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Famous America Quotes
 

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.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system.
--P. J. O'Rourke

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.
--George W. Bush

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.
--Lord Conesford

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
--Mary Ellen Kelly

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world
--Dan Quayle

The American people are very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.
--Will Rogers (1879-1935)

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
--H. L. Mencken

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.
--Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune columnist

Income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf
--Will Rogers

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.
--Art Jones Film director who directed Dodgeball, a mock-documentary criticizing the game.

The Declaration of Independence - of the 13 United States of America We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
--Declaration of Independence

The Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
--The Pledge of Allegiance

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.
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

You, the Spirit of the Settlement! ... Not understand that America is God's crucible, the great melting-pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here, you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, with your fifty languages and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries...
--Israel Zangwill The Melting Pot

The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money -- then make money with money - then make lots of money with lots of money.
--Paul Erdman

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
--John Dickinson The Liberty Song

Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
--Homer Simpson

Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America -- that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
--Thomas Wolfe You Can't Go Home Again

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 Baldwin Notes of a Native Son

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
--William J. Clinton - Bill Clinton

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.
--Lily Tomlin

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?
--Evelyn Waugh

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.
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy Columbia University, 10 days before his assassination

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.
--Ken Advent

People are unhappy (and neurotic) in America today because advertising has caused them to have unrealistic expectations of life, themselves, their jobs and the Fantasyland products and services that are constantly pushed on them.
--Curtis Smale

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 are okay, then it's you.
--Rita Mae Brown

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
--Thomas Paine (1737-1809) American political theorist, writer

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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
--Lee Greenwood

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.
--Ronald Reagan

Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
--George Will

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