Quotation Explorer - 'Americans'

Life is very important to Americans.
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. - J. Bartlett Brebner
The United States can't be so fixed on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans... - Bill Clinton
Americans are artisans in freedom. - Derrick G. Jeter
Religion serves all of us; men, women, gays, straights, blacks, whites, Americans and Indians. If it does not comply with our needs, wishes and happiness, then religion without a doubt is a plague that must be stopped. - M.F. Moonzajer
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic. - Dan Rather
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
Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles. - Paul Fussell
Most Americans watch Friends rather than having friends. - Robert Putnam
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
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
Donald Trump is nuts, his party is chock full of nuts too, and that is bad news for Americans with a nut allergy. - Steve Merrick
In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans. - Theodore Roosevelt
We have to ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share again. Their incomes went up in the 1980s and their taxes went down. We can't ask the middle class to pay more; their incomes went down and their taxes went up. - Bill Clinton
No wonder Americans hate politics when, year in and year out, they hear politicians make promises that won't come true because they don't even mean them - campaign fantasies that win elections but don't get nations moving again. - Bill Clinton
For the multiculturalist, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are prohibited, Italians and Irish get a little respect, blacks are good, native Americans are even better. The further away we go, the more they deserve respect. This is a kind of inverted, patronising respect that puts everyone at a distance. - Slavoj Žižek
It's hard to decide if TV makes morons out of everyone or if it mirrors Americans who really are morons to begin with. - Martin Mull
That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?" - Terry Pratchett
The US exports democracy, hence there being very little left for Americans - Dean Cavanagh
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. - John F. Kennedy
We Americans want peace, and it is now evident that we must be prepared to demand it. For other peoples have wanted peace, and the peace they received was the peace of death.
I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which americans submit to speeches. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Tonight is going to be a big night, like any other night, because certain 10 million Americans will not be able to sleep well tonight. - Pawan Mishra
Sadly, I hate foreigners. And Americans. And animals. And flora, and some fauna. Also the magma that is the very core of this our mother earth. I'm full o' hate! - Joss Whedon
You talk to leadership in China, and THEY are all the engineers. They get what is going on immediately. The Americans don't because they're all lawyers. - John Doerr
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. - Rita Mae Brown
A recent survey was said to prove that the people we Americans most admire are our politicians and doctors. I don't believe it. They are simply the people we are most afraid of. And with the most reason.
There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong. - G.K. Chesterton
It's hard for Americans to differentiate between talent and notoriety; TV confuses people. - Chuck Klosterman
[Americans] have realized many things for which the rest of the world is still struggling...[yet] the civilization and the morals of the Americans fall far below their own principles. - Harriet Martineau
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them. - Lily Tomlin
Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world; it is God's gift to humanity. - George W. Bush
Americans never quit. - General Douglas Macarthur
The Americans are the living refutation of the Cartesian axiom, "I think, therefore I am": Americans do not think, yet they are. - Julius Evola
Americans have a tendency to believe that when there's a problem there must be a solution. - Henry Kissinger
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room. - Ernest Dimnet
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
As Americans, we want peace -- we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein. - George W. Bush
Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status. - Northrop Frye
If the U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, they cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. On 9/11/2001, Americans noticed that payback can be a real motherfucker. - Ward Churchill
Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging. - Samuel Johnson
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves, which leave us to wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them that we are missing.
Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it - Herman Cain
Americans have different ways of saying things. They say `elevator', we say `lift'...they say `President', we say `stupid psychopathic git'....
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them. - Henry James
i lost a whole continent.a whole continent from my memory.unlike all other hyphenated americans my hyphen is made of blood.when africa says hellomy mouth is a heartbreakbecause i have nothing in my tongueto answer her.i don’t know how to say hello to my mother. - african-american ii nayyirah waheed
As a rule, Americans are big on that word choice and some souls can be captured simply by dangling before the creature a continual, lifelong supply of things from which to choose. - Geoffrey Wood
Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs - Nancy Pelosi
Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans.
When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans. - Jean Chretien
How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape. - Christopher Hitchens
The vast majority of Americans, at all coordinates of the economic spectrum, consider themselves middle class; this is a deeply ingrained, distinctly American cognitive dissonance. - Ellen Cushing
Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing they were dead and in heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in hell. - H. L. Mencken
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
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. - Ronald Reagan
Strange how this war was making them all Americans. - Newt Gingrich and William R Forstchen
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. - John F. Kennedy
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- - Thomas Jefferson
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies. - Edgar Watson Howe
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. - Albert Einstein
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The actual God of many Americans... is simply the current of American life.
The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others. - Julian Bond
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. - Will Rogers
Time is just something that we assign. You know, past, present, it's just all arbitrary. Most Native Americans, they don't think of time as linear; in time, out of time, I never have enough time, circular time, the Stevens wheel. All moments are happening all the time. - Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess
Americans in any century can be too inclined to accept consultant-crafted images of flesh-and-blood people. - Larry J. Sabato
Americans live not by facts, but by a lengthy list of myths. - Dave Champion
Every Canadian has a complicated relationship with the United States, whereas Americans think of Canada as the place where the weather comes from. - Margaret Atwood
So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel! - Eddie Izzard
Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth. - Jean Baudrillard
The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys. - Sir William Preece
I'm not going to raise taxes on middle-class Americans to pay for the programs I've recommended. - Bill Clinton
I ask of film what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs.
Americans, indeed all free men, remember that inn the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ours was the first nation to be founded on the idea that all are created equal and all deserve equal treatment under the law. Despite our missteps and shortcomings, these ideals still inspire hope among the oppressed and give us pride in being Americans. - Jimmy Carter
For most Americans, our most precious possession is citizenship in this amazing country. - Ann Coulter
Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.
I hate it that Americans are taught to fear some books and some ideas as though they were diseases. - Kurt Vonnegut
The burned corpses of the doppelgängers of Hitler and Braun, numerous false leads, meticulously orchestrated evidence, misdirection, and other diversions now being set in place will confuse the Americans and Russians, Zeller knew, and, in the end, put them at each other’s throats. - Paul Majkut
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. - Kurt Vonnegut
Whether they will or not, Americans must now begin to look outward. The growing production of the country demands it. - Alfred Thayer Mahan
We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it. - Dave Barry
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses. - George F. Will
In general, Americans would walk a mile uphill in the rain to avoid pain, unless the walk could be shorter and level and the day sunny, which they’d prefer. - Geoffrey Wood
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
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.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
Today, more than 23 million veterans walk among us. Nearly 3 million receive disability compensation, and many more owe their lives to an anonymous corpsman or medic. Millions of Americans and their families are profoundly grateful. - Scott McGaugh, Battlefield Angels: Saving Lives from Valley Forge to Afghanistan
So, Americans, then. Self-appointed vigilante defenders of the world, kind of like Superman, if Superman was retarded and only fought crime when he felt like it. - Yahtzee Croshaw
Americans were folks who loved to profess peace-loving values, but who fought about everything. - Rinker Buck
There is a story I always tell my students...when I came for the 1st time to the US. I didn’t speak English (Only Spanish) & I saw on every door the word exit which in Spanish means Success = Exito. And then I said :No wonder Americans are winners ,every door they open leads to success - Pablo
The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them we are missing.
Taking "Christ" out of "Christmas" just reads "Mas" which is Spanish for "More." Seems Americans just want "mas," "mas," "mas." But when is more ever enough without Christ in it? More Christ? - Kilburn Hall
Chris M. Salamone is a highly recognized Legal professional currently living in Boca Raton. He has over 20 years of experience in his career, he has helped thousands of young Americans to grow personally and professionally. - csalamone
Whenever she walked along the streets of Manhattan, she looked at all the different faces coming toward her and, despite their different features and colors, she regarded them all as Americans. - Francesca Marciano
You're three or four different men but each of them out in the open. Like all Americans. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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 Carter
The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it. - Florence King
To middle-class Americans who have paid a great deal for the last 12 years and from whom I ask a contribution tonight, I will say again... you're not going at it alone anymore - you're certainly not going first, and you're not going to pay more for less as you have too often in the past.
Americans will not and should not respond to a political creed that cherishes the past solely because it offers an excuse for shutting out the hard facts and difficult tasks of the present. - Nelson Rockefeller
God created war so that Americans would learn geography. - Mark Twain
Drugs have taught an entire generation of Americans the metric system. - P. J. O'Rourke
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. - George Bernard Shaw
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans. - John F. Kennedy
Why do more than 40 percent of Americans think that the Universe began after the domestication of the dog? - Lalla Ward
Because," I said, "the japanese were as responsible as the Germans for turning Americans into a bunch of bankrupt militaristic fuckups - after we'd done such a good job of being sincere war-haters after the First World War. - Kurt Vonnegut
War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. - Ambrose Bierce
I believe our clever young man has intuited that while only the pursuit of happiness is promised to all Americans, unhappiness is guaranteed for many. - Viet Thanh Nguyen
A great deal of what many Americans hold dear is nowhere written on those four pages of parchment, or in any of the amendments. What has made the Constitution durable is the same as what makes it demanding: the fact that so much was left out. - Jill Lepore
We will lower the tax burden on middle-class Americans by asking the very wealthy to pay their fair share. Middle-class taxpayers will have a choice between a children's tax credit or a significant reduction in the income tax rate.
Americans have a tendency to take much of our long-term economic, technological, medical, and social progress for granted, while assuming problems will only get worse. This is unwarranted. - Rachel DiCarlo Currie
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