Quotation Explorer - 'States'

The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.
Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance...In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats. - Ron Paul
Why the histories of states should have so persistently insinuated themselves in the place that might have been occupied by peoples merits reflection. - James C. Scott
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. - Doug Larson
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people. - Claiborne Pell
Yes, God and the politicians willing, the United States can declare peace upon the world, and win it. - Ely Culbertson
It always amazes me how people in Europe and the United States can be so indifferent to the speeches of their chancellor or president, for these worlds from the top can be a wind sock for what might happen next. - Paul Rusesabagina
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. - J. Bartlett Brebner
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. - George Washington
There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government of the United States. - Howard Zinn
Most paths of self-correction purposely increase the effort and struggle to achieve these states or vibrations. They insist that you must ‘earn it’ or ‘handle it’ or ‘surrender to it’ or ‘get it’ when the truth is you already have immediate access to all of it. - Frank Natale
The USA government states that the New Mexico Trinity nuclear bomb site is still highly radioactive and 'harmless'. It is interesting to note in the era of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) that it is USA government policy that radio frequency (RF) and electricity are also 'harmless'. - Steven Magee
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America. - Barack Obama
Poor Mexico - so far from God and so close to the United States.
We are in the energy dictatorship that calls itself the United States of America. - Steven Magee
Nearly every historic fruit and vegetable variety once found in the United States has disappeared. - Preeti Simran Sethi
In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything. - Jeffery F. Chamberlain
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little - John Kenneth Galbraith
‎"I was born in the US and l have lived in Mexico since 1946. I believe that all these states of being have influenced my work and made it what you see today. I am inspired by Black people and Mexican people, my two peoples. My art speaks for both my peoples" ~ Elizabeth Catlett - Melanie Anne Herzog
Infinite is a meaningless word: except it states / The mind is capable of performing / an endless process of addition. - Louis Zukofsky
If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. - Henry A. Wallace
The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
There is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime. That is not an exaggeration. - John Baker
The liferswho, even seven states away, are the porcheswhere we land. - Ellen Dore Watson
...But today it is the United States that lives in infamy, as its government adopts the foreign policies of Imperial Japan.
The United States is at present so demoralized and so corrupted that, like England and France, it need not be taken into consideration as a military adversary. The United States will also be forced by Germany to complete and final capitulation.
No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival in this country...we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us. - Luis Valdez
How do you like that guy? Can't run six balls and he's President of the United States.
The United States does not have a choice as to whether or not is will or will not play a great part in the world. Fate has made that choice for us. The only question is whether we will play the part well or badly. - Theodore Roosevelt
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. - Isaac Asimov
The United States has never been in a united state, it has never been a united state. It never will. Lines on screens and paper do not change that. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. - H. L. Mencken
What the United States call democracy is actually a vertical model of remote governance by oligarchs—economic barons and their political representatives. The result is that citizens in the United States have little control over what the U.S. government does. - S. Brian Willson
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
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 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 Talmud states, "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. - Bridges McCall
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes. - Calvin Coolidge
If the militarily most powerful and least threatened states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster. - Joseph Rotblat
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle of existence. - Otto von Bismarck
For all its flaws, I would feel safer to have my children grow up in a world dominated by the United States than by any other country.
Too many of our preferences reflect nasty behaviours and states of mind that were genetically adaptive in the ancestral environment. Instead, wouldn't it be better if we rewrote our own corrupt code? - David Pearce
We inter-change ideas. You can stay in the United States and inspire people in Indonesia. You can stay in Ghana and inspire people in Turkey. You can stay in Nigeria and inspire people in cote'd voire. You can stay in Senegal and inspire people in China and vice versa. - Michael Bassey Johnson
There is hardly a political question in the United States which doesn't sooner or later turn into a judicial one. - Alexis De Tocqueville
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. - Thomas Szasz
Emotional awareness is the tether between our Awakened and Dream States. It is the bridge that connects our island in the physical realm to the unexplored Universes that are waiting for us. - Gary Hopkins
Our United States "State religion" has become Secular Humanism which has no "separation from the State. - James C. Campbell
States should have the right to enact... laws...particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live. - George W. Bush
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
Still, compared to him, compared to the people we descend from, I am free of history. I'm so free of history I have to get in a car and drive seven states to find it. - Sarah Vowell
Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln
Nothing can be more notorious than the calumnies and invectives with which the wisest measures and most virtuous characters of The United States have been pursued and traduced [By American Newspapers] - Thurgood Marshall
It is for the good of states that men should be deluded by religion. - Publius Papinius Statius
You can't be a good writer in the States anymore because to be a good one you have to have a country where you can be poor and still eat, and still make your living standard secondary to your writing. Thoreau himself couldn't do that in the States today. - Nelson Algren
The USA states that it can put a man on the moon. I have a hard time believing this, as it is quite clear that they cannot build a simple electrical system that does not make people sick in large numbers! - Steven Magee
Total violent crime in the United States 2013: (Number:1,163,146), (Rate per 100,000: 367.9). - Federal Bureau of Investigation
If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. - Steve Allen
The Supreme Court of the United States is no longer a court of law. It is a forum of legal fad and fashion. - A.E. Samaan
Higher states of consciousness correlate strongly with attributes like compassion, forgiveness, generosity and kindness. The more one is self-aware and other-aware, and the greater one's connection with the spiritual, the more likely one will be a force for good in our world. - Philip Chard
We now in the United States have more security guards for the rich than we have police services for the poor districts. If you're looking for personal security, far better to move to the suburbs than to pay taxes in New York. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Yes, 1960’s North American sitcoms have led me to study the United States 1920’s and 1930’s crime bosses— QET Jenkins - Kim Welsman
We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government." [Osborn v. United States, 385 U.S. 323, 341 (1966) (dissenting)] - William O. Douglas
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
The United States can't be so fixed on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans... - Bill Clinton
Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.
If I had my way, any man guilty of golf would be ineligible for any office of trust in the United States. - H. L. Mencken
Los Angeles, it should be understood, is not a mere city. On the contrary, it is, and has been since 1888, a commodity; something to be advertised and sold to the people of the United States like automobiles, cigarettes and mouth wash.
The Bible states in Psalms 139:14 that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and that you are a wonderful work of art. That makes you uniquely special. It only makes sense for you to just be the special you that you were created to be period. - DeWayne Owens
There are three states of matter but what state one is in that matters. - Amit Abraham
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - Douglas Adams
By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand. - George W. Bush
May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the potentates; may peace rule in the house of friends and may peace also rule in the house of enemies. - Virchand Gandhi
If a soul is not honoring his or her journey by dimming his or her own light, a Guardian of Light steps forward on behalf of that soul and states, I am going to honor you, for I know you hold immense value in the eyes of the Universe and I can still see your light. - Molly Friedenfeld
Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet. - Dave Barry
The "highest" states of mind held up before mankind by christianity as of supreme value, are actually forms of convulsive epilepsy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power, are always an index of how much is not understood about the physical terrain of a disease. - Susan Sontag
Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore had the same title. They were both presidents of the United States, but their tenure in office and their legacy could not be more different. - Barack Obama
No matter your political affiliation, it’s an honor and a privilege to meet the sitting president of the United States. You are in the presence of someone who commands respect for taking the hardest job in the world.Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss - RoseMarie Trenzio
At the moment of enlightenment, everything is dropped—body, mind, all states, all things—everything. At that moment, there is no separate entity that can become enlightened, because there is no I that can experience it. - Enza Vita
Scripture states that it is the people of darkness who are supposed to be afraid of us, the carriers of light. - Sunday Adelaja
About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether we (Soviet Union) exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you. - Nikita Khrushchev
The fundamental Law of The Universe states that all human beings are fundamentally the same and therefore have an equal right to live in equality. - Anthony Pan
The United States has never done away with slavery; we just stopped calling it such. These days, we call it free-market capitalism. - Michel Templet
I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money.
You're thinking of Europe as Germany and France, I don't. I think that's old Europe. You look at vast numbers of other countries in Europe. They're not with France and Germany on this. They're with the United States.
How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown! - William Shakespeare
Nature is cruel and pitiless, so are successful states and people - Habyarimana Bangambiki
For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region, here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither. - Condoleezza Rice
Forgetting takes space./Forgotten matters displace/as much anything else as/anything else. We must/skirt unlabeled crates/as thought it made sense/and take them when we go/to other states. - Kay Ryan
Absolute money (gold) makes limited-states and localized-wars (Pre-1913); Substitute money (fiat) makes Absolute States & Wars (Post-1913) - Orrin Woodward
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. - Arthur C. Clarke
I really do think that if for one week in the United States we saw the true face of war, we saw people's limbs sheared off, we saw kids blown apart, for one week, war would be eradicated. Instead, what we see in the U.S. media is the video war game. - Amy Goodman
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. - Ronald Reagan
...[T]he United States is the land of formal democratic enclosure... - Fred Moten
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
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
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. - Confucius
YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the Southern States the word is unknown. (See DAMNYANK.) - Ambrose Bierce
The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth, and prosperity in a world hostile to our values. - Phyllis Schlafly
Even amazing states of bliss, peace, clarity and spaciousness have nothing to do with awakening as these are just experiences coming and going in the impersonal awareness that you are. - Enza Vita
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. - Anaïs Nin
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
I like talking about people who don't have any power and it seems like some of the least powerful people in the United States are the migrant workers who come and do our work and don't have any rights as a result. And yet we still invite them to come here, and at the same time ask them to leave. - Stephen Colbert
Emotional states are fairly quick bursts of neuronal gossip. Traits, on the other hand, are more like the neuronal equivalent of committed relationships. - Yongey Mingyur
Over the last fifteen months we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been to fifty-seven states. I think, one left to go. - Barack Obama
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. - Walt Whitman
The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.
Water and a bubble on it are one and the same. The bubble has its birth in the water, floats on it, and is ultimately resolved into it. Likewise, your consciousness is born in your brain, goes through various states in your lifetime and ultimately resolves into the brain. - Abhijit Naskar
Chinese food in Texas is the best Chinese food in the United States except Boston. - John Updike
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
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - Douglas Adams
The United States of America has more monolingual experts on bilingual education than any other country in the world.
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. - Robert Orben
They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves. - Calvin Coolidge
There are as many violent women as men, but there's a lot of money in hating men, particularly in the United States -- millions of dollars. It isn't a politically good idea to threaten the huge budgets for women's refuges by saying that some of the women who go into them aren't total victims. - Erin Pizzey
Each city in the southeastern part of the United States has its own unique type of specialty food that can be only found in that city, and it all happens to be called 'barbecue'. - Jim Gaffigan
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
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation. - William McKinley
We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don't want to fight it. They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States. - Ann Coulter
Reality is different with different states of mind. - Debasish Mridha
I am not sure I am willing to do what it takes to become President of the United States
The United States Congress, like a lot of rich people, lives in two houses.
Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."[Shrub Flubs His Dub, The Nation, June 18, 2001] - Molly Ivins
At my core, I know this: God is God. All that lives and breathes flows from him in both original and ongoing states. - Nicole Nordeman
We meet like sovereign princes of independent states, abroad, on neutral ground, freed from our contexts - C.S. Lewis
nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get in the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge, and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows where it hurts is a safer guide than any rigorous direction of a specialized character. - Winston S. Churchill
Strip back the beliefs pasted on by governesses, schools, and states, you find indelible truths at one's core. - David Mitchell
I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to. - Dave Barry
I think that the Communist Party as a political organization is of no danger to the United States. It has no following and has been disregarded by the American people for many, many years. - Robert F. Kennedy
In its foreign policies, the United States does not punish atrocities, only disobedience. - Noam Chomsky
Faith does not offer a strong link between our beliefs and actual states of the world. - Sam Harris
The emotional states are liberated inside water, we calm down emotionally, we become more sensitive, we are able to "touch" deeper ourselves and other beings. Empathy is echoing back to us giving subtle vibrations from the realm of the senses. Find your water ~ - Grigoris Deoudis
In the treatment of poverty nationally, one fact stands out: there are twice as many white poor as Negro poor in the United States. Therefore I will not dwell on the experiences of poverty that derive from racial discrimination, but will discuss the poverty that affects white and Negro alike. - Martin Luther King Jr.
International politics is never about democracy and human rights. It's about the interests of states. Remember that, no matter what you are told in history lessons. - Egon Bahr
The people of the United States, perhaps more than any other nation in history, love to abase themselves and proclaim their unworthiness, and seem to find refreshment in doing so... That is a dark frivolity, but still frivolity. - Robertson Davies
A special Providence protects fools, drunkards, small children and the United States of America. - Otto von Bismarck
President is a curious term for the American head of state, because "presiding" in any meaningful sense is the one thing the president of the United States does not do. - Garrett Epps
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
In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes American what it is. - 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
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible. - Alfred A. Knopf
Apparently these new rulers of the world did not indulge in any drinking or smoking to soften their moods when they met, which Menelaus knew to be a big mistake. The Congress of the United States, back before the Disunion, always met sober, and look at what had come of that. - John C. Wright
I think we can all agree that the official language of the United States should be Latin. - Michel Templet
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. - Frank Zappa
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