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Quotes on America (part 2)

Quotes and aphorisms on America and Americans

Quotes and aphorisms on America and Americans

I don’t see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.
Jacques Maritain

The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people.
Jacques Maritain

America – a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
Herbert Hoover

I’m not going to quit. Why should I quit? This country is worth fighting for.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do.
Jack Kerouac

In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.
Jeffery F. Chamberlain

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 Carter

All the perplexities, confusions, and distress in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.
John Adams

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams

I look forward to an america in which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its civilization as well. And I look forward to a world in which we will be safe not only for democracy and diversity but also for personal distinction.
John F. Kennedy

I believe America’s best days are ahead of us because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.
John Kerry

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
John Updike

There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
Judith Martin

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII

America is a country that doesn’t know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
Laurence J. Peter

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

America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatcher

Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.
Margaret Thatcher

What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Margot Asquith

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Sigmund Freud

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Thomas A. Edison

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
Woody Allen

It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.
Andy Warhol

What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
Andy Warhol

Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.
Andy Warhol

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
Bob Dylan

I have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
Charlie Chaplin

The glamour of it all! New York! America!
Charlie Chaplin

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
Frederick Douglass

I rememeber one time we were getting ready to go to South America and everything was packed up and in the car ready to go and I hid and I was crying because I really did not want to go, I wanted to play. I did not want to go.
Michael Jackson

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.
Will Rogers

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
Will Rogers

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Bill Clinton

America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
Bobcat Goldthwaite

There’s the country of America, which you have to defend, but there’s also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it’s an idea. An idea that’s supposed to be contagious.
Bono

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 trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth.
Charles Luckman

America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
Dinesh D’Souza

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa

America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World’s History shall reveal itself.
Georg W. Hegel

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw

The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of america is justice and securing the blessings of liberty.
George F. Will

America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana

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

America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.
George W. Bush

America will never run… And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
George W. Bush

By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.
George W. Bush

In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
Gertrude Stein

What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.
Henry Ford II

I believe with all my heart that America remains ‘the great idea’ that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

As you know, I’m an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

I was born in Europe… and I’ve traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America’s servicemen and women.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful.
Thomas Merton

America is my country and Paris is my hometown.
Gertrude Stein

In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
Gertrude Stein

I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.
Will Smith

Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They’re going to be the same way that I am. They’re going to be the same way our fans are. They’re going to be pissed.
Marilyn Manson

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
Pope John Paul II

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
James Madison

Only Americans can hurt America.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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. Eisenhower

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn’t know it then.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
Lord Byron

Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.
Richard Branson

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben

Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
Robert Kennedy

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
Mitt Romney

And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.
Mitt Romney

And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, ‘It could be worse.’ It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse? Of course not. What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.
Mitt Romney

The principles that made this nation a great and powerful leader of the world, have not lost their meaning. They never will. We know we can bring this country back. I’m Mitt Romney. I believe in America. And I’m running for president of the United States.
Mitt Romney

Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must – and will – lead the future.
Mitt Romney

This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America. This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.
Mitt Romney

We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.
Mitt Romney

Even though I love solar and love wind, like most people do, I like the renewable sources, they alone are not going to get America energy independent.
Mitt Romney

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington’s liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.
Mitt Romney

America is not better off than it was $1.8 trillion dollars ago.
Mitt Romney

If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.
Clarence Darrow

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.
Richard M. Nixon

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.
Richard M. Nixon

The business of America is business.
Calvin Coolidge

America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.
Woodrow Wilson

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
Woodrow Wilson

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
Woodrow Wilson

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

Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
Woodrow Wilson

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Calvin Coolidge

I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time America was run like a business.
Donald Trump

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