America Quotes

Carl sandburg - one of the greatest necessities in america is to...
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - Men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D Eisenhowe

Cokie roberts, tv interview in either 1992 or 1996 - washington dc is the only place in america where...
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Henry David Thoreau
Just what is it that America stands for If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self - Governing people.
Woodrow Wilson
I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.
John Fitzgerald 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
No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.
William Safire
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
We are capable of destroying America and breaking its nose.
Muammar Qaddafi
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
The American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
William Gladstone
America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana
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
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
A. E. Housman
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
John Barrymore
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
Jimmy Carte
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
Marya Mannes
Let me say with a Georgia accent that we cannot solve this problem if it requires a diplomatic passport to claim the rights of an American citizen.
David Dean Rusk
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Toynbee
At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans.
John Kerry, speech in New York, August 24, 2004
I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.
Charles Dickens
Contemporary American children, if they are old enough to grasp the concept of Santa Claus by Thanksgiving, are able to see through it by December 15th.
Roy Blount Jr.
Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.
Eric Nicol
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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
America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused? preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999
In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. No natural boundary seems to be set to the efforts of man and in his eyes what is not yet done is only what he has not attempted to do. - From Democracy in America.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced.
Elinor Glyn
What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Margot Asquith
I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
A. F. Shaw
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply... finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
George Washington
When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag.
Huey Long
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
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities - A sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life.
Jimmy Carte