Quotation Explorer - 'America'

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
America is too great for small dreams. - Ronald Reagan
America is so rich and fat, because it has eaten the tragedy of millions of immigrants. - Michael Gold
Take the things from America that speak to you, that excite you, that inspire you, and be the Americans we all want to know; then cook it up and sell it back to them for $28.99. Cue Funk Flex to drop bombs on this. All my peoples from the boat, let 'em know: WEOUTCHEA. - Eddie Huang
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose. - Andy Rooney
Powerlessness can be a self-fulfilling prophesy. There is much that is wrong with America. But it will only be made right only if we force change to occur. - Robert B. Reich
Pregnancy and childbirth are not only physical and medical experiences, after all. They are also social experiences that, in modern America, just as when abortion was criminalized in the 1870s, serve to restrict women's ability to participate in society on equal footing with men. - Katha Pollitt
Asia is an entertainment, Europe is a dream, America is an imprisonment and Rest is a nightmare. - Santosh Kalwar
I wonder if she’s infatuated enough to let me lock her in a box with me on a cool fall day and make love like America depends on us. - Darnell Lamont Walker
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair. - Arnold Toynbee
I love America. You always hurt the one you love.
America does not need a permission slip to defend ourselves. - George W. Bush
You know what these God Bless America people oughta do? They oughta check with that Jesus fellow they’re so crazy about. They’re always talking about What would Jesus do? They don’t wanna know so they can do it they just wanna know so they can tell other people to do it! - George Carlin
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget. - George W. Bush
At home you could depend on your parents, but in America you are on your own and should make as many friends as you can . . . You don't know who may hold out a helpful hand in your hour of need. - Ha Jin
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, "the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out," and then to worry when America wants to sort them out. - Tony Blair
This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do. - Jack Kerouac
About Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America.
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success. - Sigmund Freud
Now, where are [Mexican illegal immigrants] fleeing from? Mostly from Central America, where they’re fleeing from the results of our policies. - Noam Chomsky
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. - Oscar Wilde
America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences. - George Santayana
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
In Russia I went to a great yeshiva, and in America I work in a carnival. - Chaim Potok
America... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. - John Quincy Adams
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege. In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America. - Tim Wise
America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded. - Fulton J. Sheen
In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses. - Calvin Trillin
America is the most fertile ground of opportunity. - Debasish Mridha
In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem. - George Carlin
The average IQ in America is—and this can be proven mathematically—average. - P.J. O'Rourke
They are bright and exciting. Like America. Like its women. - Alan Moore
This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the right of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America - Paul Robeson
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
Devoid of any real liberty or justice, America and her children had fallen prey to what amounted to little more than a thinly veiled dictatorship. She now represented not the proud citadel of freedom, but the failed experiment of democracy. - Eric J. Martindale
If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. - Louis Farrakhan
ROSTRUM, n. In Latin, the beak of a bird or the prow of a ship. In America, a place from which a candidate for office energetically expounds the wisdom, virtue and power of the rabble. - Ambrose Bierce
By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand. - George W. Bush
The longer she spent in America, the better she had become at distinguishing, sometimes from looks and gait, but mostly from bearing and demeanor, that fine-grained mark that culture stamps on people. (Chapter 17) - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. - King Edward VIII
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. - John Quincy Adams
You see, evil men, the likes of whom have sought to enslave their fellow man since the dawn of creation, took America not by might or strength of arms, but by deception and guile. - Eric J. Martindale
I am still hoping to see an America that would gradually move beyond race, only in times when old ideas would no longer lives and the new will grow with the young generation. - Henry Johnson Jr
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
it's difficult to root for America when the villains of the story live in a ditch and are armed with jagged rocks. At some point in recent years they looked up from their international heroism to realize they'd alienated the entire world. - Yahtzee Croshaw
If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist [...] I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist. - Zakir Naik
A Spaniard and a Pole worked in the barbershop where we got our hair cut. An Italian shined our shoes. A Croat washed our car. This was America. - Ilya Ilf
In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact. - Marlene Dietrich
The United States of America has more monolingual experts on bilingual education than any other country in the world.
America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness-built upon freedom-is moral, not material. we have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. - Woodrow Wilson
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. - Bill Clinton
I've always looked at America like a foster mother doing it only for the check. At any minute, I just knew she'd be ready to give up on me. - Darnell Lamont Walker
America I've given you all and now I'm nothing. - Allen Ginsberg
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
Weird Al Yankovic is the closest thing America has to Punk Rock. - Kurt Cobain
We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before. - Herbert Hoover
England and America are two countries separated by the same language. - George Bernard Shaw
This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies. - Calvin Coolidge
MAJESTY, n. The state and title of a king. Regarded with a just contempt by the Most Eminent Grand Masters, Grand Chancellors, Great Incohonees and Imperial Potentates of the ancient and honorable orders of republican America. - Ambrose Bierce
America guarantees equal opportunity, not equal outcome.
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks. - John Barrymore
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
In America, disagreement with the policies of the government does not necessitate a lack of patriotism! - Senator Mitchell
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our Democracy; Tonight is your answer. - Barack Obama
Racism in impenetrable. Staying in America means always fighting. For our own sanity and safety, we must go. - Darnell Lamont Walker
We're in America; why do I have to "Press 1" for English? - Allan Hall
When all you know is pain you don’t know that that is not normal. It is not a woman’s lot to suffer, even if we’ve been raised that way."(Address, 2011 Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball) - Susan Sarandon
America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up. - Oscar Wilde
We got so much food in America we're allergic to food. Allergic to food! Hungry people ain't allergic to shit. You think anyone in Rwanda's got a fucking lactose intolerance?! - Chris Rock
And if an increasingly pluralistic America ever decides to commission a new motto, I’m open for business, because I’ve got a better one than E pluribus unum. Tu dormis, tu perdis . . . You snooze, you lose. - Paul Beatty
I believe that we are lost here in America, but I believe we shall be found. And this belief, which mounts now to the catharsis of knowledge and conviction, is for me--and I think for all of us--not only our own hope, but America's everlasting, living dream. - Thomas Wolfe
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
America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 fears the unshaven legs, the unshaven men's cheeks, the aroma of perspiration, and the limp prick. Above all it fears the limp prick. - Walter Abish
Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarcy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other. - Thomas Paine
We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers. - George W. Bush
America is a land where men govern, but women rule. - John Mason Brown
Indeed, if their wristbands asked them the question: What-Would-Jesus-Buy—well now, that could very well revolutionize the Christian church in America. - Geoffrey Wood
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel. - Mark Twain
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations. - Lyndon B. Johnson
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. - Bertrand Russell
All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation. - John Adams
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game and do it by watching first some high-school or small-town teams - Jacques Barzun
If America runs on Dunkin', do I detect a slight limp? - Josh Stern
I'm all groan up in America. - Brian Spellman
America is a mistake, a giant mistake. - Sigmund Freud
Whites saying "make America white again" is like millionaires saying "make the wealthy rich again. - DaShanne Stokes
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language. - George Bernard Shaw
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 nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
America needs to relearn a lost discipline, self-confident relentlessness... - Lance Morrow
The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americanas to presume racial innocence. Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege.In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America. - Tim Wise
In America, anybody can be president.That's one of the risks you take. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
I think there is a puritanical wind that is blowing. I have never seen such a lack of separation between church and state in America, I don’t believe in God, but if I did I would say that sex is a Godgiven right. Otherwise it’s the end of our species. - Kevin Bacon
The best thing about America is that it gives you space. I like that. I like that you buy into the dream, it's a lie but you buy into it and that's all that matters. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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. - President George Washington
Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion. - Giannina Braschi
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
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
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose. - Herbert Hoover
I remember reading article about the woman in that Oakland neighborhood who lost all her children to violence. I wondered why'd she keep living there after the first one was killed. Didn't she care about the others?Today, I zoomed out and wondered why I'm still in America. - Darnell Lamont Walker
In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. - Barack Obama
I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty - John F. Kennedy
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution. - Jay Leno
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America. - Barack Obama
I don't know what's worse by number in America, the vacant houses standing, or the homeless people falling into them. - Anthony Liccione
Finally, this being America, there is the constant possibility of murder. - Bill Byrson
On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime. - Unknown
Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it?Toby: God bless America. - Aaron Sorkin
Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions - Frantz Fanon
Nature has wrought with a bolder hand in America. - Nathaniel Parker Willis
We are in the energy dictatorship that calls itself the United States of America. - Steven Magee
America is a country in which I see the most persistant idealism and the blandest of cynicism and the race is on between its vitality and its decadence. - Alistair Cooke
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country. - George W. Bush
What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture? - Amandla Stenberg
I’m seeing so much of America today, Luya kept telling Lowell in nervously accented English. It became a personal catchphrase for him whenever things were not to his liking, he’d say that I’m seeing so much of America today. - Karen Joy Fowler
Snuffy and the Bull is one of several short stories from a time in our history which has been woven into the quilt of America and found within the eclectic tapestry of our culture. - Regine' Ivory-Barlow
Recently, my personal advisors have beeen telling me to go to America. Actually, people have been walking up to me in the street and telling me to sod off, but that's the same thing, isn't it?
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders. - George W. Bush
In the past, America had slaves. Now it has the work ethic. - Marty Rubin
I do love America. And LA is a very short commute to America its like half an hour on the plane. - Craig Ferguson
Every day in America is a day with a shooting. - Bill Maher
Chris book focuses on the author’s strong belief- America is only one generation away from new heights of greatness. - Chris Salamone
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, why are your libraries full of tears?
We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We see it [the as-yet unseen, probable new planet, Neptune] as Columbus saw America from the coast of Spain. Its movements have been felt, trembling along the far-reaching line of our analysis with a certainty hardly inferior to that of ocular demonstration. - William Herschel
I am a man, and I will be treated as such. I answer to only one king and His kingdom will come, His will be done. We have chosen sides and we choose God. America as a nation must do the same, as well. - Glenn Beck
Maybe it’s just in America, but it seems that if you’re passionate about something, it freaks people out. You’re considered bizarre or eccentric. To me, it just means you know who you are. - Tim Burton
Treaty with Tripoli, Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; - U.S. Congress
America does not have a health-car system. We have a sick-care system... It's a stretch to use the word "system" to describe, as this word denotes organization. - Peter Bach Pulmonologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
America seemed like a place for honest people. The United States of America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. The most righteous, politically correct and awesomest country in the world. It even says "in god we trust" on the dollar bills. God bless America. - Carlito Sofer, Nik Krasno
The mainstream media in America has become an insidious device of ignorance. They not only shape the story, but now participate. For what? - Jonathan Heatt
England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw
The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth. - Charles Luckman
I epitomize America.
I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential. - Shirley Chisholm
All great change in America begins at the dinner table. - Ronald Reagan
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever. - Oscar Wilde
By 1833 the largest publisher in America, Harper and Company, boasted one horse-powered printing press and seven hand presses while the American Bible Society owned 16 new state-of-the-art, steam-driven presses and 20 hand presses. - Phil Cooke
America. Where property damage is a greater offense than genocide. - Darnell Lamont Walker
America is now wholly given over to a damned mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. - Peter Ustinov
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology. - Clive James
There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
The Business of Our Firm is Business"-Donald W. Hudspeth from:"The Business of America is Business"- - Calvin Coolidge
Take what you see on TV, mix in a guy who's turned 30 and still doesn't have a job, throw in some Uncle Remus stories and add a few flies in amber and you have America. - Michael Stipe
In America, I appear more simple that I am, because I was completely out of my element. It was my misfortune, not my fault, that I was born in a country which was not congenial to my desires. -1815, in a letter to her father William Patterson - Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
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
Remember that when you say ‘I will have none of this exile and this stranger for his face is not like my face and his speech is strange,’ you have denied America with that word. - Stephen Vincent Benét
You can't really move forward until you look back.[From Remaking America panel discussion at George Washington University] - Cornel West
It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year's Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids on their windows by January second to rub it in. (Thwonk) - Joan Bauer
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
Now, don't get me wrong, I think border security is important. And I have no doubt that the Republican plan for turning our southern border into The Hunger Games will put a stop to the #1 threat facing America today illegal cleaning ladies. - Bill Maher
In the last analysis, my fellow country men, as we in America would be the first to claim, a people are responsible for the acts of their government. - Woodrow Wilson
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. - Thomas Jefferson
My question is whether America can overcome the fatal arrogance of power. - J. William Fulbright (Senator)
America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our otherachievements amount to nothing. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Uninformed, America may succumb to bad ideas and leaders. In succumbing, we fail to fulfill our destiny. Well informed, America rises as far as the good ideas and leaders it proactively chooses. In so rising, we fulfill our destiny and offer to the world vacuum its last best hope. () - Scott L. Vanatter
It is not in our forming battlements or bristling seacoasts, or our Army and Navy that makes America great - but rather our reliance in the law of liberty and the religious law God has planted in us. - Abraham Lincoln
The literature of America should reflect the children of America. - Lucille Clifton
CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it. - Jay Leno
In America, sex is an obsession; in other parts of the world it's a fact. - Marlene Dietrich
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher
And Sharkey says: Deep in the heart of darkest America. Home of the brave. He says: Listen to my heart beat. - Laurie Anderson
I look foreword to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. - John F. Kennedy
You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in: That world is gone. - Peggy Noonan
There is one person in charge of every office in America and that person is Charles Darwin. - Charlie Grandy
ab Americo Inventore ...quasi Americi terram sive AmericamFrom Amerigo the discoverer ...as if it were the land of Americus, thus America. - Martin Waldseemüller
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country. - Sinclair Lewis
Our heroes are those... who... act above and beyond the call of duty and in so doing give definition to patriotism and elevate all of us.... America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. - David Mahoney
There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The prostitute is the only honest woman left in America.
I can name the newscaster on The Simpsons, but I can't name my own congressman. And that's what makes America great.
No more apologies! So we're poor! All right, we're poor! This is America! And America is one place in this sorry world where people Shouldn't have to apologize for being poor. The question in America should be, 'Is this guy a good citizen? Is he honest? Does he pull his own weight? - Kurt Vonnegut
America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself. - Oscar Wilde
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man from back home is talking, you better listen closely. (Dark City Lights) - Brian Koppelman
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
I wonder how many such men in America would know that Communism, the New Deal, Fascism, Nazism, are merely so-many trade-names for collectivist Statism, like the trade-names for tooth-pastes which are all exactly alike except for the flavouring. - Albert Jay Nock
g*d wept, but that mattered little to an unbelieving age ... for there began to rise in America in 1876 a new capitalism & a new enslavement of labor" --w.e.b. dubois - Debois
We have a retirement crisis in America today nor from a lack of money, but from a lack of vision - Dave Ramsey
I smiled at him. America, I said quietly, just like that. What is it? The sweepings of every country including our own. Isn't that true? That's a fact. - James Joyce
When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag.
When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. - George Carlin
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
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
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
Naturally, people especially in America live in the moment and, given the crisis orientation of cable news, think that [the 2000s are] the worst period the country has ever gone through. Not really. - Ivan Eland
The Democrats would like you to believe that the USA is the 'Greatest nation on Earth'. Is this true? The Republicans answer this question by stating there is a need to 'Make America Great Again - Steven Magee
We as a black culture have been through so much from slavery, lynching, dogs sicced on us,water hosed down, shot and killed in America. But we shall still overcome everything! - Alcurtis Turner
America, the plum blossoms are falling. - Allen Ginsberg
It was an earthquake, tearing at the sons of America, trying to swallow them up. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful sons, that women had reared, had kissed and screamed at, and that fathers had stared intently in their cots, to see themselves in the wondrous mirrors of their babies. - Sebastian Barry
I am society's child, this is how they made me, and now I'm saying what's on my mind and they dont want that. This is what you made me America. - Tupac Shakur
Liberia gave life, America gives me a DREAM. - Henry Johnson Jr
Everything is possible in America, except the production of intelligence. - Mie Hansson
Whether you attribute it to some mysterious triple package or to your own Horatio Alger story, to succeed in America is, somehow, to be complicit with the idea of America—which means that at some level you’ve made peace with its rather ugly past. - Vijay Iyer
I don't think the real America is in New York or on the Pacific Coast; personally, I like the Middle West much better, places like North and South Dakota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. There, I think, are the true Americans - Charlie Chaplin
Obviously no country can claim a special place in God's heart, yet we are better as a people because He has a special place in ours...I want to thank you for helping America, as Christ ordained, to be a light unto the world...
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 a young country with an old mentality. - George Santayana
But Moby-Dick is the explanation of America. It’s not just a novel. It is a book of prophecy. It is the book. It is the book of America. - Robert Stone
Nobody in Colonial America, to be sure, believed that society owed every child the ultimate in education, but intelligence, industry, and thrift combined with ambition got many a poor man's son into the colonial colleges. - Louis B. Wright
Without moral values, which should begin in Congress, America will lose her roots, her basis, her thesis. - Janine Turner
What a lonely and silly thing it is to be an Armenian writer in America. - William Saroyan
Without any inhibitions of any kind I make it quite clear that Australia looks to America, free of any pangs as to our traditional links or kinship with the United Kingdom.
The true axis of evil in America is the brilliance of our marketing combined with the stupidity of our people. - Bill Maher
You can't talk about fucking in America, people say you're dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that's cool. - Richard Pryor
Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still call yourself 'pro-life. - John Fugelsang
It’s been a tough couple of years for condescending nerds. And if bookstores fall, Jon, America will be inundated with a wandering, snarky underclass of unemployable purveyors of useless and arcane esoterica. - John Hodgman
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
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
A special Providence protects fools, drunkards, small children and the United States of America. - Otto von Bismarck
The only thing America respects is power and power concedes nothing. After the LA Riots, they tried to calm us down and nothing changed since. - Tupac Shakur
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
I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. - Morgan Spurlock
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. - Mark Twain
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. - Arnold Toynbee
I love America and I hate it. I'm torn between the two. I have two conflicting visions of America. One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy. - Bono
in America we have people from all kinds of backgrounds, all in a cluster, together, and consequently law has become very important in this country. Lawyers and law are what hold us together. There is no ethos. - Joseph Campbell
How can you tell somebody who is pursuing happiness that they're somehow not American when that was the very first promise that America made? - Dan Savage
I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. - Dan Quayle
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
The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history. - Joseph Conrad
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
And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. - John F. Kennedy
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. - John Updike
Many in America, as one social historian wrote, 'believed implicitly that New York's social leaders went to bed in full evening dress, brushed their teeth in vintage champagne, married their daughters without exception to shady French counts, and arrayed their poodle dogs in diamond tiaras.'... - Greg King
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. - Woody Allen
I have never felt so alive—so free—so proud. I love my country. I love my America. - Debasish Mridha
Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, 'that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. - John Adams
America is a post-Christian nation only in the sense that we have built a tenement on the foundation of a palace. - Ron Brackin
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
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. - Evan Esar
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
This (San Francisco) is the most beautiful city in America, Probably because it looks nothing like America - Ilya Ilf
America is a land where a citizen will cross the ocean to fight for democracy - and wont cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughn
Washington DC is the only place in America where people put bumper stickers on their cars the day *after* the election.
When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag.
America Is a Time to think about where you think and where you believe in what you got to live for in life - Damien Blanchard
Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American. - Malcolm X
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. - Edward R. Murrow
Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughan
America doesn't know today how proud she ought to be of her . Walt Whitman - Ingersoll
America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization. - John O'Hara
George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life. - Elisabeth Elliot
To have not shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak. - Jon Stewart
The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell upon their knees. Then they fell upon the aborigines.
In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great? - Kanye West
Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. - Betty Friedan
While watching the current state of America, I have concluded we should welcome the truth no matter how it arrives and justice no matter who or what it affects. When we don't, we become a vessel of mendacity and hypocrisy. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better. - Thurgood Marshall
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization. - Georges Clemenceau
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. - Jackie Mason
In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the risks you take. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
When I consider the teachings, doctrines and what happens generally in the body of Christ both here in Europe, America and in Africa, I sometimes feel that I am living in my own reality. Either the whole world is getting it wrong or I am just running crazy - Sunday Adelaja
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde
For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. - George W. Bush
The happiness of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind; she is destined to become the safe and venerable asylum of virtue, of honesty, of tolerance, and quality and of peaceful liberty. - Marquis De Lafayette
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. - Oscar Wilde
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
I’m not holding myself out as a model, but I do believe that we in America can ask more of children than we typically do, and they will not only respond to the challenge, but thrive. - Amy Chua
No one is better at not beating America than England. - Jon Stewart
What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. - Margot Asquith
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record. - Tom Masson
There are no racists in America, or at least none that the people who need to be white know personally. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
In America everything goes and nothing matters, while in Europe nothing goes and everything matters. - Philip Roth
Bunkum and tummyrot! You'll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he'd said 'What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?' He wouldn't even have started. - Roald Dahl
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. - Oscar Wilde
[Freud] "sat in his quiet cozy study in Vienna, glad to be back. He said to Ernest Jones, America is a mistake, a gigantic mistake. Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. - Margot Asquith
America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds. - Ernest Hemingway
Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher
If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch. - George W. Bush
America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this. - Barack Obama
I come from a long line of body snatchers, probably the top-notch body snatchers in America. No make that the world. Some people might think it's gross digging up bones or corpses, but who asked them? It's no big deal, but then I've been doing it since I got out of diapers. - Minda Webber
In 1969 America put the man on the moon.In 2016 America put the man in the women's bathroom. - Celso Cukierkorn
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man back home is talking, you better listen closely. - Brian Koppelman
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