Monday, April 6, 2009

America Quotes

There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream. ~Archibald MacLeish


National honor is national property of the highest value. ~James Monroe, first inaugural address, 4 March 1817

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. ~J. Horace McFarland


"Our country, right or wrong." When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right. ~Carl Schurz


The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven. ~David Lloyd George


Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Poet," Essays, Second Series, 1844


America is a tune. It must be sung together. ~Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds



If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it. ~Norman Thomas


You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.


Americans have different ways of saying things. They say "elevator", we say "lift"... they say "President", we say "stupid psychopathic git.

America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
~Anthony Walton

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
~ Arnold Toynbee (1889 - 1975)

America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.
~Barack Obama (1961 - ), Nomination Acceptance Speech, 08-28-08

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
~Bill Clinton (1946 - )


America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
~Bobcat Goldthwaite

To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~Paul Sweeney

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ~Hamilton Fish


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.
~Lee Greenwood


How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~Paul Sweeney


May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ~Daniel Webster


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis



He loves his country best who strives to make it best. ~Robert G. Ingersoll



The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American. ~Thomas Jefferson


America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. ~Adlai Stevenson
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