Quotes about America

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one.

Oliver North

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

Grover Cleveland

The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?

Gerald R. Ford

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization.

Clarence Darrow

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

Herbert Hoover

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

Tony Blair

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.

John Quincy Adams

For the interesting and inspiring thing about America, gentlemen, is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Humanism, it seems, is almost impossible in America where material progress is part of the national romance whereas in Europe such progress is relished because it feels nice.

Paul West

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

American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.

Barry Goldwater

It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world— it's the American way of looking at things.

Henry Miller

He managed to hit all the keys on the great American political piano.

David Brinkley

Kwon Yin from China Jesus from Israel Buddha from India Rumi from Afghanistan Martin Luther King from America Leo Tolstoy from Russia and millions of anonymous women and men live nonviolence http://PostPoems.com/members/ar.

O Anna Niemus

The most wasteful "brain drain" in America today is the drain in the kitchen sink.

Elizabeth Gould Davis

American labor, which is the capital of our workingmen.

Steven Grover Cleveland

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

Steven Grover Cleveland

America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.

William S. Burroughs

America is a country where, thanks to Congress, there are 40 million laws to enforce 10 commandments.

Frank Anon.

American philanthropic custom owes much to leadership by business and professional people. -Robert L. Payton.

Robert L. Payton

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. -Native American.

Native American

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called "Huckleberry Finn."

Ernest Hemingway

You, the Spirit of the Settlement! ... Not understand that America is God's crucible, the great melting-pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here, you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, with your fifty languages and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries... - Melting Pot, The.

Israel Zangwill

Loyalty ... is a realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation.

Henry S. Commager

We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the American flag, and keep step to the music of the Union.

Rufus Choate

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