America Quotes

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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
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
As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to... the American people Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. On the Vietnam Wa.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans allBy uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
John Dickinson

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
Lyndon b. johnson - america is not merely a nation but a nation of...
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
William Golding
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Gore Vidal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington
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
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
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - And that yardstick is Is it good for America.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
Henry Louis Mencken
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
Anglo - Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
William Jennings Bryan
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
George Frost Kennan
The prostitute is the only honest woman left in America.
Ty - Grace Atkinson
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
George W. Bush
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.
Ronald Reagan, Nov. 5, 1994
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
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
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
Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control.
Allen Ginsberg
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Herbert Clark Hoove
Tonight - To you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support. On his Vietnam War policy.
Richard Milhous Nixon
I think on - Stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
Shelley Winters
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
I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.
Carl Sandburg
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Robert Francis Kennedy
The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box their home, then travel the same road every day to another box their office.
Faith Popcorn, The Popcorn Report, 1991
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
Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.
Samuel Johnson
In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is.
Gertrude Stein
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esa
Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are not gains without pains.
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
George Will
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)