America Quotes

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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
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
I greet you as the shapers of American society.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
Mary Ellen Kelly
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Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing they were dead and in heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in hell.
H. L. Mencken
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
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
Woody Allen
The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.
Jim Hightowe
One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun.
Elmer Davis
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
Garry Trudeau
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
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Sinclair Lewis
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
Herbert Clark Hoove
Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
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
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esa
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
Charles De Gaulle
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde
We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
Benjamin Harrison
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.
All American cars are basically Chevrolets.
Herb Caen
They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
The great and invigorating influences in American life have been the unorthodox: the people who challenge an existing institution or way of life, or say and do things that make people think.
William O. Douglas
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
I love America because America trusts me. When I go into a shop to buy a pair of shoes I am not asked to produce my Identity Card. I love it because my mail is not censored. My phone is not tapped. My conversation with friends is not reported to the secret police.
Janina Atkins
America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
James T. Farrell
The quality of American life must keep pace with the quantity of American goods. This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
John F. Kennedy
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
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
Peter Ustinov
The Army has carried the American... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.
Tom Lehre
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
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
In America, one gets as much justice as one can afford. 1966.
Charles Stanton
There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain
America, why are your libraries full of tears?
Allen Ginsberg