America Quotes

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In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
Daniel Webste
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.
Alf Landon, during his speech in his presidential campaign against FDR

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
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
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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
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
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
Tonight - To you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support. On his Vietnam War policy.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
Rachel Blanchard
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
George Bernard Shaw
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
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences.
George Santayana
My fellow Americans, I must speak to you tonight about a mounting danger in Central America that threatens the security of the United States. This danger will not go away it will grow worse, much worse, if we fail to take action now.
Ronald Reagan
Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.
Henry M. Wriston
I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
A. F. Shaw
A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible - Indeed, inevitable - The United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody.
Arthur C. Clarke, First on the Moon, 1970
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
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
We can now prove that large numbers of Americans are dying from sitting on their behinds.
Bruce B. Dan
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
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
Ernest Dimnet
When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag.
Huey Long
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.
George W. Bush, September 2, 2004, The Republican National Convention, N. Y.
We go forth all to seek America. And in the seeking we create her. In the quality of our search shall be the nature of the America that we created.
Waldo Frank
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
The secretary of education does not work for the education establishment. The secretary works for the American people.
William John Bennett
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
John Barrymore
The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominate political mythology.
Michael Parenti
There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain
I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics.
Theodore Roosevelt
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
Carl Sandburg
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Andy Rooney
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan