America Quotes

Dwight d eisenhowe - whatever america hopes to bring to pass in the...
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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
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
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
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost, 1882

The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land.
Scott Russell Sanders
George will - football is a mistake. it combines the two worst...
All American cars are basically Chevrolets.
Herb Caen
No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
Henry Louis Mencken
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.
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
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Bill Clinton
The chief business of the American people is business.
Calvin Coolidge, Speech in Washington, Jan. 17, 1925
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
America, why are your libraries full of tears?
Allen Ginsberg
There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
Theodore Roosevelt
In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.
Groucho Marx
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw
They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do.
Lyndon B. Johnson
We can have no 50 - 50 allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
Teddy Roosevelt
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
A world in which others controlled the course of their own development... would be a world in which the American system would be seriously endangered.
Benjamin Cohen
The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves.
Irwin Edman
It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
Woody Allen
This American system of ours... call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
Al Capone
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII
The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self - Reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.
Henry Louis Mencken
An American is a man with two arms and four wheels.
A Chinese Child
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
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
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
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
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Richard Milhous Nixon
An American will tinker with anything he can put his hands on. But how rarely can he be persuaded to tinker with an abstract idea.
Leland Stowe
I express many absurd opinions, but I am not the first man to do it American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
Edgar Watson Howe
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.
Woodrow Wilson
There is a need for heroism in American life today.
Vicki Baum
We Americans know - Although others appear to forget - The risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson