a shop to buy a pair of shoes I am not asked to produce my Identity Card. I love it because my mail is not censored. My phone is not tapped. My conversation with friends is not reported to the secret police.
Janina Atkins
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson
Tonight - To you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support. On his Vietnam War policy.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.
Dan Quayle
Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered. For the American citadel is a man. Not man in general. Not man in the abstract. Not the majority of men. But man. That man. His worth. His uniqueness.
Archibald MacLeish
I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he had read about the effects of smoking that he gave up reading.
Henry G. Strauss
I have one of those real old American built cars. The kind that just PUNCHES through accidents.
Kevin Rooney
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.
Woodrow Wilson
If anyone attempts to hall down the American flag shoot him on the spot.
John A. Dix
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Gore Vidal
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
H. L. Mencken
The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other going in opposite directions.
George Carlin, Napalm and Silly Putty
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan
The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self - Reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.
Henry Louis Mencken