America Quotes

 A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. 
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1907  - d. 8 May 1988
  
 A country losing touch with its own history is like an old man losing his glasses, a distressing sight, at once vulnerable, unsure, and easily disoriented. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. And the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is no worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 A presidency can shape an era - and it can change our lives. A successful presidency can give meaning to an age. 
Author: George H. W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 12 June 1924
  
 A rich American family commissioned a well-known writer to write a family history, but insisted he should soft-pedal on the case of one particular family skeleton. This was the late Uncle William whose life of crime ended with his death in the electric chair in the 1920's. 'Don't come straight out and say this', the writer was told, 'just skirt around it'. So this is what he wrote, 'Uncle William occupied a chair of applied electronics in one of our leading government institutions. He was held to the post by the closest of ties and his death came as a real shock.' 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 A sound American is simply one who has put out of his mind all doubts and questionings, and who accepts instantly, and as incontrovertible gospel, the whole body of official doctrine of his day, whatever it may be and no matter how often it may change. The instant he challenges it, no matter how timorously and academically, he ceases by that much to be a loyal and creditable citizen of the republic. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 A statesman is a politician who's been dead ten or fifteen years. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 A-wop-bop-a-loo--bop-a-lop-bam-boom. 
Author: Little Richard
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1932
  
 Actually, I - this may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about - when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 African Americans, whose right to vote was the most egregiously violated (and who usually are the first to stand and fight injustice), seem to have given up. Betrayed, forgotten and taken for granted by the Democrats, black voters saw no reason to revolt in 2000 - and little reason to show up in 2002. They got the message loud and clear: 'This is White America - we call the shots, we run this place, so shut the f*** up and stay home. The polls have closed for you.' 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Alcoholism is tragically high on the list of our nation's health problems. Five million Americans are alcoholics. They bring incalculable grief to millions of families. They cost their families, their employers and society billions of dollars. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. 
Author: Carl Sagan
Nationality: American
b. 09 November 1934  - d. 20 December 1996
  
 All privileges based on wealth, and all enmity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 America... a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 America... It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time. 
Author: Thomas Clayton Wolfe
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1900  - d. 15 September 1938
  
 America... where law and custom alike Are based upon the dreams of spinsters. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 America and the world will not be blackmailed. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 America became top nation and history came to a full stop. 
Author: Walter Carruthers Sellar
Nationality: English
b. 27 December 1898  - d. 11 June 1951
  
 America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. 
Author: Evan Esar
Nationality: American
b. December 1899  - d.  December 1995
  
 America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America. 
Author: Jimmy Carter
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1924
  
 America has a very unique record. We never lost a war or won a conference. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 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. 
Author: Louis Brandeis
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1856  - d. 5 October 1941
  
 America has furnished to the world the character of Washington, and if our American institutions had done nothing else, that alone would have entitled them to the respect of mankind. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 America has meant to the world a land in which the common man who means well and is willing to do his part has access to all the necessary means of a good life. 
Author: Alvin Saunders Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1874  - d. 07 June 1971
  
 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. Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them. And every immigrant, by embracing these ideals, makes our country more, not less, American. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 America is a country of young men. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there. 
Author: Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Nationality: Canadian
b. 16 September 1919  - d. 12 February 1990
  
 America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. 
Author: Arnold Joseph Toynbee
Nationality: British
b. 14 April 1889  - d. 22 October 1975
  
 America is a mistake, a giant mistake. 
Author: Sigmund Freud
Nationality: Austrian
b. 6 May 1856  - d. 23 September 1939
  
 America is a place where Jewish merchants sell Zen love beads to agnostics for Christmas. 
Author: John Burton Brimer
Nationality: Austrian   
 America is a strong nation and honorable in the use of our strength. We exercise power without conquest, and we sacrifice for the liberty of strangers. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 America is becoming a democracy of knocking knees, sweating foreheads, and folks who jump too high at any sound. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 America is God's Crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming. 
Author: Israel Zangwill
Nationality: English
b. 21 January 1864  - d. 1 August 1926
  
 America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 America is not a democracy, it's an absolute monarchy ruled by King Kid. In a nation of immigrants, the child is automatically more of an American than his parents. Americans regard children as what Mr. Hudson in ''Upstairs, Downstairs'' called ''betters.'' Aping their betters, American adults do their best to turn themselves into children. Puerility exercises droit de seigneur everywhere. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness is built upon our freedom is moral, not material. We have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks. 
Author: John Barrymore
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1882  - d. 29 May 1942
  
 America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad, because it's going to put up a fight. 
Author: Aaron Sorkin
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1961
  
 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. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 America, thou half-brother of the world; With something good and bad of every land. 
Author: Philip James Bailey
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1816  - d. 6 September 1902
  
 America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole. 
Author: Bobcat Goldthwaite
Nationality: American
b. 26 May 1962
  
 America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration. 
Author: Warren Gamaliel Harding
Nationality: American
b. December 1865  - d.  December 1923
  
 American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 American diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet. 
Author: Charles Gates Dawes
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1865  - d. 23 April 1951
  
 American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood-the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Americans are a resolute people, who have risen to every test of our time. Adversity has revealed the character of our country, to the world, and to ourselves. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 Americans cannot expect to have good presidents if presidents are permitted to make themselves czars. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Americans never quit. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic. 
Author: Dan Rather
Nationality: American
b. 31 October 1931
  
 Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Among all the world's races, some obscure Bedouin tribes possibly apart, Americans are the most prone to misinformation. This is not the consequence of any special preference for mendacity, although at the higher levels of their public administration that tendency is impressive. It is rather that so much of what they themselves believe is wrong. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years. 
Author: Sir William Gerald Golding
Nationality: British
b. 19 September 1911  - d. 19 June 1993
  
 An Australian and an American were leaning across the sticky counter - both big, well-muscled men with tough faces. The doughboy turned around to prop his back against the bar and grinned at the Australian. 'Hi ya, Aussie he said cheerfully. 'G'day, sport', replied the Australian. 'You guys must feel better now that we've come over to save the day'. 'What d'ya mean - save the day?' sputtered the Australian. Then, suddenly remembering the currently favourite wise crack, added 'why, we thought all you blokes were fugitives from Pearl Harbour!' 
Author: George Johnston
Nationality: British   
 An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards. 
Author: Austin O'Malley
Nationality: American
b. December 1858  - d.  December 1932
  
 An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and Literatureity in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, cuz there aint no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA. 
Author: Lee Greenwood
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1942
  
 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. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 And tonight I have a message for the brave and oppressed people of Iraq: Your enemy is not surrounding your country, your enemy is ruling your country. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Any discussion of the problems of being funny in America will not make sense unless we substitute the word wit for humor. Humor inspires sympathetic good-natured laughter and is favored by the ''healing-power'' gang. Wit goes for the jugular, not the jocular, and it's the opposite of football; instead of building character, it tears it down. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Any hope that America would finally grow up vanished with the rise of fundamentalist Christianity. Fundamentalism, with its born-again regression, its pink-and-gold concept of heaven, its literal-mindedness, its rambunctious good cheer... its anti-intellectualism... its puerile hymns... and its faith-healing... are made to order for King Kid America. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Any suggestion that the segregated past was acceptable or positive is offensive, and it is wrong. Recent comments by Senator Lott do not reflect the spirit of our country. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Anyone who wants to understand me must first understand Russell, Kansas. It is my home, where my roots lie, and a constant source of strength. My father's view of the world as 'stewers versus doers' registered early. From my neighbors, I learned to feel deeply for God, country and family. In Russell, I came to understand there are things worth living for, and, if need be, dying for. The Russell of my youth was not a place of wealth. Yet it was generous with the values that would shape my outlook and the compassion that would restore life's richness after I had begun to doubt my future following the war. Ever since, I have tried in my own way to give back some of what the town has given me. I have tried to defend and serve the America I learned to love in Russell. 
Author: Bob Dole
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1923
  
 Anyone with an ailment or who wears glasses or anyone slightly different suddenly wears a bull's eye. I think that dodgeball derailed an entire generation of Americans. It's the true red menace. 
Author: Art Jones
Nationality: American   
 Anything for a quiet life. 
Author: George Middleton
Nationality: African-American
b. December 1735  - d. 06 April 1815
  
 Are Americans free simply because they are permitted a perfunctory choice on who will molest their rights and liberties? Is the sole question remaining in American politics - how to find a good master for the American people? 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Are you crazy, Goebbels? To make such a mess of things! One has to be ashamed to be a German. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 As if 21 days of bombardment wasn't enough, the unfortunate Iraqis are now being subjected to another nightmare. Their streets have become battlegrounds controlled by armed looters while American and British forces look on with seeming indifference. 
Author: Anwar Mohammed Abdulrahman
Nationality: Bahrainian
b. December 1942
  
 As long as American presidents praise freedom, they are permitted to seize as much power as they please. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who's going to be penalized and have difficulty is the law-abiding citizen, who then cannot have [it] if he wants protection - the protection of a weapon in his home, for home protection. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 On May 27, the New York Times published one of the most incredible sentences I've ever seen. They ran an article about the Nixon-Kissinger interchanges. Kissinger fought very hard through the courts to try to prevent it, but the courts permitted it. You read through it, and you see the following statement embedded in it. Nixon at one point informs Kissinger, his right-hand Eichmann, that he wanted bombing of Cambodia. And Kissinger loyally transmits the order to the Pentagon to carry out "a massive bombing campaign in Cambodia. Anything that flies on anything that moves." That is the most explicit call for what we call genocide when other people do it that I've ever seen in the historical record. Right at this moment there is a prosecution of Milosevic going on in the international tribunal, and the prosecutors are kind of hampered because they can't find direct orders, or a direct connection even, linking Milosevic to any atrocities on the ground. Suppose they found a statement like this. Suppose a document came out from Milosevic saying, "Reduce Kosovo to rubble. Anything that flies on anything that moves." They would be overjoyed. The trial would be over. He would be sent away for multiple life sentences - if it was a U.S. trial, immediately the electric chair. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Asia is awakening. Asia is bursting with anti-American feeling. Riots on Formosa, resumption of European trade with China - these and other events now blacken our reputation and weaken our leadership in the Orient. The Allies fought World War II to prevent Asia from falling into the hands of the Asiatics. Now, 12 short years since, the White Man's domination is finished in Asia! 
Author: Herman L. Hoeh
Nationality: American   
 At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans. 
Author: John Forbes Kerry
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1943
  
 Baseball must be the greatest game to survive the men who run it. 
Author: Harold Parrott
Nationality: American
b. December 1909  - d.  December 1987
  
 Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
  
 Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character. 
Author: Antonin Gregory Scalia
Nationality: American
b. 11 March 1936
  
 Because of their courage and daring and idealism, we will miss them all the more. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Beer commercials are so patriotic: 'Made the American Way.' What does that have to do with America? Is that what America stands for? Feeling sluggish and urinating frequently? 
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Nationality: English
b. December 1903  - d.  December 1966
  
 Before the last election, John Howard claimed we were under attack from a few boatloads of desperate asylum seekers. Now it seems, the enemy is within, and he is urging us to dob in anyone who is suspicious, to the National Security Hotline. What will be the fate of those who are defined as 'suspicious'? I intend to dob in John Howard to the hotline as I consider his support for pre-emptive strikes against our neighbours and his infatuation with the intellectually gifted George W. Bush a direct threat to our long term security and national interest. 
Author: Rosemary Costin
Nationality: Australian   
 Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with; something better than political opportunist slamming hate horseshit in the public park. 
Author: Charles Bukowski
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1920  - d. 09 March 1994
  
 Being crowned a winner by the Electoral College does not give one American the right to dispose of all other Americans' lives and liberties. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Billy Almon has all of his in-laws and outlaws here this afternoon. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Bob Davis has his hair differently this year, short with curls like Randy Jones wears. I think you call it a Frisbee. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Boros is not with the team today because he's attending his daughter's funeral. Oh, wait, it's her wedding. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Building a better you is the first step to building a better America. 
Author: Zig Ziglar
Nationality: American
b. 6 November 1926
  
 Bush, Bush, he's our man, if he can't kill him no one can. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 But America is a great, unwieldy Body. Its Progress must be slow... Like a Coach and six-the swiftest Horses must be slackened and the slowest quickened, that all may keep an even Pace. 
Author: John Quincy Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1767  - d. 23 February 1848
  
 But I also made it clear to Vladimir Putin that it's important to think beyond the old days of when we had the concept that if we blew each other up, the world would be safe. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 But we know that freedom cannot be served by the devices of the tyrant. As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence. And any who act as if freedom's defenses are to found in suppression and suspicion and fear confess a doctrine that is alien to America. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 By the age of twenty, any young man should know whether or not he is to be a specialist and just where his tastes lie. By postponing the question we have set on immaturity a premium which controls most American personality to its deathbed. 
Author: Professor Robert Silliman Hillyer
Nationality: American
b. 3 June 1895  - d. 24 December 1961
  
 By the time Baghdad fell, the supposed reasons for the invasion, like Osama bin Laden and Saddam himself, were still missing. Despite the best efforts of the Murdoch group's poisonous coverage, and numerous false alarms, no 'weapons of mass destruction', one of the worst of the Iraq adventure's clichés, had been found, anywhere. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 Chew before you swallow. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon. 
Author: William Zinsser
Nationality: American
b. 7 October 1922
  
 Communists, preach the supremacy of the state and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on Earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world ... 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb. 
Author: John Agar
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1921  - d. 7 April 2002
  
 American Danish can be doughy, heavy, sticky, tasting of prunes and is usually wrapped in cellophane. Danish Danish is light, crisp, buttery and often tastes of marzipan or raisins; it is seldom wrapped in anything but loving care. 
Author: R. W. Apple, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1934  - d. 4 October 2006
  
 Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts. 
Author: John Gunther
Nationality: American
b. 30 August 1901  - d. 29 May 1970
  
 Democracy is a process, not a static condition. It is Becoming, rather than being. It can easily be lost, but never is fully won. Its essence is eternal struggle. 
Author: William H. Hastie
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1904  - d. 14 April 1976
  
 Deputies, Men of the German Reichstag! A year of events of historical significance is drawing to an end. A year of the greatest decisions lies ahead. In these serious times, I speak to you, Deputies of the German Reichstag, as to the representatives of the German nation. Beyond and above that, the whole German people should take note of this glance into the past, as well as of the coming decisions the present and future impose upon us. After the renewed refusal of my peace offer in January 1940 by the then British Prime Minister and the clique which supported or else dominated him, it became clear that this war - against all reasons of common, sense and necessity - must be fought to its end. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Did you ever hav the measels, and if so how many? 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary. 
Author: Julius Rosenwald
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1862  - d. 06 February 1932
  
 Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Dubya's Dad's Desert Storm gave us images of burning oilfields. We can expect Iraq to repeat those sabotage attacks. Washington will send in a team of Red Adairs who'll snuff them out, like candles, saving the vast reservoirs for American use. And, yes, for the Brits as well - something Blair's Jack Straw recently admitted in writing as being a major part of the strategy. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 England and America are two countries separated by the same language. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 Every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated. This is not the case. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 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. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 Every time Europe looks across the Atlantic to see the American Eagle, it observes only the rear end of an ostrich. 
Author: H. G. Wells
Nationality: English
b. 21 September 1866  - d. 13 August 1946
  
 Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology. 
Author: Clive James
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 October 1939
  
 Facts are stupid things. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition. 
Author: Archibald Alexander Hodge
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1823  - d. 12 November 1886
  
 Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 First, the sweetheart of the nation, then her aunt, woman governs America because America is a land where boys refuse to grow up. 
Author: Salvador de Madariaga
Nationality: Spanish
b. December 1886  - d.  December 1978
  
 First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday. 
Author: John Herschel Glenn
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1921
  
 For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 For those concerned about what the Secret Service may observe or hear in the course of their duties, there is a fairly simple answer, one found in the Constitution: the president should 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.' 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 From the American newspapers you'd think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars. 
Author: Viscountess Nancy Astor
Nationality: English
b. 19 May 1879  - d. 2 May 1964
  
 Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Gene Richards swings, the ball bounces foul and hits him in the head. No harm done. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. 
Author: Felix Solomon Cohen
Nationality: American
b. 03 July 1907  - d. 19 October 1953
  
 George Washington, Commander of the American armies, who, like Joshua of old, commanded the sun and the moon to stand still, and they obeyed him. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 God bless the America we are trying to create. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Good Americans when they die - go to Paris. 
Author: Thomas Gold Appleton
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1812  - d. 17 April 1884
  
 Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem... We've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of government himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Government isn't a good way to solve problems... Government is concerned mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own capabilities. Government is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of assholes... Government is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or fame. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 He (Brigham Young) is dreadfully married. He's the most married man I ever saw in my life. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 He can be lethal death. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Describing Saddam Hussein of Iraq - 1991 He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man.  
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 He may not be hurt as much as he really is. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Hector Torrez, how can you communicate with Enzo Hernandez when he speaks Spanish and you speak Mexican? 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels, men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Here, the churches seemed to shrink away into eroding corners. They seem to have ceased to be essential parts of American life. They no longer give life. It is the huge buildings of commerce and trade which now align the people to attention. These in their massive manner of steel and stone say, Come unto me all ye who labor, and we will give you work. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts on your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for the progress made, and to this we must look as our guide in the future. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success. For those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles. 
Author: Sydney Bremer
Nationality: American   
 Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values? 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 How do you have patience for people who claim they love America, but clearly can't stand Americans? 
Author: Aaron Sorkin
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1961
  
 How many hands have I shaked? 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I accept now with equanimity the question so constantly addressed to me, 'Are you an American?' and merely return the accurate answer, 'Yes, I am a Canadian.' 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 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. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 I am certain that, however great the hardships and the trials which loom ahead, our America will endure and the cause of human freedom will triumph. 
Author: Cordell Hull
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1871  - d. 23 July 1955
  
 I am curious to see what happens in the next world to one who dies unshriven. 
Author: Pietro Perugino
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1446  - d.  December 1523
  
 I am determined to keep the process on the road to peace.  
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I am independent! I can live alone and I love to work. 
Author: Mary Cassatt
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1844  - d. 14 June 1926
  
 I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 I am old enough to know that victory is often a thing deferred, and rarely at the summit of courage. What is at the summit of courage, I think, is freedom. The freedom that comes with the knowledge that no earthly thing can break you. 
Author: Paula Giddings
Nationality: African-American
b. December 1947
  
 I am sick and tired of the children not being safe. I want this insanity ended now. Remove the Republicans and Republican-wannabes on November 5th, pack the rallies this Saturday, and tell your children that we are sorry that this is the world we have created for them and that we will now do whatever we can to make it a safer place. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 I apologise to the election workers assassinated, the police trainees blown up, the parents of children caught in crossfire and everyone else that the planners and executors of the invasion that I supported, and still support, may have let down by neglect or stupidity. I recognise their bravery and their determination to succeed despite everything. 
Author: David Aaronovitch
Nationality: British
b. 8 July 1954
  
 I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.  
Author: Abbie Hoffman
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1936  - d. 12 April 1989
  
 I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see and pursuing that vision. 
Author: Howard Schultz
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1953
  
 ... I believe one of America's most priceless assets is the idealism which motivates the young people of America. My generation has invested all that it has, not only its love but its hope and faith, in yours. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Clayton Wolfe
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1900  - d. 15 September 1938
  
 I believe the moral losses of expediency always far outweigh the temporary gains. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy. But that could change. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity. 
Author: George Horace Gallup
Nationality: American
b. 18 November 1901  - d. 26 September 1984
  
 I do believe that the buck stops here and that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might, and that if I am wrong ten angels swearing that I was right would make no difference. I do believe with all my heart and mind and spirit that I, not as President, but as a humble servant of God will receive justice without mercy if I fail to show mercy. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 I don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs. 
Author: Nancy Reagan
Nationality: American
b. December 1923
  
 I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 I fear for the hundreds of thousands who may be killed in a war. In 1991 the US betrayed the Iraqi opposition, and the US armed Saddam when it suited them. The war is not about removing Saddam. The US wants Iraq's oil. 
Author: Muhammad Hassan Sabbagh
Nationality: Iraqi   
 I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day's work like a happy child at play. (referring to America) 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I girdid up my Lions and fled the Seen. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any. 
Author: Dame Emma Albani
Nationality: Canadian
b. 1 November 1847  - d. 3 April 1930
  
 I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he has read of the effects of smoking that he gave up reading. 
Author: Lord Conesford
Nationality: American   
 I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 I have learned that one of the most important rules in politics is poise, which means looking like an owl after you have behaved like a jackass. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.  
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I have never advocated war except as a means of peace. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo: your time has come - and gone. It's time for change in America. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples - faraway peoples - so that Americans might better understand themselves. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effectual as their strict construction. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you relize that what you heard is not what I meant. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 I like to use big words so people will think I know what I'm talking about. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I love a ballad, mellow and blue, I love songs I believe in while I sing to you. 
Author: Billy Eckstine
Nationality: African-American
b. 08 July 1914  - d. 08 March 1993
  
 I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. 
Author: James Arthur Baldwin
Nationality: American
b. 2 August 1924  - d. 30 November 1987
  
 I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them. 
Author: Herbert Henry Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1878  - d. 05 December 1963
  
 I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead of us. 
Author: Nancy Reagan
Nationality: American
b. December 1923
  
 I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark. 
Author: Dick Gregory
Nationality: African-American
b. 12 October 1932
  
 I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 I pledge you - I pledge myself - to a new deal for the American people. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 I prefer temperance hotels - although they sell worse kinds of liquor than any other kind of hotels. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 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.... 
Author: Carl Sandburg
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1878  - d. 22 July 1967
  
 I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 I shot the Americans because they were preaching Christianity in a Muslim country. I did it to cleanse my religion and get closer to Allah. 
Author: Ahmed Alhaj
Nationality: American   
 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. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 I think a poem (also) is a dream, a dream which you are willing to share with the community. It happens a writer often doesn't understand a poem until some months after he's written it -- just as a dreamer doesn't understand a dream. Being a poet in the United States has meant for me years of confusion, blundering, and self-doubt. The confusion lies in not knowing whether I am writing in the American language or the English or, more exactly, how much of the musical power of Chaucer, Marvell, and Keats can be kept in free verse. Not knowing how to live, or even how to make a living, results in blunders. And the self-doubt comes from living in small towns. 
Author: Robert Elwood Bly
Nationality: American
b. 223 December 1926
  
 I think because he couldn't say 'nigger,' he said 'corrupt,' George Will can take his hood and go back wherever he came from ... You know I use language very carefully, but I mean this from the bottom of my heart, Will can take his hood and put it off and put it back on again as far as I'm concerned. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 I think that there are more loyal Rumpole fans in America than there are in England. America's much bigger, of course, and there are many more lawyers - practically every third person's a lawyer. I've had constant offers to Americanize Rumpole - to do what they did to 'Till Death Us Do Part,' which became Archie Bunker. Though they've offered me large sums of money, I've always thought it's ridiculous. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music, and baseball. 
Author: Gerald Lyn Early
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 April 1952
  
 I want each and every American to know for certain that I'm responsible for the decisions I make, and each of you are as well. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 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. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation ... the principles that have guided us for two centuries. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I will follow the white man's trail. I will make him my friend, but I will not bend my back to his burdens. I will be cunning as a coyote. I will ask him to help me understand his ways, then I will prepare the way for my children, and their children. The Great Spirit has shown me - a day will come when they will outrun the white man in his own shoes. 
Author: Many Horses
Nationality: Native American   
 I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad immoral character: like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth and never cherishes any memory except the face of the woman on the American silver dollar. 
Author: Carl Sandburg
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1878  - d. 22 July 1967
  
 I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native State; - neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the Union, bleeding and quivering. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 I would rather be a one-term President and do what I believe is right than to be a two-term President at the cost of seeing America become a second-rate power and to see this Nation accept the first defeat in its proud 190-year history. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 I wouldn't mind paying taxes - if I knew they were going to a friendly country. 
Author: Dick Gregory
Nationality: African-American
b. 12 October 1932
  
 I'd be happy to give him a blow job just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs. 
Author: Nina Burleigh
Nationality: American   
 I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. 
Author: Pete Rose
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1941
  
 I'll never leave. Not even if you kill me. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 I'm a woman, 40 years old, whose birth certificate says 'Negro.' With all that laying on top of me, nothing scares me. My whole life's been a victory. This will be the first campaign an African-American woman ran to victory. And I've done it all with a combination of guts, brains and sheer willpower. In my situation you can't be as good as the boys. You have to be one more than the boys. I'm like the eighth wonder of the world. 
Author: Donna Brazile
Nationality: American
b. 15 December 1959
  
 I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 I'm not a politician and my other habits are good, too. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 I've been recognized a few times at urinals. That's a little weird, especially when they forget where they are and want me to sign an autograph. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement. 
Author: Pete Rose
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1941
  
 I've never seen a game like this. Every game this year has been like this. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America! 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Ideals are the 'incentive payment' of practical men. The opportunity to strive for them is the currency that has enriched America through the centuries. 
Author: Robert Emmet Hannegan
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1903  - d. 10 June 1949
  
 If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making. 
Author: E. E. Cummings
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1962
  
 If a president of the United States ever lied to the American people, he should resign. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 If Gore invented the internet, then I invented spell check! 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 If I had as much make-up on as he did, I'd have looked younger, too. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 If I were to prescribe one process in the training of men which is fundamental to success in any direction, it would be thoroughgoing training in the habit of accurate observation. It is a habit which every one of us should be seeking ever more to perfect. 
Author: Eugene Gifford Grace
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1876  - d. 7 July 1960
  
 If Kinsey is right, I have only done what comes naturally, what the average American does secretly, drenching himself in guilt fixations and phobias because of his sense of sinning. I have never felt myself a sinner or committed what I would call a sin. 
Author: Mae West
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1892  - d. 22 November 1980
  
 If Pete Rose brings the Reds in first, they ought to bronze him and put him in cement. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 If America forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution. 
Author: Carl Sandburg
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1878  - d. 22 July 1967
  
 If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny. 
Author: René Williamson
Nationality: American   
 If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence, it would have been worthwhile. 
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1887  - d. 15 May 1976
  
 If the events of September 11 have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us Americans - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 If there is a country in the world where concord, according to common calculation, would be least expected, it is America. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 If there is no wind - row. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 If there is one word that describes our form of society in America, it may be the word-voluntary. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone, 'America died from a delusion that she has moral leadership'. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 If you can't convince them, confuse them. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 If you give the people a choice between a Republican and a Republican, they'll choose the Republican every time. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... but close up a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.  
Author: Ursula Kroeber LeGuin
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 If you will help run our government in the American way, then there will never be danger of our government running America in the wrong way. 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 If you're going to America, bring your own food. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 If you're in trouble, or hurt or need-go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help-the only ones. 
Author: John Steinbeck
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1902  - d. 20 December 1968
  
 If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 If, when the chips are down, the world's most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams - daydreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing--are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to invent, and therefore to foster, civilization. 
Author: L. Frank Baum
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1856  - d. 6 May 1919
  
 Imagine there's no country. It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion, too. 
Author: John Winston Lennon
Nationality: English
b. 09 October 1940  - d. 08 December 1980
  
 In a country where animals are adored to the point of making cemeteries and hospitals and houses for them, and legacies are bequeathed to parrots, you can be sure that decadence has set in. Besides, other reasons apart, it is also a consequence of the composition of the English people. Four million surplus women sexually unsatisfied, artificially creating a host of problems in order to excite or appease their senses. Not being able to embrace one man, they embrace humanity. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances you were born with. 
Author: Amy Tan
Nationality: American
b. December 1952
  
 In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 In America there are two classes of travel-first class, and with children. 
Author: Robert Charles Benchley
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1889  - d. 21 November 1945
  
 In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the risks you take. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 In cases of major discrepancy it's always reality that's got it wrong... reality is frequently inaccurate. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 Formerly there were those who said: You believe things that are incomprehensible, inconsistent, impossible because we have commanded you to believe them; go then and do what is unjust because we command it. Such people show admirable reasoning. Truly, whoever is able to make you absurd is able to make you unjust. If the God-given understanding of your mind does not resist a demand to believe what is impossible, then you will not resist a demand to do wrong to that God-given sense of justice in your heart. As soon as one faculty of your soul has been dominated, other faculties will follow as well. And from this derives all those crimes of religion which have overrun the world. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 In imagination I have bought all the farms in succession, for all were to be baought, and I knew their price. I walked over each farmer's premises, tasted his wild apples, discoursed on husbandry with him, took his farm at his price on it - took everything but a deed of it - took his word for his deed, for I dearly love to talk - cultivated it, and him too to some extent, I trust, and withdrew when I had enjoyed it long enough, leaving him to carry it on. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans. 
Author: Charlotte Perkins
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1860  - d. 17 August 1935
  
 In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 In order to be able to live in America I must be unafraid to live anywhere in it, and I must be able to live in the fashion and with whom I choose. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 In real life, most horrible things happen in very commonplace surroundings - living rooms, poppy fields - rather than in dark alleys and haunted houses. 
Author: Sir Alfred Hitchcock
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1899  - d. 29 April 1980
  
 In recent years, Americans have devoted far more effort to spreading democracy than to understanding it. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 In the end, the state of the Union comes down to the character of the people. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, and it was not there. I sought for it in the fertile fields, and boundless prairies, and it was not there. I sought it in her rich mines, and vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 In the formation of the American governments... it will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of heaven ... These governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.  
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is. 
Author: Gertrude Stein
Nationality: American
b. 3 February 1874  - d. 27 July 1946
  
 Where is the prince sufficiently educated to know that for seventeen hundred years the Christian sect has done nothing but harm? 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than Golf. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Ours is assuredly the most ridiculous, the most absurd and the most bloody religion which has ever infected this world. Your Majesty will do the human race an eternal service by extirpating this infamous superstition, I do not say among the rabble, who are not worthy of being enlightened and who are apt for every yoke; I say among honest people, among men who think, among those who wish to think. My one regret in dying is that I cannot aid you in this noble enterprise, the finest and most respectable which the human mind can point out. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Individualism, so highly promoted in America, is not democratic because it sets the individual against and, indeed, above the community, and at the same time it withdraws from the community the power to do what is right by the community as a whole. 
Author: Sir Garfield Barwick
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 June 1903  - d. 14 July 1997
  
 Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America. 
Author: Lillian Hellman
Nationality: American
b. 20 June 1905  - d. 30 June 1984
  
 Iraqi civilians have paid in blood and it is much too soon to know how many thousands of Iraqis died - civilians and the unlamented soldiers - to forge a new regime peopled by American generals and Iraqi crooks like Ahmad Chalabi, lassoed out of 45 years of exile. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans. 
Author: Bob Geldof
Nationality: Irish
b. 05 October 1951
  
 Is America a land of God where saints abide for ever? Where golden fields spread fair and broad, where flows the crystal river? Certainly not flush with saints, and a good thing, too, for the saints sent buzzing into man's ken now are but poor-mouthed ecclesiastical film stars and cliche-shouting publicity agents. Their little knowledge bringing them nearer to their ignorance, ignorance bringing them nearer to death, but nearness to death, no nearer to God. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 Islam is the world's fastest growing religion today. It is a great force in Africa, a middling presence in China and the Soviet Union, a shareholder in the petropolitics of the Middle East, a huge presence in Indonesia, and the religion of more than 6 million North Americans. 
Author: Carmody & Carmody
Nationality: Irish   
 It ain't so much the things you don't know that get you in trouble. It's the things you know that just ain't so. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father Who dwelleth in the heavens. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 It is in the American tradition to stand up for one's rights-even if the new way to stand up for one's rights is to sit down. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 It is magnificent, but it is not war. 
Author: Pierre Francois Joseph Bosquet
Nationality: French
b. 8 November 1810  - d. 5 February 1861
  
 It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese. 
Author: Carl Sagan
Nationality: American
b. 09 November 1934  - d. 20 December 1996
  
 It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 It is plain that there is wide variety in American religious taste. The defendants are not alone in catering to it with a pretty dubious product. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 It is strange indeed that the more we learn about how to build health, the less healthy Americans become. 
Author: Adelle Davis
Nationality: American
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1974
  
 It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 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. 
Author: Henry James
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1843  - d. 28 February 1916
  
 It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 It seems our politicians may have lied to us. And this is no mere peccadillo in a democracy. We were told the raison d'etre for this war was to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction that posed a threat to world peace. The UN inspectors did not find them. But President George W. Bush and his advisors knew better. They may yet turn up. But the Iraqi regime did not use them at is most desperate moment. If the major reason for launching a pre-emptive strike turns out to have been an utter falsehood, we have been conned. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It should be simple. One tyrant less in the world should be cause for rejoicing. The world rejoiced when Filipinos overthrew Marcos, when East Germans tore downs the Wall, and when South Africans found their way to democracy. The overthrow of Saddam is different. It is a product of US foreign policy, achieved through military might and for unclear motives. It may yet be a cause of rejoicing. On the start of an era of war without end. We live in a new world order in which US might is right. Until the ramifications are clearer, is is much too soon to gloat. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It was ridiculous to imagine that it was possible for a nation to succeed economically without Jewish business. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 It was the same with those old birds in Greece and Rome as it is now. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 It's a phony issue. To pretend the death penalty is going to end crime in the United States is to fool people, to promote public ignorance. 
Author: Rudolph Giuliani
Nationality: American
b. 28 May 1944
  
 It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job: it's a depression when you lose yours. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 It's a sign of strength and self-assurance that a party can allow a free vote on something like this. It's a sign of weakness and concern that you have to try and railroad everybody into singing from the same hymn sheet.  
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 It's difficult to see that people are starving in this country because food isn't available. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 It's time for us all to pitch in. The logo for the Farmhand Foundation is a bush fence. Our simple appeal is - don't sit on the fence. Let's give the farmers a hand. 
Author: Alan Jones
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 April 194143
  
 Its easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no Literatureity, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Last Words: Jakie, is it my birthday or am I dying? 
Author: Viscountess Nancy Astor
Nationality: English
b. 19 May 1879  - d. 2 May 1964
  
 Jazz will endure as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. 
Author: John Philip Sousa
Nationality: American
b. 06 November 1854  - d. 06 March 1932
  
 Jerry Lewis has been married twenty times. He gets married on a Tuesday, they find his wife dead in a swimming pool on Thursday. Maybe if you married someone who's old enough to swin next time, OK Jerry? 
Author: Denis Leary
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1957
  
 Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 John Brown did not recognize unjust human laws, but resisted them as he was bid. For once we are lifted out of the trivialness and dust of politics into the region of truth and manhood. No man in America has ever stood up so persistently and efffectively for the dignity of human nature... 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Knavery seems to be so much the striking feature of its (America's) inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to the kingdom. 
Author: Harold Laski
Nationality: British  - d. 24 March 1950   
 Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 Last night's homer was Willie Stargell's 399th career home run, leaving him one shy of 500. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 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 born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Let's have the Union restored as it was, if we can; but if we can't, I'm in favor of the Union as it wasn't. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 Liberals are the itch, and you are the scratch. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 Life always gets harder towards the summit - the cold increases, responsibility increases. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering. 
Author: Sylvia Plath
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1932  - d. 11 February 1963
  
 Lord, won't you buy me a color TV? 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. 
Author: Karl Menninger
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1893  - d. 18 July 1990
  
 Loyalty is a realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. 
Author: Henry S. Commager
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1902  - d. 02 March 1998
  
 Many businessmen fail to understand Python principles - the ultimate absurdity was an offer from America to buy the 'format' of the Python shows, that is, Monty Python without the Pythons - corporate methods do not have the conceptual framework to deal with an anarchist collective, run by intelligent and arrogant comedians who have proved that their method works. 
Author: Robert Hewison
Nationality: British
b. December 1943
  
 Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Maybe there'll be a simple, innocent explanation. I don't think so because I think we would have offered that up already. 
Author: Mike McCurry
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1954
  
 Mein Fuhrer, the army today is making the greatest sacrifice that soldiers can make to their supreme commander, namely to march into enemy territory without firing a shot. 
Author: Walter von Reichenau
Nationality: German
b. 8 October 1884  - d. 17 January 1942
  
 Men, you are all marksmen - don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes. 
Author: Israel Putnam
Nationality: American
b. 07 January 1718  - d. 29 May 1790
  
 Modern Americans are so exposed, peered at, inquired about, and spied upon as to be increasingly without privacy - members of a naked society and denizens of a goldfish bowl. 
Author: Edward V. Long
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1908  - d. 6 November 1972
  
 Montreal leads Atlanta by three, 5-1. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 More and more Americans feel threatened by runaway technology, by large-scale organization, by overcrowding. More and more Americans are appalled by the ravages of industrial progress, by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness. If our society continues at its present rate to become less livable as it becomes more affluent, we promise all to end up in sumptuous misery. 
Author: John W. Gardner
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1912  - d. 16 February 2002
  
 More important than anything else is for Americans to wise up to class warfare demagoguery and reject the politics of envy. 
Author: Walter Williams
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1854  - d. 19 December 1959
  
 More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems, back taxes, back rent, back auto payments. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 Most of the humour here is from America. It is of the feeblest Kind. 
Author: John Shaw Nelson
Nationality: American   
 My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the - in the Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will never happen. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John Denver in the mouth while I had the chance. 
Author: Denis Leary
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1957
  
 My boredom threshold is low at the best of times but I have spent more time being slowly and excruciatingly bored by children than any other section of the human race. 
Author: William Edgar Borah
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1865  - d. 19 January 1940
  
 My fellow Americans, I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 My grandfather served as a Medic in World War II, a war that really was necessary to preserve freedom. Every man he trained with was killed. Now he refuses to watch a movie or read a book that has anything to do with war. The President is willing to let thousands of Americans die in his quest for global supremacy. I would gladly go into battle against Iraq or any other nation that is a threat, as long as George W Bush led the charge like the warrior he fancies himself to be. 
Author: Peter Mcinerney
Nationality: American   
 Forrest Gump: My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.' 
Movie: Forrest Gump
Nationality: American
Released: December 1994
  
 My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 National League umpires wear inside chest protesters 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Next To of Course America I love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh. 
Author: E. E. Cummings
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1962
  
 Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. 
Author: Lily Tomlin
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1939
  
 Ninety-eight percent of American homes have TV sets, which means the people in the other two percent have to generate their own sex and violence. 
Author: Franklin P. Jones
Nationality: American
b. December 1881  - d.  December 1960
  
 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. 
Author: Lily Tomlin
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1939
  
 No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 No man has a right in America to treat any other man 'tolerantly' for tolerance is the assumption of superiority. Our liberties are equal rights of every citizen. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 No... the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you - he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman. 
Author: Israel Zangwill
Nationality: English
b. 21 January 1864  - d. 1 August 1926
  
 Normally a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich if a prosecutor asks it to. 
Author: Chuck Spittal Robb
Nationality: American
b. 26 June 1939
  
 Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. 
Author: Brendan Gill
Nationality: American
b. 04 October 1914  - d. 27 December 1997
  
 Nothing ever becomes real till it is experience - even a proverb is no proverb to you till your Life has illustrated it. 
Author: John Keats
Nationality: English
b. 31 October 1795  - d. 23 February 1821
  
 Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Now, in his latest triumph, Howard has attached us to the buttocks of the Bush administration as enthusiastically as the abysmal Tony Blair. And, as I warned at the time, we will live - and many may die - to regret it. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 Now, we talked to Joan Hanover. She and her husband, George, were visiting with us. They are near retirement - retiring - in the process of retiring, meaning they're very smart, active, capable people who are retirement age and are retiring. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Nowadays, people can be divided into three classes - the Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Have-Not-Paid-For-What-They-Haves. 
Author: Earl Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1907  - d. 16 January 1987
  
 Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better... or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 It ought to be part of the training of all teachers to be taught to recognize the marks of unusual intelligence in children and to restrain the irritation caused in themselves by anything so unusual. Until this is done, a large proportion of the best talent in America will be persecuted out of existence before the age of fifteen. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 More is a man of an angel’s wit and singular learning. He is a man of many excellent virtues; I know not his fellow. For where is the man, in whom is so many goodly virtues, of that gentleness, lowliness, and affability, and as time requires, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes and sometime of steadfast gravity - a man for all seasons. 
Author: Robert Whittington
Nationality: English
b. December 1480  - d.  December 1553
  
 Okay, conservatives have changed my mind. Allowing gay marriage, I have been persuaded, will destroy the family, weaken Western civilization, turn America into Sodom and Gomorrah, increase the trade deficit with Japan, endanger the family farm and promote tooth decay. The impeccable logic of conservative opponents is simply too powerful to deny. 
Author: Stephen Chapman
Nationality: English   
 Old pond: frog jump in water's sound. 
Author: Matsuo Basho
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1644  - d. 28 December 1694
  
 On English cricketers: The Australian will never consent to be spat upon by dirty little cads whose soap-boiling or nigger-murdering grandfathers left enough money to get the cads' fathers ennobled and to enable the cad himself to live without working. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Japanese   
 On his wife Elizabeth, president of the American Red Cross. At least she's the president of something, which is more than I can say. 
Author: Bob Dole
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1923
  
 On Hitler's 50th birthday called upon catholics in his diocese to pray specifically for the Fuhrer and Chancellor, the inspirer, enlarger and protector of the Reich. The Pope did not fail to send his congratulations. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 On March 29, without benefit of guns, 98.8 per cent of the electorate voted for Hitler. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 On the mound for the Padres is Randy Jones, the lefthander with the Karl Marx hairdo. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 There was no condemnation from the Vatican, Pope Pius XI, which had been secretly exerting pressure on the Polish government, through Cardinal Hlond, to negotiate with Hitler. 
Author: John Willard Toland
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1912  - d. 4 January 2004
  
 Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Once teachers try the Socratic, or direct method of teaching, they will never return to anything that cannot produce the 'magic'. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 One doesn't recognise in one's life the really important moments - until it's too late. 
Author: Agatha Christie
Nationality: English
b. 15 September 1890  - d. 12 January 1976
  
 One shouldn't aspire to stardom - one should aspire to doing the job well. 
Author: James Cagney
Nationality: American
b. 17 July 1899  - d. 30 March 1986
  
 One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Only about 20% of the American people showed up three weeks ago to vote for a Republican. That's it. Just 20%. And about 19% voted for a Democrat (an amazing number considering how few fights the Democrats put up around the country). And 61% said, 'To hell with all of them!' and refused to show up and vote.  
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS - our inferior one varies with the place. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Out on the far side of the rabbit-proof fence, people were abandoning the farms they'd scratched out through the fat years of the 20's, going under to debt and the dry perimeter. 
Author: Tom Flood
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1955
  
 Owning your own home is America's unique recipe for avoiding revolution and promoting pseudo-equality at the same time. To keep citizens puttering in their yards instead of sputtering on the barricades, the government has gladly deprived itself of billions in tax revenues by letting home ''owners'' deduct mortgage interest payments. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 Ozzie Smith just made a play that I have never seen before. And he's done it more times than anyone else. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Patience would help. The Germans called the period after the Nazi defeat in 1945 Stunde Null - Zero Hour. Their cities were pulverised, industries destroyed, their towns full of refugees and millions of men were POWs. The country was divided by the Allies, and administered by a military government. It took four years for a new state, the Federal Republic of Germany, to come into existence. Nor were things quick on the economic front - the Marshall Plan only started in mid 1947. No 24-hour news stations then. Iraq begins its new life with several advantages. It has not been destroyed and it possesses a substantial natural asset. Nor is it regarded by its occupiers as a defeated nation, but as a liberated one. 
Author: David Aaronovitch
Nationality: British
b. 8 July 1954
  
 Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 People are always asking me when I'm going to retire. Why should I? I've got it two ways - I'm still making movies, and I'm a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price. 
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 People in the United States still have a 'Tarzan' movie view of Africa. That's because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals ... We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love. 
Author: Miriam Makeba
Nationality: South African
b. 04 March 1932  - d. 11 November 2008
  
 People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 People who talk of outlawing the atomic bomb are mistaken - what needs to be outlawed is war. 
Author: Leslie Richard Groves
Nationality: American
b. December 1970
  
 Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote. 
Author: William Lawrence Shirer
Nationality: American
b. 23 February 1904  - d. 28 December 1993
  
 Perhaps it is not in our nature to speak openly about what we hold so dear. But I believe this is exactly the time to think about happiness, in all of its permutations, since it is the determination to pursue happiness that makes us so American. 
Author: Rodes Fishburne
Nationality: American   
 Perhaps things will go as horribly wrong as they did in Vietnam and any number of elsewheres. Perhaps young Arabs throughout the region and young Muslims throughout the world will not welcome another mighty display of US power and will hate the Americans - and those few countries that wholeheartedly endorse them - even more. So that the tragedy of the World Trade Center is echoed and amplified. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America - that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. 
Author: Thomas Clayton Wolfe
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1900  - d. 15 September 1938
  
 Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Personally I have no enthusiasm for organized jeering sections but I hold that the spontaneous right of raspberry should be denied to no one in America. 
Author: Thomas Benton Brooks
Nationality: American
b. December 1836  - d.  December 1900
  
 Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 President George W. Bush has said that US troops will remain in Iraq as long as they have to and not a day more than necessary, a pledge echoed by US Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz in testimony before a congressional committee on Friday. Coming from an ultra-hawk like Wolfowitz, however, such assurances should be taken with a pinch of salt. Make that a truckload of salt. As American bombs and missiles continue to rain down on Iraq, killing and maiming more civilians, more women and children, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Bushites, an unholy cabal of officials with close ties to the US oil and arms industries as well as to Israel, aim to turn Iraq into supine dependency like Guam, Puerto Rico or Tony Blair's Britain. The blueprint for colonial rule has been drawn up by Project for the New American Century alumni Wolfowitz, without any input from the US's British poodles or that discarded hunk of junk, the UN. The blueprint will install an American arms merchant, former US General Jay Garner, as civilian supremo of post-war Iraq. 
Author: Kaleem Omar
Nationality: Pakistani
b. December 1937  - d. 25 June 2009
  
 Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Psychoanalysis has changed American psychology from a diagnostic to a therapeutic science, not because so many patients are cured by the psychoanalytic technique, but because of the new understanding of psychiatric patients it has given us, and the new and different concept of illness and health. 
Author: Karl Menninger
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1893  - d. 18 July 1990
  
 Rabbits - among the world's great travellers, with a gigantic capacity for rural occupation - breakneck across the roads, through the switching spot, racing, running... bang! the stock recoils, the rabbit spins, rolls out flat, upside down in the firebreak... glowing eyes know no witness, run on, away, around, flatten out out and swift, scudding, safe in the burrow. 
Author: Tom Flood
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1955
  
 Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. 
Author: Jimmy Breslin
Nationality: American
b. 17 October 1930
  
 Reform must come from within, not from without. You cannot legislate for virtue. 
Author: Cardinal James Gibbons
Nationality: American
b. 23 July 1834  - d. 24 March 1921
  
 Reply to the Austrian Government: His Majesty's Government cannot take responsibilty of advisng the Chancellor to take any course of action which might expose his country to dangers against which His Majesty's Government are unable to guarantee protection. 
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 Ron Guidry is not very big, maybe 140 pounds, but he has an arm like a lion. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Seconds count - especially when losing weight. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 September 11 1938 Chamberlain told a group of journalists - Herr Hitler has repeatedly expessed his own desire for peace and it would be a mistake to assume that those declarations were insincere. 
Author: Neville Chamberlain
Nationality: British
b. 18 March 1869  - d. 9 November 1940
  
 SERVICE. A beautiful word fallen upon bad days. 
Author: Claude McKay
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 15 September 1889  - d. 22 May 1948
  
 She was a beauty in her youth, a fact which she alone remembers. 
Author: Michael C. Reed
Nationality: Jamaican   
 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. 
Author: Malcolm X
Nationality: American
b. 19 May 1925  - d. 21 February 1965
  
 Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 So it strikes me that instead of sweating blood over the iniquity of foreign States, my fellow-citizens would do a great deal better by themselves to make sure that the American State is not strong enough to carry out the like iniquities here. The stronger the American State is allowed to grow, the higher its record of criminality will grow, according to its opportunities and temptations. If, then, instead of devoting energy, time, and money to warding off wholly imaginary and fanciful dangers from criminals thousands of miles away, our people turn their patriotic fervor loose on the only source from which danger can proceed, they will be doing their full duty by their country. 
Author: Albert Jay Nock
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1870  - d. 19 August 1945
  
 Sometimes it hurt more then we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace..but we would be hollow..Empty rooms shuttered and dank.Without passion we'd be truly dead 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 SUV drivers are more restless, more sybaritic and less social than most Americans. They tend to like fine restaurants a lot more than off-road driving, seldom go to church and have limited interest in doing volunteer work to help others. 
Author: Keith Bradshaw
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1963
  
 Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection. 
Author: William S. Cohen
Nationality: American
b. 28 August 1940
  
 Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 That's Hendrick's 19th home run. One more and he reaches double figures. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 The American ideal is youth - handsome, empty youth. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam and it will never succeed in Iraq. 
Author: Mohammed Aldouri
Nationality: Iraqi
b. December 1942
  
 The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible 
Author: Van Wyck Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1886  - d. 02 May 1963
  
 The American people are very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 The American presidency will demand more than ringing manifestos issued from the rear of the battle. It will demand that the President place himself in the very thick of the fight; that he care passionately about the fate of the people he leads... 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The American public demands a sense of legitimacy from and in the presidency. There is more to this than dignity, more than propriety. The president is expected to personify our betterness in an inspiring way, to express in what he does and is, not just what he says, a moral idealism which, in much of the public mind, is the very opposite of politics. 
Author: James David Barber
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 1923  - d. 29 November 2007
  
 The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The Army has carried the American... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. 
Author: Tom Lehrer
Nationality: American
b. 9 April 1928
  
 The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as hard as you can and as often as you can, and keep moving on. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 The buck stops here. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 The business of America is business. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of America is justice and securing the blessings of liberty. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, say some, is the king of America? I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. - from Civil Disobedience 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 The chief business of the American people is business. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 The chief of London through the realm of America, The Isle of Scotland will be tried by frost: King and 'Reb' will face an Antichrist so false, That he will place them all into the conflict.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare, nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements. 
Author: John Marshall Harlan
Nationality: American
b. 01 June 1833  - d. 14 October 1911
  
 The Constitution of the United States is not a mere lawyers' document; it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age. 
Author: Nadia Boulanger
Nationality: French
b. 16 September 1887  - d. 22 October 1979
  
 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. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people. 
Author: Phil Gramm
Nationality: American
b. December 1942  - d.  December 1985
  
 The genius of you Americans is that you never make any clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves that leave us scratching our heads wondering if we might possibly have missed something. 
Author: Gamal Abdel Nasser
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 15 January 1918  - d. 28 September 1970
  
 The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected. 
Author: Frank Dane
Nationality: Egyptian   
 The great trouble with you Americans is that you are still under the influence of that second-rate, shall I say third-rate? mind, Karl Marx. 
Author: H. G. Wells
Nationality: English
b. 21 September 1866  - d. 13 August 1946
  
 The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The illusion of freedom in America will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre. 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 The images of smiling children and cheering crowds in Iraq have been overtaken by a new, much more disturbing portrait of anarchy and fear. Looters, who began by going after the offices and homes of Saddam Hassein's henchman, have moved on to stores, warehouses and even hospitals. That was not the vision of freedom the US was selling when it began. Military officials have reason to be reluctant about performing police duties. Their troops are trained to fight a war, not to arrest bank robbers. They are unfamiliar with Iraqi culture and do not speak Arabic. There are bound to be threatening incidents, and the Arab world is likely to see American street patrols as the first step in a new American dictatorship. But there is no alternative for the military other than to restore order. It must police the streets and make Iraq safe enough for aid workers to bring in food, water and medical supplies, and it must work to restore electricity and water. 
Author: Newspaper The New York Times
Nationality: American   
 The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control. 
Author: James William Fulbright
Nationality: American
b. 9 April 1905  - d. 9 February 1995
  
 The last person to achieve unambiguous victory in an air war was Zeus. 
Author: Tony Snow
Nationality: American
b. 01 June 1955  - d. 12 July 2008
  
 The less America looks abroad, the grander its promise. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The manner in which Americans ''consume'' music has a lot to do with leaving it on their coffee tables, or using it as wallpaper for their lifestyles, like the score of a movie - it's consumed that way without any regard for how and why it's made. 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. 
Author: William Edgar Borah
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1865  - d. 19 January 1940
  
 The men American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try and tell them the truth 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The morning paper is just as necessary for an American as dew is to the grass. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. 
Author: Henry Boye
Nationality: American   
 The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises - it is a set of callenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The new Haitian baseball can't weigh more than four ounces or less than five. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 The NRA candidates lost the race for Governor in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois - three hunting states. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 The only thing we can do in America that is worse than ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia is to abolish the minimum wage. 
Author: Major Robert Odell Owens
Nationality: African-American
b. 28 June 1936
  
 The original ''crime'' of ''niggers'' and lesbians is that they prefer themselves. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love. 
Author: Bryant Charles Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 The Phillies beat the Cubs today in a doubleheader. That puts another keg in the Cubs' coffin. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts... nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. 
Author: H W. Westermayer
Nationality: American   
 The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 The president views this as a tragedy that has touched the lives of the American people, and as a reminder of the risks of space flight. The president does not see it as connected to other events around the world. 
Author: Ari Fleischer
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1960
  
 The problem that has no name - which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities - is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease. 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 The proliferation of support groups suggests to me that too many Americans are growing up in homes that do not contain a grandmother. A home without a grandmother is like an egg without salt and Helpists know it. They have jumped into the void left by the disappearance of morbid old ladies from the bosom of the American family. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 The prostitute is the only honest woman left in America. 
Author: Ti-Grace Atkinson
Nationality: American
b. 9 November 1938
  
 The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth. 
Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
Nationality: British
b. 24 March 1903  - d. 14 November 1990
  
 The qualities of courage and compassion that we strive for in America also determine our conduct abroad. Our founders dedicated this country to the cause of human dignity, the rights of every person and the possibilities of every life. This conviction leads us into the world to help the afflicted, and defend the peace, and confound the designs of evil men. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The question of whether or not there are caches of weapons of mass destruction appears to have become academic. The 'liberation' of the Iraqi people and not the elimination of WMD appears to be the rationale for the miseries inflicted on the Iraqi people. What will be the form of the new administration that will consolidate this 'liberation'? 
Author: Najmuddin A. Shaikh
Nationality: Pakistani
b. December 1939
  
 The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 The Republicans know theirs is the wrong agenda for African Americans. They don't even want to count you in the census. 
Author: Al Gore
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1948
  
 The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The root of the problem is very simply stated: if there were no sovereign independent states, if the states of the civilized world were organized in some sort of federalism, as the states of the American Union, for instance, are organized, there would be no international war as we know it. The main obstacle is nationalism. 
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Nationality: English
b. 26 December 1874  - d. 7 October 1967
  
 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. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 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. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colors breaking through. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 The term consumerism has been current since the middle 1960s, about the same length of time as the Department of Transportation itself. Literally interpreted, the word means 'an ideology based on the opposite of being productive.' This ideology has caused enormous changes in the American economy. At one time complaining was a cottage industry. The typical maker of complaints gave them to (or traded them with) friends and family members. Sometimes the complaints were sent to newspapers or included in prayers. Friends, family, the press and God then ignored the complaints. In the sixties, however, various consumer advocates began to help complainers find a market for their wares. There is only one organization that is required to take everyone and their complaints seriously. So the government became the foremost grumble customer. And it is, of course, the government's bureaucratic agencies who have to do the buying. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. 
Author: King Edward VIII
Nationality: British
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 28 May 1972
  
 The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The time is past when Christians in America can take a long spoon and hand the gospel to the black man out the back door. 
Author: Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 04 January 1890  - d. 10 September 1976
  
 The tragedy suffered by the United States is a tragedy to every democratic nation. 
Author: Ferenc Madl
Nationality: Hungarian
b. December 1931
  
 The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self- reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts; he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The United States remains the last best hope for a mankind plagued by tyranny and deprivation. America is no stronger than its people - and that means you and me. Well, I believe in you, and I believe that if we work together then one day we will say, ``We fought the good fight. We finished the race We kept the faith.'' And to our children and our children's children we can say, ``We did all that could be done in the brief time that was given to us here on earth 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 The US is not headed into a quagmire, it's already in one. 
Author: Jacob Heilbrunn
Nationality: American   
 The vitamin has been reified. A chemical intangible originally defined as a unit of nutritive value, it was long ago reified into a pill. Now it is a pill; no one except a few precise scientists define it as anything else. Once the vitamin became a pill, it became ''real'' according to the precepts of American Cartesianism: ''I swallow it, therefore it is.'' 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 The war is not going well. The Taliban have not yielded ground. Not a single important Taliban leader has been killed, or captured or has defected. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 The West is a tragedy relieved by interludes of comedy. Only a Homer could encompass the American West and sing its essence into one compact volume. 
Author: Dee Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1908  - d. 12 December 2002
  
 The White House is the finest prison in the world. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt. 
Author: Jesse Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1941
  
 The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 The world of antitrust is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland: Competition is branded as criminal when taken by businessment, yet praised as enlightened when initiated by the government. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class. 
Author: Judith Martin
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1938
  
 There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only one hundred per cent Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, But, boys, it is all hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 There is nothing new under the sun except the history people have forgotten. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 There is only one man in America that has to keep his pants up, and that's my husband. Other than that, I don't want to know about it. I really don't. I find it really unappetizing. It's nobody's business. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 There is someone warming up in the Giants' bullpen, but he's obscured by his number. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 There's no bigger trip than self-importance - to blind you, to decrease the energy of your art. 
Author: Jim Harrison
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1937
  
 There's two heads to every coin. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood, against the people, the society and the institutions of the United States are unprecedented in history. 
Author: Ferenc Madl
Nationality: Hungarian
b. December 1931
  
 These things I believe: That government should butt out. That freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant government will take it all away. That individual freedom demands individual responsibility. That government is (contrary to George W. Bush) not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil. That the executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid. That political parties have become close to meaningless. That government should work to insure the rights of the individual, not plot to take them away. That government should provide for the national defense and work to insure domestic tranquility. That foreign trade should be fair rather than free. That America should be wary of foreign entanglements. That the tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government. That states are the bulwark of our freedom. That states should have the right to secede from the Union. That once a year we should hang someone in government as an example to his fellows. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 These young Americans sent a message to terrorists everywhere... You can run but you can't hide. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 The founders proclaimed to all the world the revolutionary doctrine of the divine rights of the common man. That doctrine has ever since been the heart of the American faith. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 They say that something as small as a butterfly beating its wings in China can cause a hurricane in America, so maybe we should go to China and kill all the butterflies, just to be safe. 
Author: Ken Advent
Nationality: American   
 This American system of ours . . . call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it. 
Author: Al Capone
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 25 January 1947
  
 This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. That's what we were certain of. ... You see, even though it's an uncertain world, we're certain of some things. We're certain that even though the 'evil empire' may have passed, evil still remains. We're certain there are people that can't stand what America stands for. ... We're certain there are madmen in this world, and there's terror, and there's missiles and I'm certain of this, too: I'm certain to maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and I'm certain that under this administration, morale in the military is dangerously low. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 This is no time for gloating. Saddam has fallen. Many Iraqis are relieved. But the world is no safer. Indeed, it is a scarier place. Consider the words of the North Korean Foreign Ministry this week. 'The Iraqi war shows that to allow disarmament through inspections does not help avert war, but rather sparks it.' It concluded with unerring logic that 'only tremendous military deterrent force' can prevent attacks on nations that America dislikes. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 This is the lesson for other rogue states: arm to the teeth, develop nuclear weapons and spurn the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Then the US may desist from invasion. Compare the US's circumspect treatment of North Korea with its war against Iraq. North Korea has nuclear capacity; Iraq co-operated in a process of disarmament. The world does not need more weapons of mass destruction. But tragically this could be the ironic result of the US victory in Iraq. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 This isn't some fairy tale: when I kiss you, you don't wake up from a deep sleep and live happily ever after. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 This new terrorist threat to strike Americans on our own soil is a turning point. We cannot wait for terrorist to strike. We must prevent first, prosecute second. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 This was no war but a travesty. It was an invasion by 300,000 military forces to 'disarm' Saddam Hussein of his 'weapons of mass destruction'. It was not about 'regime change.' We know this because our Prime Minister, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said so, repeatedly, for months. And he wouldn't lie, would he? This was a 'war' to strip a 'rogue state' of biological and chemical weapons to keep them out of the hands of 'international terrorists' and 'other rogue states.' When Baghdad fell on the 22nd day of the Anglo-American invasion, with Australia's tiny force no more than the military tea lady, the outcome in numbers, as reported from US central command at Doha, Qatar: US forces 2555,000, British forces 45,000; Australian forces 2,000. Casualties: US 101 dead, 11 missing, seven captured; British 30 dead; Australian nil. Iraq military, between 5,000 and 10,000 dead (estimate) Iraq civilians 600 dead and 4,000 wounded (estimate). 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 Those amateur umpires are certainly flexing their fangs tonight. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind. We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories... but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted dTja vu. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life. 
Author: John Oliver Hobbes
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1906
  
 To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the [American] system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution; and, finally, the will of the Executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the laws. 
Author: John C. Calhoun
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1782  - d. 31 March 1850
  
 Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. 
Author: Alice May Brock
Nationality: American   
 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. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. 
Author: Henry J. Kaiser
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1882  - d. 24 August 1967
  
 True conservation provides for wise use by the general public.The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy.These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them. 
Author: George Aiken
Nationality: American
b. 20 August 1892  - d. 19 November 1984
  
 Truth-telling and persuasion are better instruments of action in American democracy than lying, control and demagogy as long as citizens respond to 'the better angels of our nature.' The presidency is the seat of power and an engine for policy making, but it is also a moral agent for the articulation of the ideals of American democracy. The character of American governmental institutions and political culture invites presidents to be moral leaders. 
Author: Ervin C. Hargrove
Nationality: American   
 Two generations of Iraqis have been destroyed by wars and by the economic sanctions. The people are exhausted. They will be victims of this war too. The US betrayed the Iraqi opposition in 1991 at the end of the Gulf War. It encouraged people to revolt, then failed to support them, and left them to suffer merciless reprisals from the regime. The US will not be easily trusted again. 
Author: Dr. Renwar Reben
Nationality: Kurdish   
 Two of the most searing quotes of the 'war' have emerged this week from the fog of deceit that has laid over everything the Bush White House has manipulated in ousting the Saddam regime. One was the courageous statement of Dr. Ameer Ali, the president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils: 'The Muslim people of Iraq are fodder for the war machines of America'. Nothing has been truer. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates. 
Author: Abbott Lawrence Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1856  - d. 01 June 1943
  
 Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Violence is as American as cherry pie. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 Wake up, America. 
Author: Augustus Peabody Gardner
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1865  - d. 14 January 1918
  
 War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War: God's way of teaching Americans geography. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 We Americans have faith in ourselves, but not in ourselves alone. We do not claim to know all the ways of providence, yet we can trust in them, placing our confidence in the loving God behind all of life and all of history. May he guide us now, and may God continue to bless the United States of America. Thank you. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. 
Author: Benjamin Harrison
Nationality: American
b. 20 August 1833  - d. 13 March 1901
  
 We Americans bear the ark of liberties of the world. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 We are confident that we can penetrate any enemy defenses with our missiles. We know that we are more than the equal of any nation in the world. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 We are fully aware, too fully aware, of our lack of contemporary identity. We are totally unsure of whether we are mini-Americans, emasculated Poms, or our own Zorbas. 
Author: Max Harris
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 April 1921  - d. 13 January 1995
  
 We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 We are outraged by terrorism, which threatens and devastates human lives and institutions in such a limitless fashion. 
Author: Ferenc Madl
Nationality: Hungarian
b. December 1931
  
 We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 We ended the rule of one of history's worst tyrants, and in so doing, we not only freed the American people, we made our own people more secure. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 We enjoy freedom and the rule of law on which it depends, not because we deserve it, but because others before us put their lives on the line to defend it. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it it the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witchhunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist. 
Author: Elwyn Brooks White
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1899  - d. 01 October 1985
  
 We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 We have seen that the American Constitution has changed, is changing, and by the law of its existence must continue to change, in its substance and practical working even when its words remain the same. 
Author: James Bryce
Nationality: British
b. 10 May 1838  - d. 22 January 1922
  
 We insist on the principle that no danger or crisis, foreign or domestic, will be solved by Americans surrendering more of their constitutional liberties, in the foolish hope that a bigger government will provide greater security. 
Author: Dr. Larry P. Arnn
Nationality: American   
 We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the American flag, and keep step to the music of the Union. 
Author: Rufus Choate
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1799  - d. 13 July 1859
  
 We might hypothetically possess ourselves of every technological resource on the North American continent, but as long as our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be ''revolutionary'' but not transformative. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 We want a president who is as much like an American tourist as possible. Someone with the same goofy grin, the same innocent intentions, the same naive trust; a president with no conception of foreign policy and no discernible connection to the U.S. government, whose Nice Guyism will narrow the gap between the U.S. and us until nobody can tell the difference. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 We want the spirit of America to be efficient; we want American character to be efficient; we want American character to display itself in what I may, perhaps, be allowed to call spiritual efficiency - clear, interested thinking and fearless action along the right lines of thought. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 We were so close to the edge, and as long as those vast arsenals of nuclear weapons remain, there's always a possibility that another Adolf Hitler could arise in one of these countries. A madman can get control of a country. We have a sex maniac in control of our country. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 We will work for a prosperity that is broadly shared, and we will answer every danger and every enemy that threatens the American people. In all these days of promise and days of reckoning, we can be confident. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 We're the party that wants to see an America in which people can still get rich. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 We're trying to show that we're not a little bit of England in America, but a place for Americans to gain a better perspective on their own history. 
Author: Louis Booker Wright
Nationality: American
b. December 1899  - d.  December 1984
  
 We've got the terrorists on the run. We're keeping them on the run. One by one the terrorists are learning the meaning of American justice. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. 
Author: Margot Asquith
Nationality: British
b. 2 February 1864  - d. 28 July 1945
  
 What a stirling performance by Andy Roddick - American - and Younes El Aynaoui - Morrocco - in an epic quarter-final, both on and off the court, with Younes so gracious in defeat and Andy equally humble in victory. True champs! 
Author: Edward Loong
Nationality: British   
 What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge? 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from' 
Author: Marilyn vos Savant
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1946
  
 What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending. 
Author: William Dean Howells
Nationality: American
b. 1 March 1837  - d. 11 May 1920
  
 What you are thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.Our faith comes in moments, yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences. 394 1030 Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 American Essayist, poet and philosopher Our faith comes in moments, yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences. 763 troy casey bagyesh patel 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity, intellect and resources -- to do something about them. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 What's right with America is a willingness to discuss what's wrong with America. 
Author: Harry C. Bauer
Nationality: American   
 Whatever action is required, whenever action is necessary, I will defend the freedom and security of the American people. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 When even one American who has done nothing wrong is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 When wars do come, they fall upon the many, the producing class, who are the sufferers. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly ... However, now there's a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there's too much freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 When you take an English girl to bed she gets up afterwards and says: 'Feel better now, luv? The Russian girl says:- 'You have possessed my body but never my soul'. The American girls says:- 'Hey honey, that was great. What was your name again? And the Australian girl says:- 'Aw, now you'll think I'm awful'. 
Author: Sue Rhodes
Nationality: American   
 When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. 
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Nationality: American
b. December 1938
  
 When your a politician, the worst slip is saying what you really think. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 Where is quality made? The answer is, by the top management. The quality of the output of a company cannot be better than the quality determined at the top. 
Author: William Edwards Deming
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1900  - d. 20 December 1993
  
 Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart. 
Author: John Agar
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1921  - d. 7 April 2002
  
 Who will not be deceived must have as many eyes as hairs on his head. 
Author: German Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Whoever kindles the flames of intolerance in America is lighting a fire underneath his own home. 
Author: Harold E. Stassen
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1907  - d. 4 March 2001
  
 Why is this thus? What is the reason of this thusness? 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 Why should we be frightened? No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than the living Americans, those Americans living in this land today. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that? 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 With breathtaking rapidity, we are destroying all that was lovely to look at and turning America into a prison house of the spirit. The affluent society, with relentless single-minded energy, is turning our cities, most of suburbia and most of our roadways into the most affluent slum on earth. 
Author: Eric Sevareid
Nationality: American
b. 26 November 1912  - d. 09 July 1992
  
 Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity. 
Author: Benno C. Schmidt Jr.
Nationality: American   
 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.'' 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 You Americans, you treat the Third World in the way an Iraqi peasant treats his new bride. Three days of honeymoon, and then it's off to the fields. 
Author: Saddam Hussein
Nationality: Iraqi
b. 28 April 1937  - d. 30 December 2006
  
 You can't run a government solely on a business basis... Government should be human. It should have a heart. 
Author: Herbert Henry Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 28 March 1878  - d. 05 December 1963
  
 You cannot make your opportunities concur with the opportunities of people whose incomes are ten times greater than yours. 
Author: Edward S. Martin
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1879  - d. 19 March 1967
  
 You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 You might feel proud, Prime Minister, but I do not, and I venture to suggest very many of our fellow Australians feel exactly the same as me. And I don't give a toss what the opinion polls say. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 You must act as if it is impossible to fail.0 
Author: Ashanti Proverb
Nationality: Australian   
 You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life. 
Author: Pete Rose
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1941
  
 You represent the people. You don't substitute your judgement for theirs. You use polling. 
Author: Andrew Mark Cuomo
Nationality: American
b. December 1957
  
 You see, eventually your music will help put an end to war and poverty, it will align the planets and bring them into universal harmony, allowing meaningful contact with all forms of life. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 You shake a slogan at an American and it's just like showing a hungry dog a bone. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil who is standing center stage advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. 
Author: Aaron Sorkin
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1961
  
 You won't find average Americans on the left or on the right. You'll find them at Kmart. 
Author: Zell Miller
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1932
  
 You've got to pity the poor Democrats in Congress. Most of them are on record against capital punishment, since they naturally don't want to diminish their constituent base. 
Author: Wes Pruden
Nationality: American   
 You've got to pity the poor Democrats in Congress. Most of them are on record against capital punishment, since they naturally donít want to diminish their constituent base. 
Author: Wes Pruden
Nationality: American   
 Young man, there is America - which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men, and uncouth manners; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 Your announcement that you are on your way to Tucson today, just 48 hours after a student at the University of Arizona shot and killed three professors and then himself, to hold ANOTHER big pro-gun celebration - this time to get out the vote for the NRA-backed Republican running for Congress - well, sir, I have to ask you: Have you no shame? 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Your children are not safe because one in six of them live in poverty, while Bush's friends and business partners make off with loot from the pension funds and the stock market. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 Your children are not safe because they saw us adults allow a man to steal the White House, and then we did nothing about it. They learned that lying and stealing are OK, but 'one person, one vote' is a sham. 
Author: Michael Moore
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1954
  
 California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 It rakes the slums of Asia to find the meanest slave on earth - the Chinese coolie - and imports him here to meet the free American in the Labor market, and still further widen the breach between the rich and the poor, still further to degrade white Labor. 
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Tyranny truly is a horror: an immense, endlessly bloody, endlessly painful, endlessly varied, endless crime against not humanity in the abstract but a lot of humans in the flesh. It is, as Orwell wrote, a jackboot forever stomping on a human face. I understand why some dislike the idea, and fear the ramifications of, America as a liberator. But I do not understand why they do not see that anything is better than life with your face under the boot. And that any rescue of a people under the boot (be they Afghan, Kuwaiti or Iraqi) is something to be desired. Even if the rescue is less than perfectly realized. Even if the rescuer is a great, overmuscled, bossy, selfish oaf. Or would you, for yourself, choose the boot? 
Author: Michael Kelly
Nationality: American
b. December 1957  - d.  December 2003
  
 The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian. 
Author: George Frost Kennan
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1904  - d. 17 March 2005
  
 The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere. 
Author: Jim Allen Hightower
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1943
  
 Everything that used to be a sin, is now a disease. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 And Now For Something Completely Different was supposed to be our entree into America. It failed in America but was a big success in England.  
Author: Terry Vance Gilliam
Nationality: British
b. 22 November 1940
  
 I was getting frustrated with America. It's interesting how as simple a thing as, like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days. 
Author: Terry Vance Gilliam
Nationality: British
b. 22 November 1940
  
 There I was back in American television with all of the restrictions. I managed to finish my contracted animation, but it was radio animation. 
Author: Terry Vance Gilliam
Nationality: British
b. 22 November 1940
  
 The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history. 
Author: Russell Lynes
Nationality: American
b. December 1910  - d.  December 1991
  
 Let me say with a Georgia accent that we cannot solve this problem if it requires a diplomatic passport to claim the rights of an American citizen. 
Author: Dean Rusk
Nationality: American
b. 9 February 1909  - d. 20 December 1946
  
 Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 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. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 America is promises to take! America is promises to us to take them. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves. 
Author: Marya Mannes
Nationality: American
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1990
  
 If the 1st Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. 
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.  
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 Jurors who are opposed to capital punishment are more likely to believe that a defendant's failure to testify is indicative of his guilt, more hostile to the insanity defense, more mistrustful of defense attorneys and less concerned about the danger of erroneous convictions. 
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.  
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process. 
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. 
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 It is too maddening. I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick, I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England? 
Author: John Edward Masefield
Nationality: English
b. 01 June 1878  - d. 12 May 1966
  
 We shall not sleep, though poppies grow: In Flanders fields. 
Author: Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae
Nationality: Canadian
b. 30 November 1872  - d. 28 January 1918
  
 A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners. 
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Nationality: American
b. 6 June 1913  - d. 20 December 1983
  
 Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Military pay has been allowed to lag behind to the point where career enlisted men with families to feed have been forced to resort to food stamps. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Most wars are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 America - just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before or in contra-distinction to, being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries? 
Author: Edith Wharton
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1862  - d. 11 August 1937
  
 Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Football brings out the sociologist that lurks in some otherwise respectable citizens. They say football is a metaphor for America's sinfulness. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 All God's chillun got shoes or can get them in Mrs Marcos's closet, which is large enough to house Mr and Mrs Duvalier, itinerant nonlaborers. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friends. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Pessimism is as American as apple pie-frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Scholars concede but cannot explain the amazing chemistry of Cub fans' loyalty. But their unique steadfastness through thin and thin has something to do with the team's Franciscan simplicity. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The future has a way of arriving unannounced. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The reformers' preferred metaphor is "leveling the playing field." They should listen to the logic of their language: fields are leveled by bulldozers. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The unpleasant sound Bush is emitting as he traipses from one conservative gathering to another is a thin, tinny "arf" - the sound of a lap dog. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Whatever right the Second Amendment protects is not as important as it was 200 years ago... The government should deconstitutionalize the subject by repealing the embarrasing Amendment. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 You really don't want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 He hasn't said whether he remembers the episode itself - or, if he doesn't, whether that is because it never happened or because it happened too often to keep track. More important, he hasn't said what he thinks about it all from the perspective of 2003. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 If sexual intercourse, as the poets tell us, began in 1963, it was another decade and a half before the American political system began to take notice. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In 1987 Gary Hart said, "Follow me around - you'll be bored." In 1991, Clarence Thomas was under oath and up for a lifetime court appointment. In 1997 Bill Clinton - well, take your pick. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In terms of his fitness for elected office, the fact that Schwarzenegger bragged about this episode in a published interview makes the question of whether it really happened almost irrelevant. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted Kennedy. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 A couple of weeks ago, the court ruled that states cannot exempt themselves from federal laws against the medical use of marijuana. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Arnold may be just surfing the zeitgeist: a swinger in the swinging '70s, a governor in the sober 2000s. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Did this parody of a testosterone fantasy really happen? But if it did happen, exactly as Arnold described it in 1977, it's pretty disgusting. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Each Supreme Court appointment by a Republican president seems to be "it." And yet "it" hasn't happened. Roe v. Wade - the high-water mark of liberal judicial activism - still stands. And on Thursday the court said a surprising "no thanks" to judicial activism, Republican style. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 It's disgusting even if it was consensual all around. It's disgusting even though Arnold wasn't married at the time. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 It's disgusting even if this amounts to applying the standards of the 21st century to events of the mid-1970s. Schwarzenegger isn't running for governor of California in 1975. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Liberals have long suspected that this was a decoy and that once conservatives had control of the federal courts they would twist their mustaches, laugh contemptuously and reveal the various policies they planned to impose by judicial fiat. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Kennedy challenged the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, for the 1980 Democratic nomination. But he was thought to be a "womanizer," and the press was in an agony of indecision about how to deal with adultery by a politician. Apparently this was something that never had happened before. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Like almost all assertions of federal power over the states, this one was based on the Constitution's commerce clause. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Like similar statements from George W. Bush about his drinking and Dan Quayle about evading the draft, Schwarzenegger has said he didn't know back then that he'd be running for governor today. Which works fine as an explanation, but fails miserably as exoneration. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Some sexual habits reflect an attitude toward other people, especially women, that is worth knowing about in the voting booth. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The case decided on Thursday, though, seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation. It was about the requirement that any government taking must have a "public purpose."  
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The equal protection clause was a handy tool because just about anything the government does or doesn't do can be framed as treating people unequally. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The court ruled, 5 to 4, that yuppification is a valid public purpose. Or at least it was reasonable for the city to promote yuppification. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 There were veiled and unexplained references to Kennedy's "private life" as a matter of potential concern. And there were earnest media-crit discussions about the issue of whether the issue should be an issue, which necessarily involved at least a hint or two of what exactly the issue might be. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 This arrangement reflected the majority view among journalists at the time that a politician's sex life was politically irrelevant. The minority view, mine among others, was the opposite. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 They can't take your house and give it to the mayor's mistress, even if they pay you for it. But they can, apparently, take your house and tear it down to make room for a development of trendy shops and restaurants, a hotel and so on. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 True, you can't nail Arnold on hypocrisy. He told this story on himself 26 years ago and hasn't troubled to deny it since it re-emerged. In fact, if there is any dishonesty here, it may be in the anecdote itself. 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 Who wouldn't like a few more Starbuckses in town? The four dissenters, O'Connor, Scalia, Thomas and the Chief, said: If this is a "public purpose," what in the world is not? 
Author: Michael Kinsley
Nationality: American
b. 09 March 1951
  
 The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 Did you ever notice they never take any fat hostages? You never see a guy coming out of Lebanon going: I was held hostage for seven months and I lost 175 pounds, I feel good and I look good and I learned self-discipline. That's the important thing. 
Author: Denis Leary
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1957
  
 Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list 
Author: Denis Leary
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1957
  
 The best pitch I ever heard about cocaine was back in the early eighties when a street dealer followed me down the sidewalk going 'I got some great blow man. I got the stuff that killed Belushi.' 
Author: Denis Leary
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1957
  
 It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice, and I am very used to English culture voice. So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's. 
Author: Christopher Plummer
Nationality: Canadian
b. 13 December 1929
  
 In America you can always find a party. In Russia the party always finds you. 
Author: Yakov Smirnoff
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1951
  
 Reading employment announcements of "Part-Time Woman: Wanted": "What a country! Even transvestites can get work. 
Author: Yakov Smirnoff
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1951
  
 A thousand different sorts of trees, with their fruit were to be met with, and of a wonderfully delicious odor. 
Author: Christopher Columbus
Nationality: Italian
b. 25 August 1451  - d. 20 May 1506
  
 After endless days of commuting on the freeway to an antiseptic, sealed-window office, there is a great urge to backpack in the woods and build a fire. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 In the middle ages, people took potions for their ailments. In the 19th century they took snake oil. Citizens of today's shiny, technological age are too modern for that. They take antioxidants and extract of cactus instead. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 In the old days one merely gawked at these unfortunates. Donahue's genius is to get them to talk. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 Fort Laramie is one of the posts established by the American Fur Company, who well-nigh monopolize the Indian trade of this whole region. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 The Ogallalla, the Brules, and other western bands of the Dakota, are thorough savages, unchanged by any contact with civilization. Not one of them can speak a European tongue, or has ever visited an American settlement. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans - the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.  
Author: Truman Capote
Nationality: American
b. 30 September 1924  - d. 25 October 1984
  
 Most contemporary novelists, especially the American and the French, are too subjective, mesmerized by private demons; they're enraptured by their navels and confined by a view that ends with their own toes. 
Author: Truman Capote
Nationality: American
b. 30 September 1924  - d. 25 October 1984
  
 Hospitality in the prairie country is not limited. Even if your enemy passes your way, you must feed him before you shoot him. 
Author: O. Henry
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1910
  
 There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. 
Author: O. Henry
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1910
  
 American and British troops handed out food to hundreds of Iraqis. Not surprisingly, Iraqis handed the British food back. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn't in their neighborhood. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Yesterday American and British troops handed out food to hundreds of Iraqis. Not surprisingly, the Iraqis handed the British food back. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me. I would do it whether I was in the public or not. It is the way I was taught. The American way. 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 I feel incompetent to perform duties which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other, all would be well with the country. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Outside of the Constitution we have no legal Literatureity more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Tyranny and despotism can be exercised by many, more rigourously, more vigourously, and more severely, than by one. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 I've been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of. 
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1894  - d. 10 January 1961
  
 Americans believe that if you know something, you should do something about it. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 Keeping off a large weight loss is a phenomenon about as common in American medicine as an impoverished dermatologist. 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Electricity is really just organized lightning. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a moron. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 In comic strips, the person on the right always speaks first. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 The status quo sucks. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Think off-center. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Weather forecast for tonight: dark. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on? 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Who decides when the applause should die down? It seems like it's a group decision; everyone begins to say to themselves at the same time, "Well, okay, that's enough of that." 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Marrying into money was not a good thing for me. 
Author: Anna Nicole Smith
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1967  - d. 08 February 2007
  
 As for poker, I've stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean's Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think "actor" and see some easy money. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 Honestly, if I get a vacation, I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 I want to do is a character-driven porn movie. It's all going to be about characters, and the porn's gonna grow all out of the character's and it's going to serve as character development. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was so desperate to get a job and couldn't and so it's kind of an anathema for me to turn down work. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 It's usually the exact same three things which are, the Scripts, the Director and the Role those are the three things I look for and really any two of them, If I get two of them that's usually enough, but definitely those are the things I look for. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 You become the poster child for tabloid magazines and once you're in their crosshairs, it really does put a stranglehold on your career because nobody wants to read about you every day in these magazines and then pay ten bucks to see your movie on a Friday night. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 The anxiety in which, for three days, London society existed, cannot be described. Telegrams were sent to America and Asia for news of Phileas Fogg. Messengers were dispatched to the house in Saville Row morning and evening. No news. 
Author: Jules Gabriel Verne
Nationality: French
b. 08 February 1828  - d. 24 March 1905
  
 And in the sixties, during the Vietnam war, when anarchists and pacifists and socialists, Democrats and Republicans, decent-hearted Americans, all recoiled with horror at the bloodbath, we came together. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 I feel that in my whole life I have never done anything of any conspiratorial nature and I resent very much and very deeply the implication of being called before this Committee that in some way because my opinions may be different from yours, that I am any less of an American than anyone else. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent this implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, or I might be a vegetarian, make me any less of an American. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked, especially under such compulsion as this. I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 Many Americans knew their lives and their souls were being struggled for, and they fought for it. And I felt I should carry on. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 Anything that we can do to raise personal savings is very much in the interest of this country. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in their professional and in their personal lives. But material success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it comes without exploiting others. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 If you're going to move to private accounts, which I approve of, I think you have to do it in a cautious, gradual way. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual foundations, enhances a person's ability to handle the more ambiguous and qualitative relationships that dominate our day-to-day financial decision-making. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 It is decidedly not true that "nice guys finish last," as that highly original American baseball philosopher, Leo Durocher, was alleged to have said. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 The Fact that our economical models at The Fed, the best in the world, have been wrong for fourteen straight quarters, does not mean they will not be right in the fifteenth quarter. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 We need, in effect, to make the phantom 'lock-boxes' around the trust fund, real. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 To refer to the Sun article. It seems to me so coarse and vulgar that it deserves no reply from any self-respecting Jew. 
Author: Emma Lazarus
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1849  - d. 19 November 1887
  
 Until we are all free, we are none of us free. 
Author: Emma Lazarus
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1849  - d. 19 November 1887
  
 I really like the way American football is run. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 On November 18, 1985, I was one of the best-known professional football players in America, and at 10 p.m. I was a hospital patient with a compound fracture of my leg, my career over. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Well, the way things are going, aside from wheat and auto parts, America's biggest export is now the Oscar. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 An awful lot of people come to college with this strange idea that there's no longer segregation in America's schools, that our schools are basically equal; neither of these things is true.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 First of all, I think there's a myth most college students are selfishly inclined to earning money quickly or so determined to make their way in the corporate world that they don't have any time or inclination to go out and do the decent things that are needed to change the world.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Even if you never do anything about this, you've benefited from an unjust system. You're already the winner in a game that was rigged to your advantage from the start. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Children are not simply commodities to be herded into line and trained for the jobs that white people who live in segregated neighborhoods have available. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 I am opposed to the use of public funds for private education.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 I think a lot of people don't have any idea of how deeply segregated our schools have become all over again. Most textbooks are not honest in what they teach our high school students. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign, morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those public funds to be used for any type of private school. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 I'd love to go back and teach primary school. I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there's no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 In a sense, those of us - and I've had a privileged education, too - those of us who have those benefits have to live with the uncomfortable knowledge that all our victories in life will be contaminated by the fact that we were winners in a game that was never played on a level playing field. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Nationally, overwhelmingly non-white schools receive $1,000 less per pupil than overwhelmingly white schools. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 The greatest difference between now and 1964, when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 What I tell these young people is, the world is not as dangerous as the older generation would like you to believe. Anyone I know who has ever taken a risk and lost a job has ended up getting a better one two years later. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself. 
Author: Dee Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1908  - d. 12 December 2002
  
 I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. 
Author: Orson Scott Card
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1951
  
 In America you can say anything you want - as long as it doesn't have any effect. 
Author: Paul Goodman
Nationality: American
b. 09 September 1911  - d. 02 August 1972
  
 Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in. 
Author: James Barrett Reston
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1909  - d. 6 December 1995
  
 Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news. 
Author: James Barrett Reston
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1909  - d. 6 December 1995
  
 America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 It was one of history's great love stories, the mutually profitable romance which Hollywood and bohunk America conducted almost in the dark, a tapping of fervent messages through the wall of the San Gabriel Range. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 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. 
Author: Jacques Martin Barzun
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1907
  
 There are some people who think it does not belong there at all, there are some who wonder how I got there with it and what I think I am going to be able to do, and there are some who think the baby carriage is the symbol of bolshevism instead of the symbol of the home and the future of America. 
Author: Grace Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1878  - d. 19 June 1939
  
 The widowed daughter of our host lost heavily by the failure of certain American securities. The tea to which we had been bidden was simply a cup of tea, served without a table. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 If a prospective Presidential approach can't be explained clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn't been thought through well enough. If not well understood by the American people, it probably won't "sail" anyway. Send it back for further thought. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate are not there by accident. Each managed to get there for some reason. Learn what it was and you will know something important about them, about our country and about the American people. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Public servants are paid to serve the American people. Do it well. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 You're not anyone in America unless you're on TV. 
Author: Nicole Kidman
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 June 1967
  
 My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 America is a land where men govern, but women rule.  
Author: John Mason Brown
Nationality: American
b. 03 July 1900  - d. 16 March 1969
  
 The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 There are no second acts in American lives. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 I think we have some serious problems now, but, if you look back over the last thirty or forty years that my book deals with, I think we are in better shape now than we would have been if all of those cases had not come down. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 CBS exhausted the Texas courts. They went from the trial court to the intermediate court to the highest court. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail to defend confidential sources. Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this. But I can't say that's the norm. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I mean the idea of this is that it's a good thing for the public to hear interviews like this and that there will be an inevitable amount of fewer interviews if people that the press talks to wind up thinking, well, it's not really a CBS correspondent. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I can tell you, having been in court today in New York, that the requests for the video outtakes have been dropped. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn't really have enough of that. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I decided that these are not secrets in the sense that once you know what the strategy was you'll be able next time to feed i 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I really believe that a lawyer - no matter how good - if he or she is really worth their weight in salt, they will lose some cases because, after all, it is not really one of those secretive things that not everything is decided by who your lawyer is. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I really did try to write it so that an educated public that cares about issues like this doesn't have to be a lawyer and can read it and understand it. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I really do think that if we had lost that case we would really live in a country that would be really quite different. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I think that it is important for people to understand that whether a good-guy or a bad-guy wins a case is less important than what the law is that the case results in. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I thought I could do that by telling stories of some of the cases that established those principles on a real life on the ground basis. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 It is not to benefit CBS, not to benefit its reporters. On this one, the entire basis of it is this is a way to get more information, more important information to the public. And that's why so many states recognize this. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I try to do that in this book without preaching - to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 This is going right to the police. So, it's a very dangerous precedent. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 The government understands - every government, every administration, both parties, understands - that that power, they just don't have. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 It's a competing interest that matters. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail? 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 The principle though remains the same, and the important thing is CBS fought hard, very hard, to protect that principle and will fight again. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 It's not like learning how to hit a curve ball in baseball. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 No other country in the world gives protection like that, but it is not absolute protection. People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits, and in those cases I think they ought to win. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 My role in it was not as central as it was in some of the later cases considering I was younger then and I was playing a role of co-counsel on the case.  
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are made in America 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America. They are rare in the history of the world. There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 In August 1967 I spent a few days in New Delhi, visiting a friend who had been a law school classmate seven years earlier. She was a princess - a genuine one, from a still-powerful regal family. In New York, when we were studying together, I had taken her to a Yankee game. In New Delhi she reciprocated by taking me to her fortune-teller - not just hers, but that of a bevy of Indian leaders, including former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter and successor as prime minister, Indira Gandhi.... Before I was thirty-five, he said, I would go to my country's capital to work on something that was important. The work, he said, would make me famous. It was not the sort of prediction that one entirely forgets. I was then thirty-one. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 I then described two of my favorite First Amendment cases, the first of which was the 1966 Supreme Court ruling in Mills v. Alabama.... The other case was commenced by a Miami labor leader, Pat Tornillo, who was a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives. The Miami Herald had published editorials criticizing Tornillo; the union leader had responded by demanding that the Herald publish, verbatim, replies he had written to each editorial. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 Well, in Nevada we do not have a juvenile jurisdiction. If you commit murder or attempted murder and you're a child, the juvenile court has no jurisdiction. You go right to adult court.ed with dignity as Americans, and that has to do with the educational process of people on the bench, lawyers, people in law enforcement and people that have to do with the system. 
Author: Judge Mills Lane
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1936
  
 Well, I think you've get to get people on the bench, and the police and people in law enforcement to recognize that we're all Americans. We're not black Americans, white Americans, red Americans: We're all Americans. 
Author: Judge Mills Lane
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1936
  
 Between 9 and 10 AM the American radio is concerned almost exclusively with love. It seems a little like ending breakfast with a stiff bourbon. 
Author: Dean Acheson
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1893  - d. 12 October 1971
  
 The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands. 
Author: Spiro Agnew
Nationality: American
b. 9 November 1918  - d. 17 September 1996
  
 America sees the absurdities - she sees the kingdoms of Europe, disturbed by wrangling sectaries, or their commerce, population and improvements of every kind cramped and retarded, because the human mind like the body is fettered 'and bound fast by the chords of policy and superstition': She laughs at their folly and shuns their errors: She founds her empire upon the idea of universal toleration: She admits all religions into her bosom - She secures the sacred rights of every individual; and - astonishing absurdity to Europeans!, she sees a thousand discordant opinions live in the strictest harmony. It will finally raise her to a pitch of greatness and lustre, before which the glory of ancient Greece and Rome shall dwindle to a point, and the splendor of modern Empires fade into obscurity. 
Author: Noah Webster
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1758  - d. 28 April 1843
  
 I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans. 
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair.  
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future. 
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences.  
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 We've got to focus on people as people. We've got to get beyond this ethnic thing. We're all Americans, and we've got to recognize that. 
Author: Judge Mills Lane
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1936
  
 In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago. Yet we have done so much in only a few years, and we will continue to do so in the future, to prevent such attacks on America. 
Author: George Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1952
  
 I am confident that with the wholesome character of our American people, justice will prevail and liberty will endure. 
Author: George Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1952
  
 If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience. 
Author: Tallulah Brockman Bankhead
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1902  - d. 12 December 1968
  
 I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big. 
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties. 
Author: Edward Albee
Nationality: American
b. 12 March 1928
  
 When I see an American flag flying, it's a joke. 
Author: Robert Altman
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1925  - d. 20 November 2006
  
 I wanted to give something back to society, the community at large. Literacy Volunteers of America and literacy became a means of doing that. 
Author: Wally Amos
Nationality: American
b. 1 July 1936
  
 At about that time I discovered Hawaii Literacy, which was using the Laubach Literacy method of teaching adults to read, but had no association with Literacy Volunteers of America. 
Author: Wally Amos
Nationality: American
b. 1 July 1936
  
 On April 10th, 1979 I became the national spokesperson of Literacy Volunteers of America.  
Author: Wally Amos
Nationality: American
b. 1 July 1936
  
 The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 If that's there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.  
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul. We're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Geologists have a saying - rocks remember. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.  
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Our autopilot was taking us into a very large crater, about the size of a big football stadium with steep slopes on the crater, covered with very large rocks about the size of automobiles. That was not the kind of place I wanted to try to make the first landing. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.  
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Research is creating new knowledge. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated to doing the perfect job, and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die. 
Author: Margot Asquith
Nationality: British
b. 2 February 1864  - d. 28 July 1945
  
 I too have a certain idea of America. Moreover, I would not feel entitled to say that of any other country, except my own. This is not just sentiment, though I always feel ten years younger - despite the jet-lag - when I set foot on American soil: there is something so positive, generous, and open about the people - and everything actually works. I also feel, though, that I have in a sense a share of America. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 The role of Ronald Reagan had been deliberately diminished; the role of the Europeans, who, with the exception of Helmet Kohl, were often keen to undermine America when it mattered, had been sanitized; and the role of Mr. Gorbachev, who had failed spectacularly in his declared objective of saving communism and the Soviet Union, had been absurdly misunderstood. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Major international interventions are doomed unless the US is directly or indirectly involved. But if American politicians, officials and servicemen are to be put at risk of arrest and prosecution, the United States will be most reluctant to act in order to curb aggression or prevent genocide. So the effect of the court may well be to diminish, not increase, the numbers of - in the words of the UN Secretary General - 'innocents of distant wars and conflicts'. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 If the Europeans truly wish to improve their NATO contribution they can show it simply enough. They can establish professional armed forces, like those of the UK. And they can acquire more advanced technology. Indeed, unless that happens soon the gulf between the European and US capabilities will yawn so wide that it will not be possible to share the same battlefield. Alas, I do not think that sharing battlefields with our American friends - but rather disputing global primacy with them - is what European defence plans are truly about. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 With all due respect to the drafters of the American Declaration of Independence, all men and women are not created equal, at least in regard to their characters, abilities and aptitudes. And if they were, their family and cultural backgrounds - not to mention the effect of mere chance - would soon change that. On one thing, nature and nurture agree: we are all different. If this is unjust, then life is unjust. But, though one hears this expression - usually in the form of the complaint that 'life is unfair' - it really means nothing. In the same vein, someone once said to Voltaire, 'Life is hard.' To which is replied: 'Compared with what? 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Some of America's advances, particularly in the area of free speech, that have been achieved by centuries of popular struggle, are to be admired. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 It's apparent that there's something more than political beliefs propelling people such as Kerry to make outbursts, DNC Chairman Howard Dean to scream and the DailyKos to conduct an online jihad against Joe Lieberman. Diagnosis: Anger. But anger is not a political ideology and it's not enough to win American elections." 
Author: Jed Babbin
Nationality: American   
 God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia. 
Author: Russell Crowe
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 7 April 1964
  
 Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House. I wonder if our politicians who speak so lightly of a Japanese-American war, have confidence as to the outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 I hope we don't ever just kind of become Stepford Americans where everybody is just kind of going along and nodding their heads. 
Author: Phil Calvin McGraw
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1950
  
 If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does. 
Author: Phil Calvin McGraw
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1950
  
 American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music. 
Author: Boz Scaggs
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1944
  
 The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 I don't think American Idol has anything to do with records. I don't think it's determining what kids are listening to. 
Author: Justin Timberlake
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1981
  
 I guess my blues background has led me to singers like Ray Charles and Bobby Bland, T-Bone Walker. Those kind of musicians from that era. They have certainly drifted into the American songbook from time to time. 
Author: Boz Scaggs
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1944
  
 CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there's a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn't work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he's a journalist and not a police agent. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 Even knowing what I know now, I wouldn't hesitate to use nuclear weapons against America's enemies. I'd wipe 'em out. You're gonna kill innocent people at the same time, but we've never fought a damn war anywhere in the world where they didn't kill innocent people. That's their tough luck for being there. 
Author: Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 23 February 1915  - d. 1 November 2007
  
 The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness, in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life, is indifferent. Whereas, the European hasn't got so much care in him, so he cares much more for life and living. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon. 
Author: Saddam Hussein
Nationality: Iraqi
b. 28 April 1937  - d. 30 December 2006
  
 We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons. 
Author: Saddam Hussein
Nationality: Iraqi
b. 28 April 1937  - d. 30 December 2006
  
 My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way 
Author: Al Capone
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 25 January 1947
  
 The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 He, as Foreign Minister, was swanning around the United States of America with Shirley MacLaine or trying to crash one of Ted Kennedy's parties...and he was trying to play statesman...while he swanned around, and then he made a cowardly attack upon the former Prime Minister before slinking back into his cabinet. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president. 
Author: James Carville
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1944
  
 I think that America will not trust a party to defend America that isn't willing to defend itself. 
Author: James Carville
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1944
  
 A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 From what we've heard about George W., he has a lot issues that he wants to run on. They're positive. They're good. He thinks he's got a good vision for America. 
Author: Barbara Olson
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1955  - d. 11 September 2001
  
 I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat. 
Author: Babe Ruth
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1895  - d. 16 August 1948
  
 I was born at a time when an American male had so many advantages and opportunities that weren't available to men before or after, just a very brief period. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either.  
Author: David Letterman
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1947
  
 I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system. 
Author: David Brinkley
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1920  - d. 11 June 2003
  
 It is impressive to see how many Latinos are in the U.S. military. This is the most integrated institution in American society. 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 I do not think it is for me, a foreigner, to indicate to the United States the time, the measures, or the men by whom Slavery shall be abolished. Still, as the persevering enemy of despotism everywhere, and under all its forms, I am pained and astonished by the fact that the freest people in the world is, at the present time, almost the only one among civilized and Christian nations which yet maintains personal servitude; and this while serfdom itself is about disappearing, where it has not already disappeared, from the most degraded nations of Europe. An old and sincere friend of America, I am uneasy at seeing Slavery retard her progress, tarnish her glory, furnish arms to her detractors, compromise the future career of the Union which is the guaranty of her safety and greatness, and point out beforehand to her, to all her enemies, the spot where they are to strike. As a man, too, I am moved at the spectacle of man's degradation by man, and I hope to see the day when the law will grant equal civil liberty to all the inhabitants of the same empire, as God accords the freedom of the will, without distinction, to the dwellers upon earth. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.  
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 I think for us to get American military personnel involved in a civil war inside Iraq would literally be a quagmire. Once we got to Baghdad, what would we do? Who would we put in power? What kind of government? Would it be a Sunni government, a Shia government, a Kurdish government? Would it be secular, along the lines of the Baath party, would it be fundamentalist Islamic? I do not think the United States wants to have U.S. military forces accept casualties and accept responsibility of trying to govern Iraq. I think it makes no sense at all. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 We have to make America the best place in the world to do business. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true. 
Author: James T. Farrell
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1904  - d. 22 October 1979
  
 In the restaurant on the Rue Saint-Augustin, M. Mirande - Parisian actor and gourmand Yves Mirande - would dazzle his juniors, French and American, by dispatching a lunch of raw Bayonne ham and fresh figs, a hot sausage in crust, spindles of filleted pike in a rich rose sauce Nantua, a leg of lamb larded with anchovies, artichokes on a pedestal of foie gras, and four or five kinds of cheese, with a good bottle of Bordeaux and one of champagne, after which he would call for the Armagnac and remind Madame to have ready for dinner the larks and ortolans she had promised him, with a few langoustes and a turbot -- and, of course, a fine civet made from the marcassin, or young wild boar, that the lover of the leading lady in his current production had sent up from his estate in the Sologne. "And while I think of it, we haven't had any woodcock for days, or truffles baked in the ashes, and the cellar is becoming a disgrace - no more '34s and hardly any '37s. Last week, I had to offer my publisher a bottle that was far too good for him, simply because there was nothing between the insulting and the superlative 
Author: A. J. Liebling
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1904  - d. 28 December 1963
  
 I can never be anything else but an American, and I must think of the United States first, and when I think of the United States first in an arrangement like this I am thinking of what is best for the world, for if the United States fails, the best hopes of mankind fail with it. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives, and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 Lincoln did more than any other man to put the stamp of righteousness, to put the stamp of compassion, on the name of America. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 National I must remain, and in that way I like all other Americans can render the amplest service to the world. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 True Americanism recognizes the enormous gravity of the social and labor problems which confront us. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 True Americanism is opposed utterly to any political divisions resting on race and religion. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 You may call me selfish if you will, conservative or reactionary, or use any other harsh adjective you see fit to apply, but an American I was born, an American I have remained all my life. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged. 
Author: Luther Standing Bear
Nationality: Native American
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1939
  
 I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire. 
Author: Charles Olson
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1910  - d. 10 January 1970
  
 I had no chance of being mysterious at all. I used to put on accents. I pretended to be American because I thought they'd be impressed. 
Author: Robbie Coltrane
Nationality: Scottish
b. 30 March 1950
  
 In American Heart. I sang in that. I sang in The Fabulous Baker Boys, just a few little things. 
Author: Jeff Bridges
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1949
  
 I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they're not given the information. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 Americans accept that gangsters are running the government. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision. 
Author: Bela Lugosi
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 20 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1956
  
 Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 But if a politician were to say, well, I'm just concerned with America's national interest, then there would be a different kind of argument. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 It's also much clearer how much damage the occupation of Iraq is doing to America's reputation and prestige around the world; and that's just starting now to hit home in the United States. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 What you could say, and what I do argue in the book, is that he doesn't have as much concern for the lives of Iraqis as he does for the lives of Americans, or even frozen American embryos. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance to a record and then rate it. We called ourselves Tom and Jerry. I was Jerry. 
Author: Paul Simon
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1941
  
 I continue to believe that the American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. 
Author: William Edward Simon
Nationality: American
b. 27 November 1927  - d. 3 June 2000
  
 I think if I were over there in America, protest music would be more important. But I'm not going. 
Author: Nina Simone
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1933  - d. 21 April 2003
  
 Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking. 
Author: Nina Simone
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1933  - d. 21 April 2003
  
 Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Contrary to what you've just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy. If you'd like to learn more about war, there's lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool, gory pictures. 
T.V. Series: The Simpsons
Nationality: American   
 I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed, worked and separated without America taking them to its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part. 
Author: David Bowie
Nationality: English
b. 8 January 1947
  
 These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks. 
Author: Jimmy Buffett
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1946
  
 I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams. 
Author: Pico Iyer
Nationality: British
b. December 1957
  
 I don't think anything changes until ideas change. The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something is wrong with the person. 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 I know my own deficiencies, one of which is that I had lived away from America for such a long time. It's called expatriate 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition. 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. 
Author: Tom Lehrer
Nationality: American
b. 9 April 1928
  
 I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets. 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun. 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 It's like an American tradition. A person gets successful and then he's supposed to change for the worse. It's silly. 
Author: Barbra Streisand
Nationality: American
b. 24 April 1942
  
 America is the best half-educated country in the world. 
Author: Nicholas Murray Butler
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1862  - d. 7 December 1947
  
 People nowadays have such high hopes of America and the political conditions obtaining there that one might say the desires, at least the secret desires, of all enlightened Europeans are deflected to the west, like our magnetic needles. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Even in political considerations, now-a-days, you have stronger motives to feel interested in the fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful. 
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 Internationally, America changed the international gold standard from monetary standard from gold to paper gold. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 These days I see America identified more and more with material things, less and less with spiritual standards. These days I see America acting abroad as an arrogant, selfish, greedy nation interested only in guns and dollars, not in people and their hopes and aspirations. We need a faith that dedicates us to something bigger and more important than ourselves or our possessions. Only if we have that faith will we be able to guide the destiny of nations in this the most critical period of world history. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to Literatureity and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 If the colony of Liberia were able to receive thousands of new inhabitants every year, and if the Negroes were in a state to be sent thither with advantage; if the Union were to supply the society with annual subsidies, and to transport the Negroes to Africa in government vessels, it would still be unable to counterpoise the natural increase of population among the blacks; and as it could not remove as many men in a year as are born upon its territory within that time, it could not prevent the growth of the evil which is daily increasing in the states. The Negro race will never leave those shores of the American continent to which it was brought by the passions and the vices of Europeans; and it will not disappear from the New World as long as it continues to exist. The inhabitants of the United States may retard the calamities which they apprehend, but they cannot now destroy their efficient cause. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 The Jews, as a class, violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department, and also Department orders, are hereby expelled from the Department. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America. 
Author: David Ben-Gurion
Nationality: Israeli
b. 16 October 1886  - d. 1 December 1973
  
 In North America, numerous Indigenous communities which 30 years ago were mired in poverty, today are prospering. 
Author: Malcolm Fraser
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 May 1930
  
 We won't just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans. 
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door? 
Author: Tyra Banks
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1973
  
 It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage. 
Author: Isadora Duncan
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1878  - d. 14 September 1927
  
 The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking. 
Author: Isadora Duncan
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1878  - d. 14 September 1927
  
 The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood. 
Author: Denzel Washington
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1954
  
 The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered deeply. Finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced. 
Author: Elinor Glyn
Nationality: British
b. 17 October 1864  - d. 23 September 1943
  
 America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 What family you were born into matters so much more than it did before in a perverse way. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.  
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 The rich don't exploit the poor. They just out-compete them. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 When you cover politics, you realize that knowing how to talk about character matters more and more. The way we hold ideas is more important than the ideas. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 I'm tired and nervous and I'm in America. Here you don't know that you live. 
Author: Greta Garbo
Nationality: American
b. December 1905  - d.  December 1990
  
 The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: Is this all? 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America. 
Author: Michael Caine
Nationality: British
b. 14 March 1933
  
 I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop. 
Author: Michael Caine
Nationality: British
b. 14 March 1933
  
 I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans. 
Author: Michael Caine
Nationality: British
b. 14 March 1933
  
 January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out. 
Author: Michael Caine
Nationality: British
b. 14 March 1933
  
 The view from my apartment, was the World Trade Center, and now it's gone, and they attacked it. This symbol of American ingenuity, and strength, and labor, and imagination and commerce, and it is gone. But you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. The view from the South of Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. You can't beat that. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote - so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No. 1. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition, even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands of voters who supported him by voting for Nader.  
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 If you watch the news and don't like it, then this is your counter program to the news. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I've always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I'm too short to host a late-night talk show. It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Insomnia is my greatest inspiration. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit, giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices they didn't even know they had. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action, and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who's gonna wanna work?  
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they're going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I can be in 20 movies. But I'll never be an actor. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I heard Dennis Kucinich say in a debate, 'When I'm president... and I just wanted to stop him and say, 'Dude.' 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I was born with an adult head and a tiny body. Like a 'Peanuts' character. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 I'm not just a boy toy. I have feelings and dreams like anybody else. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Yesterday, the president met with a group he calls the coalition of the willing. Or, as the rest of the world calls them, Britain and Spain. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops, and you're the one who has to fix it! 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people. There are people that argue on the web for hours about who their favorite character on "Friends" is. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night? 
Author: Jack Kerouac
Nationality: American
b. 12 March 1922  - d. 21 October 1969
  
 There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you've got to work hard to do it. 
Author: Dean George Cain
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1966
  
 Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it. 
Author: Herman Cain
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1945
  
 We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion. 
Author: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1900  - d. 10 March 1948
  
 Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We're too few because too many of our babies have been killed. Over 45 million since Roe v. Wade in 1973. If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security. Still, we watch as 3,700 babies are killed every single day in America. It is unbelievable that a nation under God would allow this. 
Author: Zell Miller
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1932
  
 Keep America Beautiful...Burn a Billboard. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 I want to rebuild this country and I want to start with, on the one hand, a rebuilding of the physical America, the infrastructure. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 I want to rebuild America. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 I think it does suggest that the American people really do want to listen to somebody who actually has some solutions, some answers, and gives them some hope. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 I believe that our message of rebuilding America is one that will resonate with the American people. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 I think Americans want to believe in this country again. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 Sex is more explicit everywhere...except in real life.  
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead of British, and the cars European instead of American. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 I think the American people have become more reliant upon government and less reliant upon themselves and that they now tend to put security ahead of freedom, but I think freedom is the most important aspect of our lives. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 The best thing going for us is Al Gore. I cannot conceive how the American people could elect him. On the other hand, I couldn't conceive how they could elect a Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton - especially Clinton in '96. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 A lot of times when we work overseas we tend to put the experience of someone who lives overseas, a Chinese person or a Korean person or a Bosnian person, within the prism of an American life. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do, if anything, to help the Croatian army, because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia, not the Bosnian army. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 In some ways the domestic reporting is a lot easier because Americans will talk to you about anything. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 On the other hand, the scrutiny that local coverage comes under in America is much higher than foreign coverage. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 One of the problems that we have as American journalists is that we bring the American cultural baggage with us and we plop it down and it follows us around and that's just a fact of life. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it's such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can't enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain. America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea. O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose stern impassion'd stress A thorough?fare for freedom beat Across the wilderness. America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw, Confirm thy soul in self control, Thy liberty in law. O beautiful for heroes prov'd In liberating strife, Who more than self their country lov'd And mercy more than life. America! America! May God thy gold reflne Till all success be nobleness, And ev'ry gain divine. O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years, Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears. America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.  
Author: Katherine Lee Bates
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1859  - d. 28 March 1929
  
 Europe's the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 American and Indian, Boer and Zulu, Cossack and Tartar, New Zealander and Maori, - in each case the victor, horrible though many of his deeds are, has laid deep the foundations for the future greatness of a mighty people. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 It is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Good evening Mr and Mrs America, from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 "Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way ('Nick-louse Veert'), Americans invariably mangle it into 'Nickel's Worth.' This is to say that Europeans call me by name, but Americans call me by value. 
Author: Niklaus Wirth
Nationality: Swiss
b. 15 February 1934
  
 If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say: the process whereby American girls turn into American women. 
Author: Christopher Hampton
Nationality: British
b. 26 January 1946
  
 I'm from America. Please don't hold that against me. 
Author: Greg Proops
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1959
  
 If all this oppression and all this sin and shame are perpetrated under the eye of the German God, or the American God, or the British God, and if our states do not feel obliged first to lay aside their claim to be "Christian' - then the name of Jesus is blasphemed and made a mockery. And the Christianity of our states is blasphemed and made a mockery before those poor people. The name of Jesus has become a curse, and our Christianity - yours and mine - has become a falsehood and a disgrace, if the crimes are not atoned for in the very place where they were instigated. For every person who committed an atrocity in Jesus' name, someone must step in to help in Jesus' name; for every person who robbed, someone must bring a replacement; for everyone who cursed, someone must bless. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 How America abounded with beasts of prey, and noxious Animals, yet contained not in it that necessary creature, a Horse, is very strange. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 Who know that three full Folio's are yet too little, and how New Herballs fly from America upon us, from persevering enquirers. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 But oft-times fain to wander in the America and untravelled parts of truth. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 The Huntsmen are up in America, and they are already past their first sleep in Persia. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 That great antiquity America lay buried for a thousand years; and a large part of the earth is still in the Urn unto us. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 When Africa shall no longer sell out its Blacks to be Slaves and drudges to the American Tracts. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 When America shall cease to send out its treasure but employ it instead in American Pleasure. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 That is when America shall be better civilized, new policied and divided between great Princes, it may come to pass that they will no longer suffer their Treasure of Gold and Silver to be sent out to maintain the Luxury of Europe and other parts: but rather employ it to their own advantages, in great Exploits and Undertakings, magnificent Structure, Wars, or Expeditions of their own. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 When England and America shall have braced the policy of free industry the whole fabric of monopoly the world over will totter to its fall. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 O my America! my new-found land. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 Licence my roving hands, and let them go Before, behind, between, above, below. O, my America, my Newfoundland My kingdom, safest when with one man mann'd, My mine of precious stones, my empery; How am I blest in thus discovering thee ! To enter in these bonds, is to be free ; Then, where my hand is set, my soul shall be. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 A few hours ago, the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America voted 260 to 167 to completely gut the Constitution of its separation of powers and violate numerous other clauses because they thought it was important enough to keep 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't think people would've done that for our political heritage or anything else. They did it because they want God in their government because it stands for a religious view that they adhere to, and they want to see that religious view espoused by government, which is exactly what the Establishment Clause forbids. 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 In America, if you're an atheist, you lose 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 They were turned into second-class citizens by a government that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God. 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Nothing could make me forget what the Reagan years had actually been like. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 One of the many problems with the American left has been its image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 How dare he say, for example, that the Antichrist is already present amongst us, and is an adult male Jew, while all of the time fawning on the worst elements of Israel with his other hand pumping anti-semitic innuendos into American politics, along with his friend Robertson and Graham... And encouraging, encouraging, encouraging the most extreme theocratic fanatics and maniacs on the West Bank and in Gaza not to give an inch of what he thought of was holy land to a people that already lived there, undercutting and ruining every democrat and secularist in the Jewish state in the name of God. He has done an enormous disservice. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young and they go to the cinema to see the sort of romance or adventure that appeals to them. It's not an intellectual cinema in America. But one mustn't be too greedy. One wants to be stimulated by the work as long as there is something to give. I think you have to be as flexible as possible. Perhaps you don't get handed the big American productions, but, quite honestly, who would want to be in a lot of them? Many of them are just puerile teenage filler, and they're not fascinating to be in. To be used in a part without depth is a frustrating feeling, when you know you have something to give, and the camera just sort of brushes past you, and doesn't get what you have to give. Most actresses I know are frustrated, but you have to adapt to the reality. I go and find a small part in something I find interesting, or find an independent film. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken. 
Author: Barry White
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1944  - d. 4 July 2003
  
 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 naive, I feel! 
Author: Eddie Izzard
Nationality: British
b. 7 February 1962
  
 Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education. 
Author: Paul Erd?s
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 26 March 1913  - d. 30 September 1996
  
 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. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn't that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you're average - hey, let's get a pizza!  
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 A poll earlier this year showed that 42 per cent of Americans believe we're in the End Times. 
Author: Andrew Denton
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1960
  
 Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 I'm definitely more influenced by European writers than I am by American writers, there's no doubt about that. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 It is tragic that many in America think of us - Christians - as being people who hate others. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 If a working class Englishman saw a bloke drive past in a Rolls-Royce, he'd say to himself 'Come the social revolution and we'll take that away from you, mate'. Whereas if his American counterpart saw a bloke drive past in a Cadillac he'd say 'One day I'm going to own one of those'. To my way of thinking the first attitude is wrong. The latter is right. 
Author: Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 December 1937  - d. 26 December 2005
  
 I have lived in Germany and know its language and literature, and the spirit and ideals of its rulers. Having given many years to a study of American capitalism, I am not blind to the defects of my own country; but, in spite of these defects, I assert that the difference between the ruling class of Germany and that of America is the difference between the seventeenth century and the twentieth. No question can be settled by force, my pacifist friends all say. And this in a country in which a civil war was fought and the question of slavery and secession settled! I can speak with especial certainty of this question, because all my ancestors were Southerners and fought on the rebel side; I myself am living testimony to the fact that force can and does settle questions - when it is used with intelligence. In the same way I say if Germany be allowed to win this war - then we in America shall have to drop every other activity and devote the next twenty or thirty years to preparing for a last-ditch defence of the democratic principle. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 I know you are brave and unselfish people, making sacrifices for a great principle but I cannot join you. I believe in the present effort which the allies are making to suppress German militarism. I would approve of America going to their assistance. I would enlist to that end, if ever there be a situation where I believe I could do more with my hands than I could with my pen. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 American capitalism is predatory, and American politics are corrupt: The same thing is true in England and the same in France; but in all these three countries the dominating fact is that whatever the people get ready to change the government, they can change it. The same thing is not true of Germany, and until it was made true in Germany, there could be no free political democracy anywhere else in the world - to say nothing of any free social democracy. My revolutionary friends who will not recognize this fact seem to me like a bunch of musicians sitting down to play a symphony concert in a forest where there is a man-eating tiger loose. For my part, much as I enjoy symphony concerts, I want to put my fiddle away in its case and get a rifle and go out and settle with the tiger. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 The American People will take Socialism, but they won't take the label. I certainly proved it in the case of EPIC. Running on the Socialist ticket I got 60,000 votes, and running on the slogan to 'End Poverty in California' I got 879,000. I think we simply have to recognize the fact that our enemies have succeeded in spreading the Big Lie. There is no use attacking it by a front attack, it is much better to out-flank them. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 The methods by which the "Empire of Business" maintains its control over journalism are four: First, ownership of the papers; second, ownership of the owners; third, advertising subsidies; and fourth, direct bribery. By these methods there exists in America a control of news and of current comment more absolute than any monopoly in any other industry. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 In the course of my twenty years career as an assailant of special privilege, I have attacked pretty nearly every important interest in America. The statements I have made, if false, would have been enough to deprive me of a thousand times all the property I ever owned, and to have sent me to prison for a thousand times a normal man's life. I have been called a liar on many occasions, needless to say; but never once in all these twenty years has one of my enemies ventured to bring me into a court of law, and to submit the issue between us to a jury of American citizens. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 As far as I can see, I was really put out of Germany for the crime of blasphemy. My offense was to think that Hitler was just an ordinary man, after all. That is a crime in the reigning cult in Germany, which says Mr. Hitler is a Messiah sent by God to save the German people - an old Jewish idea. To question this mystic mission is so heinous that, if you are a German, you can be sent to jail. I, fortunately, am an American, so I was merely sent to Paris. Worse things can happen. 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 No people ever recognize their dictator in advance. He never stands for election on the platform of dictatorship. He always represents himself as the instrument [of] the Incorporated National Will. When our dictator turns up you can depend on it that he will be one of the boys, and he will stand for everything traditionally American. And nobody will ever say 'Heil' to him, nor will they call him 'Führer' or 'Duce.' But they will greet him with one great big, universal, democratic, sheeplike bleat of 'O.K., Chief! Fix it like you wanna, Chief! Oh Kaaaay!'" 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men. 
Author: Alexander Graham Bell
Nationality: American
b. 3 March 1847  - d. 2 August 1922
  
 When the American people get through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy. 
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1867  - d. 24 April 1936
  
 In order that he might rob a neighbour whom he had promised to defend, black men fought on the coast of Coromandel and red men scalped each other by the great lakes of North America. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 As for 'Sambo,' whose wrongs moved the abolitionists to wrath and tears, there is some reason to believe that he suffered less than any other class in the South for its 'Peculiar Institution.'... Although brought to America by force, the incurably optimistic Negro soon became attached to the country, and devoted to his white folks. 
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1887  - d. 15 May 1976
  
 American historians, in their eagerness to present facts and their laudable concern to tell the truth, have neglected the literary aspects of their craft. They have forgotten that there is an art of writing history. 
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1887  - d. 15 May 1976
  
 America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else; when discovered it was not wanted; and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it. America was named after a man who discovered no part of the New World. History is like that, very chancy. 
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1887  - d. 15 May 1976
  
 An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Look closely at Central America, and try to imagine what would happen if this vital region were to fall into Communist hands. What would happen is a lot of Communists would be stung repeatedly by vivious tropical insects the size of mature hamsters.  
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 On the Japanese news, if the announcers had happy faces and perky voices, I knew that meant good news, such as that Japanese scientists had discovered a way to make VCR's even more difficult for Americans to program; whereas if the announcers had serious voices and frowny faces, it meant bad news, such as the worsening eel shortage. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race. 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people. 
Author: Jacques Maritain
Nationality: French
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 28 April 1973
  
 I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught. 
Author: Jacques Maritain
Nationality: French
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 28 April 1973
  
 Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious. 
Author: Jacques Maritain
Nationality: French
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 28 April 1973
  
 Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I'm the one who's being naïve. How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned for two hours, and then think, 'well, if you believe that was the cause...' 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Organized religion, which is a neurological disorder that justifies crazies and stops people from thinking. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Just because a religion prohibits abortion or decries homosexuality, that does not mean that having an abortion or being homosexual are immoral acts. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 An immoral person is one who harms others through activities such as murder or rape. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The other commandments, such as honoring no god before the Judeo-Christian God, keeping the Sabbath holy, or honoring thy mother and thy father, are not American laws at all. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 A Scientologist, like all religious people, have a neurological disorder. And the only reason why people think it's sane is because so many other people believe the same thing. It's insanity by consensus." 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 A lot of good has come from drugs. I think 'Penny Lane' is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn't even be born if it weren't for that album, so it evens out. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 If you think you have it tough, read history books. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 It's all been satirized for your protection. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Kids. They're not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Men are only as loyal as their options. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The country has become much more conservative, partly because it's been taken over by the religious right. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?' 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The jury could get the case as early as next week, but the defense says they just want to introduce one last-minute load of crap. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think religion stops people from thinking. I think it justified crazies. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.  
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the "will of the people" goes out the window. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 When you want to make it clear to the rest of the world that you are not an imperialist, the best countries to have with you are Britain and Spain. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The reason I love my dog so much is because when I come home, he's the only one in the world who treats me like I'm The Beatles. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people and don't come in clearly enough. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Senator McGovern is very sincere when he says that he will try to cut the military budget by 30%. And this is to drive a knife in the heart of Israel... Jews don't like big military budgets. But it is now an interest of the Jews to have a large and powerful military establishment in the United States... American Jews who care about the survival of the state of Israel have to say, no, we don't want to cut the military budget, it is important to keep that military budget big, so that we can defend Israel. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 If you care for the quality of life in our American democracy, then you have to be for censorship. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 And why should we, of all people, expect the proud new developing nations to see the world precisely as we see it? Was any new nation ever more outspoken, independent and unaligned than the young America of Jefferson, Jackson, and Lincoln? 
Author: Chester Bowles
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1901  - d. 25 May 1986
  
 A lot of the blood of America's race war victims will be on the hands and bloated bodies of Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Ronald Reagan is the President who is more responsible than any for the fact that white racism is both tolerated and even fashionable again in America. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 For every Farrakhan who riles and poisons black America, there are twenty white bigots who seek to take us into organized murder and mayhem. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Our country is wallowing in a miasma of political and class conflict, of greed and special interest, with regard to budget deficits, inflation and rising unemployment, the threats of both a bloody war and a devastating recession. How did we get into this mess? Because the press, during the 1980s committed one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century. The media took a dive, caved in, and did not tell the American people the price they would eventually pay for Reaganomics. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Unless Gingrich and Dole and the Republicans say, 'Am I inflaming a bunch of nuts?', you know we're going to have some more events , like the Oklahoma City bombing. I am absolutely certain the harsher rhetoric of the Gingriches and the Doles creates a climate of violence in America. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 If America abandons affirmative action, the country will take a giant step towards race war because there are armies of raging blacks and furious Hispanics who would go ballistic over effectuation of the proposed campaigns to roll back the meager gains that nonwhites have made in America during a cruel century. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Probably 95 percent of 'white' Americans have some 'Negroid blood. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 I knew that the stories of the two murders would immediately grab the glands of millions of American white men, prejudicing them in ways they would never admit publicly. It would enliven the insecurities of millions of white male psyches. The old college girl's chant, 'Once you go black you never go back!' surely would take on feverish new meaning. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 The upsurge of violent racism in armed groups in America involves more than the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. It now includes every police force in any city and county in America, the National Guard, federal agencies, and even some private 'protective' groups. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 On the Continent, the day is saved by the fact that the plutocracy tends to become more and more Jewish. Here the intellectual cynicism of the Jew almost counterbalances his social unpleasantness. If he is destined to lead the plutocracy of the world out of Little Bethel he will fail, of course, to turn it into an aristocracy--i. e., a caste of gentlemen - but he will at least make it clever, and hence worthy of consideration. The case against the Jews is long and damning; it would justify ten thousand times as many pogroms as now go on in the world. But whenever you find a Davidsbündlerschaft making practise against the Philistines, there you will find a Jew laying on. Maybe it was this fact that caused Nietzsche to speak up for the children of Israel quite as often as he spoke against them. He was not blind to their faults, but when he set them beside Christians he could not deny their general superiority. Perhaps in America and England, as on the Continent, the increasing Jewishness of the plutocracy, while cutting it off from all chance of ever developing into an aristocracy, will yet lift it to such a dignity that it will at least deserve a certain grudging respect. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 People who are just getting "seriously interested" in film always ask a critic, "Why don't you talk about technique and 'the visuals' more?" The answer is that American movie technique is generally more like technology and it usually isn't very interesting. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Men are now beginning their careers as directors by working on commercials - which, if one cares to speculate on it, may be almost a one-sentence résumé of the future of American motion pictures. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 In movies, the balance between art and business has always been precarious, with business outweighing art, but the business was, at least, in the hands of businessmen who loved movies. As popular entertainment, movies need something of what the vulgarian moguls had - zest, a belief in their own instincts, a sentimental dedication to producing pictures that would make their country proud of their contribution, a respect for quality, and the biggest thing: a willingness to take chances. The cool managerial sharks don't have that; neither do the academics. But the vulgarians also did more than their share of damage, and they're gone forever anyway. They were part of a different America. They were, more often than not, men who paid only lip service to high ideals, while gouging everyone for profits. The big change in the country is reflected in the fact that people in the movie business no longer feel it necessary to talk about principles at all. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 For some strange reason we don't go to charming, light movies anymore. People expect a movie to be heavy and turgid, like "American Beauty." We've become a heavy-handed society. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.  
Author: William Lyon Phelps
Nationality: American
b. 2 January 1865  - d. 21 August 1943
  
 God bless the America we are trying to create. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 This epic before us is going to be written by the hungry Indian masses, the peasants without land, the exploited workers. It is going to be written by the progressive masses, the honest and brilliant intellectuals, who so greatly abound in our suffering Latin American lands. Struggles of masses and ideas. An epic that will be carried forward by our peoples, mistreated and scorned by imperialism; our people, unreckoned with until today, who are now beginning to shake off their slumber. Imperialism considered us a weak and submissive flock; and now it begins to be terrified of that flock; a gigantic flock of 200 million Latin Americans in whom Yankee monopoly capitalism now sees its gravediggers. 
Author: Che Guevara
Nationality: Argentinean
b. 14 June 1928  - d. 910 December 1967
  
 All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women.  
Author: Sir Thomas Beecham
Nationality: British
b. 29 April 1879  - d. 8 March 1961
  
 America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government do it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 The agenda Clinton & Clinton would impose on America - abortion on demand, a litmus test for the Supreme Court, homosexual rights, discrimination against religious schools, women in combat units - that's change, all right. But it is not the kind of change America needs. It is not the kind of change America wants. And it is not the kind of change we can abide in a nation we still call God's country. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Yet, today, America's leaders are reenacting every folly that brought these great powers Russia, Germany, and Japan to ruin - from arrogance and hubris, to assertions of global hegemony, to imperial overstretch, to trumpeting new 'crusades,' to handing out war guarantees to regions and countries where Americans have never fought before. We are piling up the kind of commitments that produced the greatest disasters of the twentieth century. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Today, in too many of our schools our children are being robbed of their innocence. Their minds are being poisoned against their Judeo-Christian heritage, against America's heroes and against American history, against the values of faith and family and country. Eternal truths that do not change from the Old and New Testament have been expelled from our public schools, and our children are being indoctrinated in moral relativism, and the propaganda of an anti-Western ideology. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The real liberators of American women were not the feminist noise-makers; they were the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer. These conveniences allowed "Mom" to spend more time reading, teaching or getting involved in the community. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The Second Amendment guarantees the individual right to own, possess, and use personal firearms, and as President I will ensure that this right is not compromised. People convicted of violent crime should forfeit their right to own firearms, but sportsmen, hunters, & law-abiding Americans should be allowed to use guns for pleasure or personal or family safety. Private ownership of guns gives citizens of this free republic the means to protect life, liberty and property - and I will fully & faithfully protect that right. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 American Southwest could "become a giant Kosovo", still part of the United States, but Mexican in "language, ethnicity, history and culture. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 What I believe is that people should not deliberately alter the character and composition of the country without consulting the American people. If you adopt two children, Alan, you're going to go in and you're going to decide who comes. Who should decide who comes and who doesn't? First, illegals should not come. Secondarily, the American people should be consulted about how many immigrants come, what are the criteria - and we haven't been consulted. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 America did not listen to Booker T. Washington's concerns. Millions of jobs in burgeoning industries went to immigrants who poured into the United States between 1890 and 1920. These men and women enriched our country. But they also moved ahead of and shouldered aside black men and women whose families had been here for generations and even centuries. Not until immigration had been dramatically cut in the Coolidge era, and World War II created an all-consuming demand for industrial workers, were black Americans brought by the hundreds of thousands north to the manufacturing cities of America. And when they were, a Black middle class was created upon which the civil rights movement was built. When immigration stopped, Black America advanced, as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and A. Philip Randolph said it would. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 It was Wilsonism, liberal interventionism, not 'isolationism,' that created the moral-political swamp in which fascism, Hitlerism, and Stalinism were spawned. Unable to deal with the truth - that their own heroes produced the disasters that may yet ring down the curtain on Western Civilization - the blind children of Wilson now scapegoat Pius XII and America First. Do those attacking me realize they are defending the policies that produced World War II and virtual annihilation of the Jewish population of Europe? While the West is busy erecting Holocaust museums, it has failed to study the history that produced it. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 There was nothing immoral, or unwise, about the isolationists' position of 1940-41. Because of the courageous efforts of Lindbergh and America First, the United States stayed out of the war until Hitler threw the full force of his war machine against Stalin. Thus, the Soviet Union, not America's young, bore the brunt of defeating Nazi Germany. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The Israeli people are America's friends and have a right to peace and secure borders. We should help them secure these rights. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The war is largely fought to defend Israeli and American oil interests and is a useless war based on deception and imperialism. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 There is no proof to substantiate Bush's claim Syria was behind Hezbollah's capture of the Israeli soldiers, and those "whispering in his ear" are the same people who told him Iraq was maybe months away from an atom bomb, that an invasion would be a 'cakewalk,' that he would be Churchill, that U.S. troops would be greeted with candy and flowers, that democracy would break out across the region, that Palestinians and Israelis would then sit down and make peace? How much must America pay for the education of this man? 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The only reason that there has been no sabotage or espionage on the part of Japanese-Americans is that they are waiting for the right moment to strike. 
Author: Earl Warren
Nationality: American
b. December 1891  - d.  December 1974
  
 I have since deeply regretted the removal order and my own testimony advocating it, because it was not in keeping with our American concept of freedom and the rights of citizens. Whenever I thought of the innocent little children who were torn from home, school friends and congenial surroundings, I was conscience-stricken. 
Author: Earl Warren
Nationality: American
b. December 1891  - d.  December 1974
  
 I am an American in every fiber of my body and in every heartbeat.I am an American in every fiber of my body and in every heartbeat. 
Author: Henry Heinz
Nationality: American
b. 11 October 1844  - d. 14 May 1919
  
 One thing I fear, that you Americans will do the same thing that you did after the last war. I mean that you will pull out of here and leave Europe, then Russia will have her way. Private enterprise and individual rights will be lost just as much as under a Nazi government. Frightful! 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 The only thing that counts is the right to know, to speak, to think - that, and the sanctity of the courts. Otherwise it's not America. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 If we go on as we are, we are protecting the mind of the American public from any real contact with the menacing world that squeezes in upon us. We are engaged in a great experiment to discover whether a free public opinion can devise and direct methods of managing the affairs of the nation. We may fail. But we are handicapping ourselves needlessly. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The American heritage was one of individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government. Unfortunately, that heritage has been lost. Americans no longer have the freedom to direct their own lives. Today, it is the government that is free - free to do whatever it wants. There is no subject, no issue, no matter that is not subject to legislation. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 There already are 20,000 federal gun laws and regulations on the books. If those laws haven't made America safe by now, why should we think 20,001 laws will suffice? 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 I confess to a rare problem - gynekinetophobia, or the fear of women falling on me - but this is a rather mild illness compared with many affluent suburbanites, who have developed an almost total zoophobia, or fear of anything that moves. It is, as any traveller can confirm, a complaint best developed in the affluent North American, and it seems to be part of blue toilet dyes, air fresheners, lots of paper tissues, and two showers a day. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Of all the elements of critical importance to plants, phosophorus is the least commonly found, and sources are rarely available locally. Of all the phosphatic fertilisers used, Europe and North America consume 75% (and get least return from this input because of overuse, over-irrigation, and poor soil economy). If we really wanted to reduce world famine, the redirection of these surplus phosphates to the poor soils of Africa and India (or any other food-deficient area) would do it. Forget about miracle plants; we need global ethics for all such essential soil resources. As long as we clear-cultivate, most of this essential and rare resource will end up in the sea. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same - hardihood. Give them raw truth. 
Author: John Jay Chapman
Nationality: American
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1933
  
 I would have these good people to recollect, that the laws of this country hold out to foreigners an offer of all that liberty of the press which Americans enjoy, and that, if this liberty be abridged, by whatever means it may be done, the laws and the constitution, and all together, is a mere cheat; a snare to catch the credulous and enthusiastic of every other nation; a downright imposition on the world. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character than the native warrior of North America. In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 The Americans are almost ignorant of the art of music, one of the most elevating, innocent and refining of human tastes, whose influence on the habits and morals of a people is of the most beneficial tendency. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 In America the taint of sectarianism lies broad upon the land. Not content with acknowledging the supremacy as the Diety, and with erecting temples in his honor, where all can bow down with reverence, the pride and vanity of human reason enter into and pollute our worship, and the houses that should be of God and for God, alone, where he is to be honored with submissive faith, are too often merely schools of metaphysical and useless distinctions. The nation is sectarian, rather than Christian. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 The people of America expect us to seek public office and to serve for the right reasons. And the right reason is to challenge the status quo and to serve the common good. Now, no one expects us to agree on everything, whether in Juneau or in Washington. But we are expected to govern with integrity, and goodwill, and clear convictions, and a servant's heart. 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 Our opponet is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country. 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 I know at the end of the day putting this in God's hands, the right thing for America will be done, at the end of the day on Nov. 4. 
Author: Sarah Palin
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1964
  
 American women are good mothers, but they make poor wives; Americans are very poor at being attentive to anybody else. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 As we look over the list of the early leaders of the republic, Washington, John Adams, Hamilton, and others, we discern that they were all men who insisted upon being themselves and who refused to truckle to the people. With each succeeding generation, the growing demand of the people that its elective officials shall not lead but merely register the popular will has steadily undermined the independence of those who derive their power from popular election. The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 I think that will be the next thing to happen. It will happen with an Asian guy before it happens with a black guy. I don't know why that is, but English politics is just so overly white. It's very much about the class structure. And particularly with the Labour Party being like it is. New Labour now. It's so upper class, really. I mean you can't criticize people for being born upper class, but that does seem to be the trend, and you just really feel you need somebody to go in and really shake things up. The thing is this is what my generation in England misses in politics and what America has just gained through this fantastic man, Barack Obama." 
Author: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1989
  
 I know - right?' That phrase and its little rhythm there is very American and not really used in England. I've started saying that and people are picking up on it when they come over. 
Author: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1989
  
 Certainly coming to America has been extraordinary. 
Author: Tim Roth
Nationality: English
b. 14 May 1961
  
 America is my country, but Paris is my hometown. 
Author: Gertrude Stein
Nationality: American
b. 3 February 1874  - d. 27 July 1946
  
 I am not sorry for having wrought in common, crude material so much; that is the right American stuff; and perhaps hereafter, when my din is done, if anyone is curious to know what that noise was, it will be found to have proceeded from a small insect which was scraping about on the surface of our life and trying to get into its meaning for the sake of the other insects larger or smaller. That is, such has been my unconscious work; consciously, I was always, as I still am, trying to fashion a piece of literature out of the life next at hand. 
Author: William Dean Howells
Nationality: American
b. 1 March 1837  - d. 11 May 1920
  
 Fortune has dealt with me rather too well. I have known little struggle, not much poverty, many generosities. Now and then I have, for my books or myself, been somewhat warmly denounced - there was one good pastor in California who upon reading my Elmer Gantry desired to lead a mob and lynch me, while another holy man in the state of Maine wondered if there was no respectable and righteous way of putting me in jail. And, much harder to endure than any raging condemnation, a certain number of old acquaintances among journalists, what in the galloping American slang we call the "I Knew Him When Club", have scribbled that since they know me personally, therefore I must be a rather low sort of fellow and certainly no writer. But if I have now and then received such cheering brickbats, still I, who have heaved a good many bricks myself, would be fatuous not to expect a fair number in return. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The doctor asserted, 'Sure religion is a fine influence - got to have it to keep the lower classes in order - fact, it's the only thing that appeals to a lot of these fellows and makes 'em respect the rights of property. And I guess this theology is O.K.; lot of wise old coots figured it out, and they knew more about it than we do.' He believed in the Christian religion, and never thought about it; he believed in the church, and seldom went near it; he was shocked by Carol's lack of faith, and wasn't quite sure what was the nature of the faith that she lacked. Carol herself was an uneasy and dodging agnostic. When she ventured to Sunday School and heard the teachers droning that the genealogy of Shamsherai was a valuable ethical problem for children to think about; when she experimented with the Wednesday prayer-meeting and listened to store-keeping elders giving unvarying weekly testimony in primitive erotic symbols and such gory Chaldean phrases as 'washed in the blood of the lamb' and 'a vengeful God...' then Carol was dismayed to find the Christian religion, in America, in the twentieth century, as abnormal as Zoroastrianism - without the splendor. But when she went to church suppers a felt the friendliness, saw the gaiety with which the sisters served cold ham and scalloped potatoes; when Mrs. Champ Perry cried to her, on an afternoon call, 'My dear, if you just knew how happy it makes you to come into abiding grace,' then Carol found the humanness behind the sanguinary and alien theology. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 All of them perceived that American Democracy did not imply any equality of wealth, but did demand a wholesome sameness of thought, dress, painting, morals, and vocabulary. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Perhaps I am a crank, Martin. There are many who hate me. There are plots against me - oh, you t'ink I imagine it, but you shall see! I make many mistakes. But one thing I keep always pure: the religion of a scientist. To be a scientist - it is not just a different job, so that a man should choose between being a scientist and being an explorer or a bond-salesman or a physician or a king or a farmer. It is a tangle of ver-y obscure emotions, like mysticism, or wanting to write poetry; it makes its victim all different from the good normal man. The normal man, he does not care much what he does except that he should eat and sleep and make love. But the scientist is intensely religious - he is so religious that he will not accept quarter-truths, because they are an insult to his faith. He wants that everything should be subject to inexorable laws. He is equal opposed to the capitalists who t'ink their silly money-grabbing is a system, and to liberals who t'ink man is not a fighting animal; he takes both the American booster and the European aristocrat, and he ignores all their blithering. Ignores it! All of it! He hates the preachers who talk their fables, but he iss not too kindly to the anthropologists and historians who can only make guesses, yet they have the nerf to call themselves scientists! Oh, yes, he is a man that all nice good-natured people should naturally hate!  
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 It was not her eloquence but her healing of the sick which raised Sharon to such eminence that she promised to become the most renowned evangelist in America. People were tired of eloquence; and the whole evangelist business was limited, since even the most ardent were not likely to be saved more than three of four times. But they could be healed constantly, and of the same disease. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. All men will want to be free and share our way of life. There must be so much that I should have said, but haven't. What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America; with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 The American child is a highly intelligent human being - characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, and has a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives. Lucky indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics into adult life. It usually makes for a happy and successful individual. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.The American child is a highly intelligent human being - characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, and has a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives. Lucky indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics into adult life. It usually makes for a happy and successful individual. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 EPCOT will be an experimental prototype community of tomorrow that will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and systems. And EPCOT will always be a showcase to the world for the ingenuity and imagination of American free enterprise. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Laughter is America's most important export. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress - these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.  
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 I was a misfit. I read, I painted, I didn't hate niggers. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 They laughed me out of class, out of town and out of the state. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 I won't quit to become someone's old lady. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 I'm one of those regular weird people. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 Rock on out. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 You got to get it while you can. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things. 
Author: Janis Joplin
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1943  - d. 4 October 1970
  
 If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 Let us speak of our madness. We are always being called mad. If we are mad - we and our brothers in America who are walking hand in hand with us in the vanguard of progress - at least we are mad in company with most of our great predecessors and all the most intelligent foreigners. Beethoven, Schumann, and Wagner, Shelley, Blake, Keats, Coleridge, Wordsworth were all mad in turn. We shall be proud to join them in the Asylum to which they are now consigned. 
Author: Dame Edith Sitwell
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1887  - d. 9 December 1964
  
 On 25 November 2004 David Stratton railed against Team America: World Police declaring that he was 'really disgusted by this film'. The reason? Well, the ABC reviewer accused the film's director Trey Parker of 'playing into the hands of George W. Bush'. Shocking, eh? So he gave Team America: World Police just one star out of five. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Don't get me wrong. It's good to have one-time leftists and social democrats now standing up against the left. By the way, I have defined what I mean by the contemporary left in the December 2004 issue of The Sydney Institute Quarterly. Yet it says something about the relative failure of Australian conservatives in the culture wars that there are so few from-cradle-to-grave conservatives in the public debate. Here the situation in Australia differs significantly from that prevailing in North America and Western Europe. Per head of the population, there are many more articulate political conservatives in the United States and Britain than there are in Australia. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I would like to say something, not just to Vietnam veterans in New England, but to men who were in Vietnam, who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of things that I said or did. I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I'm very sorry that I hurt them. And I want to apologize to them and their families. I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an anti-aircraft gun, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 It's hard to decide if TV makes morons out of everyone, or if it mirrors Americans who really are morons to begin with. 
Author: Martin Mull
Nationality: American
b. 18 August 1943
  
 To us, bi-partisanship is them being forced to agree with us after we have politically cleaned their clocks and beaten them. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 This is the voice of the new Castrati by the way, guys who have lost their guts. You can't say, Mr. Limbaugh, that you want the President to fail. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 The dream end of this Operation Chaos is that this keeps up to the Convention, and that we have a recreation of Chicago 1968 with burning cars, protests, fire, and literal riots and all of that, that is the objective here. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 I hope he fails. I don't want absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care. I do not want the government in charge of all of these things. I don't want this to work. What is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. 
Author: Rush Limbaugh
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 1951
  
 Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out! 
Author: Lee Iacocca
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1924
  
 Immigration and multiculturalism are issues that this government is trying to address, but for far too long ordinary Australians have been kept out of any debate by the major parties. I and most Australians want our immigration policy radically reviewed and that of multiculturalism abolished. I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. Between 1984 and 1995, 40 per cent of all migrants coming into this country were of Asian origin. They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate. Of course, I will be called racist but, if I can invite whom I want into my home, then I should have the right to have a say in who comes into my country. A truly multicultural country can never be strong or united. The world is full of failed and tragic examples, ranging from Ireland to Bosnia to Africa and, closer to home, Papua New Guinea. America and Great Britain are currently paying the price. Arthur Calwell was a great Australian and Labor leader, and it is a pity that there are not men of his stature sitting on the opposition benches today. Arthur Calwell said: Japan, India, Burma, Ceylon and every new African nation are fiercely anti-white and anti one another. Do we want or need any of these people here? I am one red-blooded Australian who says no and who speaks for 90% of Australians. I have no hesitation in echoing the words of Arthur Calwell. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 Like so many substantial citizens of America, he had married young and kept on marrying, springing from blonde to blonde like the chamois of the Alps leaping from crag to crag. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model - whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home. 
Author: Bruce Fairchild Barton
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1886  - d. 5 June 1967
  
 One day some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. We hired a prairie wagon. Near the top we had to leave the wagon and go the rest of the way on mules. I was very tired. But when I saw the view, I felt great joy. All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse. 
Author: Katherine Lee Bates
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1859  - d. 28 March 1929
  
 Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. 
Author: L. Frank Baum
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1856  - d. 6 May 1919
  
 We are getting mixed up with the French tradition. In talking about the necessity to 'finish' a thing, we then said American painters 'finish' a thing that looks 'unfinished', and the French, they 'they 'finish' it. I have seen Matisses that were more 'unfinished' and yet more 'finished' than any American painters. Matisse was obviously in a terrific emotion at the time and he was more''unfinished' than ''finished'. 
Author: William Baziotes
Nationality: American
b. December 1912  - d.  December 1963
  
 When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America 
Author: Warren Beatty
Nationality: American
b. 30 March 1937
  
 A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy. 
Author: Bernardo Bertolucci
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1940
  
 I have always been of the opinion that we have no right to impose our ideals upon other nations, no matter how strange it may seem to us that they enjoy the kind of life they lead, how slow they may be in utilizing the resources of their countries, or how much opposed their ideals may be to ours. Our intolerant attitude is most pronounced in regard to what we like to call "our free institutions." Modern democracy was no doubt the most wholesome and needed reaction against the abuses of absolutism and of a selfish, often corrupt, bureaucracy. That the wishes and thoughts of the people should find expression, and that the form of government should conform to these wishis is an axiom that has pervaded the whole Western world, and that is even taking root in the Far East. It is a quite different question, however, in how far the particular machinery of democratic government is identical with democratic institutions. To claim as we often do, that our solution is the only democratic and the ideal one is a one-sided expression of Americanism. I see no reason why we should not allow the Germans, Austrians, and Russians, or whoever else it may be, to solve their problems in their own ways, instead of demanding that they bestow upon themselves the benefactions of our régime. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 In the afternoons he is in the habit of going into crowded rooms and making everybody else feel inferior. The evenings are reserved for extended bouts of name-dropping. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 "I believe that the United States will attack Iraq, not only to take control of Iraqi oil, but also because the American administration is now a bloodthirsty wild animal. Bombs are its only vocabulary. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 Many Americans, we know, are horrified by the posture of their government but seem to be helpless. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 The United States is a monster out of control. Unless we challenge it with absolute determination American barbarism will destroy the world. The country is run by a bunch of criminal lunatics, with Blair as their hired Christian thug. The planned attack on Iraq is an act of premeditated mass murder. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 I believe Wilfred Owen would share our contempt, our revulsion, our nausea and our shame at both the language and the actions of the American and British governments 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 I'd like to see Europe echo the example of Latin America in withstanding the economic and political intimidation of the United States. This is a serious responsibility for Europe and all of its citizens. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 The atrocity in New York was predictable and inevitable. It was an act of retaliation against constant and systematic manifestations of state terrorism on the part of the United States over many years, in all parts of the world. I believe that it will do this not only to take control of Iraqi oil, but also because the American administration is now a blood-thirsty wild animal. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 The U.S. is really beyond reason now. It is beyond our imagining to know what they are going to do next and what they are prepared to do. There is only one comparison: Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany wanted total domination of Europe and they nearly did it. The U.S. wants total domination of the world and is about to consolidate that. Blair sees himself as a representative of moral rectitude. He is actually a mass murderer. But we forget that - we are as much victims of delusions as Americans are. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 From January 1993 until my resignation from the United Nations in August 1998, I witnessed first hand the duplicitous Iraq policies of the administration of Bill Clinton, the implementation of which saw a President lie to the American people about a threat he knew was hyped, lie to Congress about his support of a disarmament process his administration wanted nothing to do with, and lie to the world about American intent, which turned its back on the very multilateral embrace of diplomacy as reflected in the resolutions of the Security Council Hillary Clinton so piously refers to in her speech, and instead pursued a policy defined by the unilateral interests of the Clinton administration to remove Saddam Hussein from power. 
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 My mother and father had been brought to this country from Russia when they were infants. Their fathers had found that the great promise of America was true - it was no crime to be a Jew. 
Author: Al Capp
Nationality: American
b. 28 September 1909  - d. 5 November 1979
  
 The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony. 
Author: John Cheever
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1912  - d. 18 June 1982
  
 Friends have asked how I came to engender this American antagonism. My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them. Secondly, I was opposed to the Committee on Un-American Activities - a dishonest phrase to begin with, elastic enough to wrap around the throat and strangle the voice of any American citizen whose honest opinion is a minority of one. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 Forget Spanish. There's nothing in that language worth reading except Don Quixote, and a quick listen to the CD of Man of La Mancha will take care of that. There was a poet named Garcia Lorca, but I'd leave him on the intellectual back burner if I were you. As for everyone's speaking it, what twaddle! Who speaks it that you are really desperate to talk to? The help? Your leaf blower? Study French or German, where there are at least a few books worth reading, or, if you're American, try English.  
Author: Dame Edna Everage
Nationality: Australian   
 I was appearing at this college when Peter and Jimmy turned up and asked me if I'd like to join The Yardbirds. I knew The Yardbirds had done a lot of work in America - which to me meant audiences who would want to know what I might have to offer - so naturally I was very interested. 
Author: Robert Anthony Plant
Nationality: English
b. 20 August 1948
  
 How can I explain the difference to me between America and Russia?... the America I've known is a place where men on horseback escort union marchers, the Russia I've known is a place where men on horseback slaughter young Socialists and Jews. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 America is a great country. It has many shortcomings, many social inequalities, and it's tragic that the problem of the blacks wasn't solved fifty or even a hundred years ago, but it's still a great country, a country full of opportunities, of freedom! Does it seem nothing to you to be able to say what you like, even against the government, the Establishment? 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 Hollywood is run by Jews. It is owned by Jews, and they should have a greater sensitivity. They should have greater sensitivity about the issue of people who are suffering because they've [been] exploited. We have seen the nigger, we've seen the greaseball, we have seen the chink, the slit-eyed dangerous Jap. We have seen the wily Filipino. We've seen everything, but we never saw the kike, because they know perfectly well that is where you draw the wagons around. 
Author: Marlon Brando
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1924  - d. 1 July 2004
  
 A good way of finding out who won a war, who lost a war, and what the war was about, is to ask who's cheering and who's depressed after it's over - this can give you interesting answers. So, for example, if you ask that question about the Second World War, you find out that the winners were the Nazis, the German industrialists who had supported Hitler, the Italian Fascists and the war criminals that were sent off to South America - they were all cheering at the end of the war. The losers of the war were the anti-fascist resistance, who were crushed all over the world. Either they were massacred like in Greece or South Korea, or just crushed like in Italy and France. That's the winners and losers. That tells you partly what the war was about. Now let's take the Cold War: Who's cheering and who's depressed? Let's take the East first. The people who are cheering are the former Communist Party bureaucracy who are now the capitalist entrepreneurs, rich beyond their wildest dreams, linked to Western capital, as in the traditional Third World model, and the new Mafia. They won the Cold War. The people of East Europe obviously lost the Cold War; they did succeed in overthrowing Soviet tyranny, which is a gain, but beyond that they've lost - they're in miserable shape and declining further. If you move to the West, who won and who lost? Well, the investors in General Motors certainly won. They now have this new Third World open again to exploitation - and they can use it against their own working classes. On the other hand, the workers in GM certainly didn't win, they lost. They lost the Cold War, because now there's another way to exploit them and oppress them and they're suffering from it. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Actually, on humanitarian intervention in general, I guess my view is not unlike the view that was attributed to Gandhi, accurately or not, when he was supposedly asked what he thought about western civilization. He is supposed to have said that he thought it would be a good idea. Similarly, humanitarian intervention would be a good idea, in principle. Can we expect that with the existing power structure, distribution of power in the world, there will be humanitarian intervention? There is nothing new about the question, of course. The idea of humanitarian intervention goes back to the days of the Concert of Europe a century ago - in the 19th Century there was lots of talk about civilizing missions and interventions that would do good things. The US intervened in the Philippines to "uplift and christianize" the backward people, killing a couple of hundred thousand of them and destroying the place. The same thing happened in Haiti, the same thing happened with other countries. We cannot disregard the historical record and talk about an ideal world. It makes sense to work towards a better world, but it doesn't make any sense to have illusions about what the real world is. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 After September 11th, I had tons of interviews everywhere, except the United States of course, and often it was national radio and TV. A couple of times it turned out to be Irish television and BBC back to back, and the difference in reaction was startling. If I said this much on Irish TV, OK, discussion over, everyone understands what I'm talking about. You try to say it on BBC, you have to go on for like about an hour to explain to them what you mean. The Irish sea is a chasm, and it just depends who's been holding the whip for 800 years and who's been under it for 800 years. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 I choose to live in what I think is the greatest country in the world, which is committing horrendous terrorist acts and should stop. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928