America Quotes

George santayana - america is the greatest of opportunities and the...
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Edgar Watson Howe
If happiness truly consisted of physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.
William Lyon Phelps
John f. kennedy, inaugural address, jan. 20, 1961 - and so, my fellow americans, ask not what your...
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

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Herbert Clark Hoove
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
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost, 1882
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
Bob Dylan
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
James t. farrell - america is so vast that almost everything said...
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
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
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
Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before.
Luigi Barzini
Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.
Alf Landon, during his speech in his presidential campaign against FDR
In America, one gets as much justice as one can afford. 1966.
Charles Stanton
What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July I answer A day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustices and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham.
Frederick Douglas
To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
George Santayana
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans allBy uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
John Dickinson
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
There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo - Americans... Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1835
America guarantees equal opportunity, not equal outcome.
Rush Limbaugh
The superiority of chocolate hot chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain...
Thomas Jefferson
The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money - - Then make money with money - - Then make lots of money with lots of money.
Paul Erdman
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
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - The principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
William Orville Douglas
In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is.
Geoffrey Cottrell
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
Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
George Will
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin
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]
A special Providence protects fools, drunkards, small children and the United States of America.
Otto von Bismarck
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
Sigmund Freud
I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
Daniel Webste
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - A date which will live on 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, Address to Congress, Dec. 8, 1941
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
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