America Quotes

George will - football is a mistake. it combines the two worst...
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.
Mark Twain

In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people. Personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever and not this outer life of telegrams and anger.
Edward Morgan Forste
The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.
Shane Leslie
Gore vidal - the more money an american accumulates, the less...
Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.
Samuel Johnson

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
David Riesman
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
Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is like getting kicked out of the Book - Of - The - Month - Club.
Melvin Belli on the occasion of his getting kicked out of the American Bar Association
The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.
Dan Quayle
In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact.
Marlene Dietrich
Benjamin cohen - a world in which others controlled the course of...
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.
George W. Bush
An American tragedy in which we all have played a part. On Watergate, announcing pardon of former President Richard M Nixon.
Gerald R. Ford
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
It could probably be show by facts and figures that there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain
What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.
Barbara Charline Jordan
America is not like a blanket - - One piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt - - Many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.
Henry M. Jackson
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
John Barrymore
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
J. Bartlett Brebne
The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible.
Van Wyck Brooks
The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
George Frost Kennan
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Robert Francis Kennedy
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear - Cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves, which leave us to wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them that we are missing.
Gamel Abdel Nasse
I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.
Emma Albani
No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.
William Safire
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 Fitzgerald Kennedy
To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
George Santayana
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
America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.
Ernest Hemingway
American foreign policy must be more than the management of crisis. It must have a great and guiding goal: to turn this time of American influence into generations of democratic peace.
George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999
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]
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
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
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
Louis D. Brandeis
When an American says that he loves his country, he... means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self - Respect.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
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
It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need.
John Dewey
The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish.
Virgil Thompson