America Quotes

Alf landon, during his speech in his presidential campaign against fdr - wherever i have gone in this country, i have...
Walt whitman - in america the young are always ready to give to...

America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
Lyndon B. Johnson
And, of course, you have the commercials where savvy businesspeople Get Ahead by using their MacIntosh computers to create the ultimate American business product: a really sharp - Looking report.
Dave Barry
The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history.
Joseph Conrad
A venturesome minority will always be eager to get off on their own... let them take risks, for Godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, drowned, eaten by bears, buried alive under avalanches - That is the right and privilege of any free American.
16 Idaho Law Review 407, 420 - 1980.

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 have one of those real old American built cars. The kind that just PUNCHES through accidents.
Kevin Rooney
Rev. francis j. spellman, archbishop of new york. 22 september, 1940 - we americans want peace, and it is now evident...
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - - Ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1961
Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.
John Ashcroft
Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday... The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
Ayn Rand
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
George F. Will, Statecraft as Soulcraft
The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises - It is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook - It holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Toynbee
One difference between French appeasement and American appeasement is that France pays ransom in cash and gets its hostages back while the United States pays ransom in arms and gets additional hostages taken.
William Safire
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
John Updike, Problems and Other Stories
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
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 only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
Peter Ustinov
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
President Ronald Reagan, to the National Association of Evangelicals, Columbus, Ohio
America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana
The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery without almost noticing them.
Gunnar Myrdal
The 100% American is 99% an idiot.
George Bernard Shaw
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.
Jacques Martin Barzun
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
America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.
Ernest Hemingway
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
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
I was looking for an American symbol. A Coca - Cola bottle or a Mickey Mouse would have been ridiculous, doing anything with the American flag would have been insulting, and Cadillac hub caps were just too uncomfortable. speaking about the dress she wore made of American Express Cards.
Lizzy Gardine
I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
Tonight - To you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support. On his Vietnam War policy.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
Jimmy Carte
The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land.
Scott Russell Sanders
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Oscar Wilde
An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Charles Darwin
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
George Bernard Shaw
When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag.
Huey Long
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
Phil Gramm