America Quotes

George walker bush - terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of...
Henry david thoreau - the character inherent in the american people has...

The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White
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
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 I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Gerald R. Ford

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
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
General douglas macarthu - americans never quit....
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Gloria Steinem
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. On succeeding Richard M Nixon as president.
Gerald R. Ford
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
Garry Trudeau
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
The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box their home, then travel the same road every day to another box their office.
Faith Popcorn, The Popcorn Report, 1991
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James Baldwin
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
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
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and mask on his face. They are both more or less what the law declares them lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
Rachel Blanchard
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal".
Let me say with a Georgia accent that we cannot solve this problem if it requires a diplomatic passport to claim the rights of an American citizen.
David Dean Rusk
Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen. ... Their faith is their passport.
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - To surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Thomas Jefferson
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
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
Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
Paul Fussell
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
But what do we mean by the American Revolution Do we mean the American War The revolution was effected before the war commenced. The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.
Geoffrey F. Albert
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
America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.
Oscar Wilde
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
I feel the happiest when I can light my American cigarettes with Soviet matches.
Mohammed Daud Khan
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
H. L. Mencken
I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
A. F. Shaw
Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self - Governing people.
Woodrow Wilson
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
William J. Clinton