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God created war so that Americans would learn geography.

Mark Twain

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Alexis de Tocqueville

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.

Carl Sandburg

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most, had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.

James Madison

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

Ernest Hemingway

Europeans like some Americans drive on the right side of the road except in England where they drive on both sides of the road, Italy where they drive on the sidewalk, and France where if necessary they will follow you right into the hotel lobby.

Dave Barry

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.

Mitt Romney

I was born in Europe... and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it.

Dave Barry

I'm old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now.

P. J. O'Rourke

France and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.

Johnny Depp

American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.

Hubert H. Humphrey

After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.

Calvin Coolidge

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

Richard M. Nixon

There is an amazing something in the American psyche which speaks about courage and it says 'Yes I can '... Yes we will overcome it all because we have the spirit to do so.

Maya Angelou

Public opinion in this country is everything.

Abraham Lincoln

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees, who are educated enough, that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors.

Dave Barry

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.

Woodrow Wilson

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

James Madison

That we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Charlie Sheen

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Mark Twain

American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.

James Arthur Baldwin

I think America is just so in love with conflict.

Chuck Palahniuk

America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.

Woodrow Wilson

Americans still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.

Barack Obama

Most Americans are very cool people.

Henry Rollins

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30.

Groucho Marx

American men as a group seem to be interested in only two things: money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.

Hedy Lamarr

America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.

George W. Bush

Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.

Stephen King

The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Abraham Lincoln

Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common, except for the fact they've been told they have lots in common.

Doug Coupland

We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control, when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy.

Henry Miller

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.

James Arthur Baldwin

America is not better off than it was $1.8 trillion dollars ago.

Mitt Romney

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.

John Barrymore

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

George S. Patton

Americans never quit.

Douglas MacArthur

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but I am afraid it is not going to be a success.

Sigmund Freud

America was established not to create wealth, but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.

Woodrow Wilson

America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere, but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there.

Will Rogers

Americans adore me, and will go on adoring me, until I say something nice about them.

George Bernard Shaw

In known history nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

Alan Watts

Americans are rising to the tasks of history and they expect the same of us.

George W. Bush

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.

Mark Twain

America is just downright mean.

Michelle Obama

America is not nearly done. We're only in the beginning. Who knows who we will be? Who knows... what color we will be? It is all something that maybe our descendants - if they survive that long - will see.

Alice Walker

And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Mitt Romney

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.

Will Rogers

Sometimes reading a blog, which I do infrequently, I see that generations of Americans have been wilfully crippled and can no longer spell or write a sentence.

Alice Walker

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.

Charles Darwin

I think Americans are very patriotic.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad you're actually helping to make America stronger.

Michelle Obama

America's a very traumatized society.

Alanis Morissette

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.

Hunter S. Thompson

For other nations utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered, for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.

Henry A. Kissinger

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.

Woodrow Wilson

American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.

Barry Goldwater

America is a young country with an old mentality.

George Santayana

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

Laurence J. Peter

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically by definition be disqualified from ever doing so.

Gore Vidal

America wants its respect.

Tupac Shakur

America is a country that doesn't know where it is going, but is determined to set a speed record getting there.

Laurence J. Peter

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.

George S. Patton

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman, and have a French boyfriend.

Katharine Hepburn

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

Sigmund Freud

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

Andrew Jackson

It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.

Eric Hoffer

When good Americans die they go to Paris.

Oscar Wilde

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages

Dave Barry

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.

Mitt Romney

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Harry S. Truman

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.

George Bernard Shaw

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.

Marlene Dietrich

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Oscar Wilde

Now you have a choice: we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the United States of America.

Barack Obama

In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.

Oscar Wilde

Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all and yet we don't take credit for it.

Ray Bradbury

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.

P. J. O'Rourke

America is another name for opportunity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Ronald Reagan

America's a melting pot, all races, cultures, religious choices.

Tiger Woods

America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting and it is sure to be large.

E. M. Forster

Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin, are now emblems of the American lifestyle.

Billy Graham

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.

John W. Gardner

America is my country and Paris is my hometown.

Gertrude Stein

America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.

George W. Bush

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

Frederick Douglass

Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed.

Marilyn Manson

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

Alexis de Tocqueville

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin

American Atheists: "What message would you like to send to your Atheist fans?" Douglas Adams: "Hello! How are you?"

Douglas Adams

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Lord Byron

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

Margaret Thatcher

America in particular imposes an horrendous burden on the world. We have this wonderful standard of living, but it comes at enormous cost.

E. O. Wilson

We are hated because we are free. We are hated because of the idea that is the United States of America. We are hated because of our Constitution.

Rush Limbaugh

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.

Calvin Coolidge

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.

Thomas Merton

Perhaps after all America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Oscar Wilde

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Albert Einstein

My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.

Mitt Romney

There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest, but also the best interests of the world.

Hillary Clinton

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.

John F. Kennedy

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.

Mark Twain

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.

Carroll O'Connor

America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.

George W. Bush

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.

Theodore Roosevelt

And that's how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families, for our joy, our support in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives.

Mitt Romney

The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self and, at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family.

Mitt Romney

This country with its institutions belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

Abraham Lincoln

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

Abraham Lincoln

All the perplexities confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

John Adams

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.

Marlene Dietrich

I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes.

George W. Bush

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

George Washington

And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that One - most new jobs are created by small businesses; Two - most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there.

George W. Bush

Great tragedy has come to us and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

George W. Bush

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.

George W. Bush

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.

Mark Twain

I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and dignity they have earned.

Barack Obama

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.

Bill Cosby

Some day following the example of the United States of America there will be a United States of Europe.

George Washington

In the United States I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.

Paulo Coelho

I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.

Michael Jackson

'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.

Hillary Clinton

Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are, and that is what always upsets the foreigner who deals with them; they are so friendly, how can they be so suspicious; they are so suspicious, how can they be so friendly; but they just are.

Gertrude Stein

America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead they overlap and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

Barack Obama

An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting, and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion he will say "Gentlemen" to the person with whom he is conversing.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.

Abraham Lincoln

The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.

George W. Bush

The America we all know has been a story of the many becoming one, uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness.

Mitt Romney

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.

John F. Kennedy

Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state.

Ambrose Bierce

And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce 'It could be worse.' It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse? Of course not. What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.

Mitt Romney

After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney.

Paul Ryan

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In America the President reigns for four years and Journalism governs forever and ever.

Oscar Wilde

As long as I live I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I cannot understand how the education of this United States of America has been fooled, time and time again. Either make it separate but equal, or integrate, therefore it will be equal. And it has been separate and unequal.

Bill Cosby

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

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.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

We should be too big to take offense, and too noble to give it.

Abraham Lincoln

I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour. America he said had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President America has freed other nations from dictators.

Mitt Romney

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.

Marlene Dietrich

Fourth to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish, as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

Mitt Romney

President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.

Mitt Romney

Central to America's rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.

Mitt Romney

And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking innovative risk-taking God- loving family-oriented American people.

Mitt Romney

Now is the moment when we can stand up and say 'I'm an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!' So here we stand. Americans have a choice.

Mitt Romney

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